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The Clintons’ campaign: Beyond Rhyme or reason

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Rick Horowitz
January 24, 2008

Hillary Billary,


Quite a phenomenon,


Two-headed candidate,


Husband and wife.


Talking to Democrats,


Hunting for delegates,


She’ll use the microphone,


He’ll use the knife.


Once he was president,


She was first lady,


His partner in leadership,


Two heads for one.


Triumphs and tragedies,


Turmoil and merriment,


Eight frantic years of it,


Then they were done.


Hillary Billary,


That wasn’t good enough,


Thought that it ought to be


Her time to shine.


Wouldn’t let anything


Stand in her way …


Said to Bill, “You had your turn …


Now this one is mine.”


If only he could have


Stayed out of the limelight.


If only he could have said


“Once is enough.”


If only he could have been


Someone he isn’t …


He opened his mouth


And began playing rough.


Hillary Billary,


Secrets and strategies,


Going to war


Till the last doggie dies,


Knocking Obama


Right off of his message


With dark innuendo,


Distortions and lies.


“Think he’s an angel?


He’s just like the rest of us,


(Other, of course,


Than the shade of his skin),


Now shouldn’t that worry you?


Not that we’d criticize …


But how do you know


Where this stranger has been?”


Hillary Billary,


Softie and savage …


Who cares that the tears


In her eyes might be fakes?


They’re playing for keeps


And they’re playing for history,


Ready to sink to


Whatever it takes.


Ill-tempered finger wags,


Silver-tongued memories,


Tales of the good times


Grown long in the tooth.


He talks of the old days,


When he was exactly


As faithful to her


As he was to the truth.


Hillary Billary,


Righteous and retrograde,


Calling the new guy


A roll of the dice.


So what if they used to


See ev’rything differently?


“Where does it say


We’re supposed to play nice?”


They play to win


And that’s all that there is to it,


They don’t take prisoners,


They don’t hold back.


They’ve built a machine


And they want what they want


And they want it right now


So they’re on the attack.


Hillary Billary,


Please stick a sock in it,


Call off the rumors,


The rips and the rants.


Give up the spotlight,


Get out of the way:


Eight years is plenty, thanks …


You had your chance.


Rick Horowitz is a syndicated columnist. You can write to him at rickhoro@execpc.com.

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