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On Late-Term Presidential Travels

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As Nixon neared the bitter end,
He knew what tapes might bring.
So, craving most some cheering crowds,
He headed for Beijing.

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Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin, the author of Random House's Deciding the Next Decider: The 2008 Presidential Election in Rhyme,...

Now Clinton knows where he must go.
It isn't Carolina.
For Ireland is the Emerald Isle,
And also Clinton's China.

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