As fiscal cliff negotiations continue on Capitol Hill, some people are looking for ways to break up the monotony of the process. While we await signs of any progress, Elahe Izadi — a reporter for National Journal and a former WAMU blogger — took to Twitter to solicit fiscal cliff haiku. Surprisingly enough, it turns out that there were quite a few poetic policy wonks in the District. Izadi received dozens of responses in the 5-7-5 syllable form, and explains some of her favorites.
WAMU staff and reporters were also eager to take up the challenge.
Morning Edition anchor and reporter Matt McCleskey is a news hound to his core:
Heading for the cliff...
Will we jump or will we stop?
Either way it's news!
Jerad Walker, a production coordinator with WAMU Bluegrass Country, recalls a famous cliff-based couple:
Barack and Boehner
Driving U.S. off cliff like
Thelma and Louise
Chris Chester, on the web team, knew about the fiscal cliff before it was cool:
Hipster wonks recall
When the fiscal cliff was still
Michael Pope, always bringing it back to his beat in Northern Virginia:
The transient lodging tax
Is forseen to spike
The fiscal cliff is tangible in Susan Thomas' household:
Fiscal cliff has caused
spouse's frozen salary
Cut wages cause pain.