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Patt Morrison's political limerick contest

Close up of Patt Morrison's political button collection

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Close up of Patt Morrison's political button collection.

This week, Patt Morrison and her team of producers are broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Now that election season is in full effect, we want to hear your most hilarious bipartisan political limericks!

Submit a limerick in the comments below or post it to the Patt Morrison Facebook page. We'll be collecting them all, then at the end of this week, Patt and comedian Ben Gleib (who's also at the DNC) will judge the best and brightest limerick.

The winner will receive a limited edition Patt Morrison mug:

The Rules of the Game:

You may enter as many times as you like, but all entries must be limericks; sonnets and haikus will not be accepted. The subject must have something to do with politics, to keep in the spirit of the convention. 

So, what's a limerick?

A limerick has five lines, with the rhyme scheme AABBA. (Not to be confused with Swedish pop group ABBA.) Here's a famous example:

There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket. 

If you need a jump start, Patt suggests:

- "A Republican man from San Pedro..."

- "When a Democrat hails from Bel-Air..."

OK, give us your best. And, most importantly, have fun with it!

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