Calvin Trillin: The Bain of Mitt Romney's Existence


He's running on all of his triumphs at Bain,

But some say the Democrats refrain

From saying Bain's gain was at times inhumane

(Because of its strategy aiming to drain

A company's treasure, no matter what pain

Is caused to the workers whom it won't retain).

Yes, Bain did some good, its defenders explain:

Some pension funds shared in its capital gain.

So vulture's a label for Mitt they disdain--

Though buzzard's OK, and is just as germane.

Calvin Trillin, Deadline Poet, The Nation June 18, 2012