Calvin Trillin: Obama's China policy




So why did President Obama

Decline to meet the Dalai Lama?

It's said that he must curry favor

With Chiina. Yes, it has our waiver

To toss its people in the clink

For how they pray or what they think

And we've resolved that we won't fret

About the way it rules Tibet.


For going along when China's rotten

It's hard to think of what we've gotten.

Calvin Trillin, The Nation, ll/9/09