Rex Murphy, Thesaurus Rex
scold of left and right,
Christopher Hitchens lite.
Rex, you dazzle and perplex
lamenting this, that, the state of the nation
in your orotund hands, an after dinner stroll
becomes a post-prandial perambulation.
Rex Murphy is a pundit on the CBC’s nightly news program, the National, which is one of the last old school news programs, complete with paternal anchor man, Peter Mansbridge, and nightly panels of intelligent people who don’t shout at each other.