Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The Closing Argument
Chief Justice, Senators, folks of all sorts
Its great to be here in this kangaroo court
I thought I’d bounce in, now that you’re nearly through
I would have come sooner, but had things to do.
I’m sorry I couldn’t have stayed all along
To show all of the ways that you’ve got me so wrong.
Tell you my story, explain, contradict
Every smidgeon of evidence used to convict
But your rules wouldn’t let me show my side of things
How the work we all do comes with one or two strings
Tell the Illinois folk how some wee quid pro quo
Helps to make our political gardens all grow
Who among us has not heard a lobbyist’s plea
And wondered out loud “hey, what’s in it for me?”
Seen some new legislation, heard a bright new idea?
Without speaking our motto: “ubi est mia”
Yes, my judges and Senators, consider my case
And as you do, think of your own smiling face
Cause’ if I’d done all those things that you say
Well then, who’s got the goods that could put you away?