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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,...

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On a Nation cruise, the maritime adventure I usually refer to as “Lefties at Sea,” I used to take it for granted that some of the guests were troubled by my presence.

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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