Carter Quadrille
PublishedJuly 18, 2012 CategoryBertie in Politics

Carter Quadrille


Will you, won’t you; will you, won’t you;
will you, won’t you join the dance?
Just a little something, Teddy, in the present circumstance !
Just a little kiss-and-make-up, for the TV boys to take up,
And I’ll even reconsider restituting Cyrus Vance !
Just a little insky-binsky hug – O.K.
I’ll sack Brezhinzsky !
Anything to let the voters see your smiling countenance !

Just a little teeny-weany something,
Teddy, don’t be meany –
Let’s forget what’s gone before !
Just an itsy-bitsy barter for a little
“I’m for Carter !”
And it’s yours in Nineteen Eighty Four !

Give a little, don’t be hollow! Does it matter who you follow?
Me or Reagan – it’s the same for you !
Let’s get out the press-releases; there’ll be just as many pieces
To be picked up when you’re time is due !


( from ‘ The Making of a President’ )

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