Poems of the Week

Proof in the Putin

by Alex Steelsmith

“[Putin] really made this about whataboutism, right?… He quoted a ridiculous comparison…
the proof in the pudding will be in the eating.”


“[W]hile deploying a familiar tactic of whataboutism, [he responded] to questions about Russia
by pointing out flaws within the systems of the U.S.”


Whatabout, whatabout,
President Vladimir
tries to look good, but his
logic goes south;

hungry for dominance
Putin is puttin’ his
footin his mouth.