If we don't quite go into the tank,

We've not got the speaker to thank;

A veto can douse

His bills from the House

And sometimes the Senate breaks rank.

* * *

Rival candidates chorus in tune

That Clinton's job-seeking too soon;

But all have made damn sure

To visit New Hampshure

And send up a hot-air balloon.

* * *

With his campaign beginning to creak

And perhaps even passing its peak,

A hopeful Dole gets

Huzzas from the vets

Voting English is what we should speak.

* * *

If you're a Republican, son,

This word from a further right one:

A Colin-led race

Would alter Newt's pace --

Against you I'd walk but not run.

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