Rather he blathered and stepped down today,
turns out he stepped on his tongue.
Hollywood friends sent newspaper clippings to him,
about swan songs he’s already sung.

There was Katie and Star Jones
U2 and The Stones
Behind the scenes Katie was a crank;
And Cindy Sheehan, DNC on the phone
Camping in Crawford ’till she stank.

But Dan still found it a chic thing to do,
to play victim to the histories he sank,
telling war stories to friend about who he has been,
strutting and preening all the way to the bank.

(With apologies to “Lather” from the Crown of Creation album by Jefferson Airplane before they become Jefferson Starship).


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