Calvin Trillin: We pick Rick



(A Santoram campaign song, sung to the tune of "I like Ike," by Irving Berlin)

'We pick Rick.

Yes, Rick's with whom we'll stick.

He's the guy

All over whom we're swarming.


We pick Rick.

Though some imply that he's thick,

He well knows

There is no global warming.


He'll say on CNN

The sins that we must smother,

And he can keep those men

From marrying each other


We pick Rick

'Cause he'll tell liberals real quick

What God says

No matter if they're willing:

Abortion's baby-killing,

So we pick Rick.

Calvin Trillin: Deadline Poet (The Nation, 3/5/2012)