Political Figures Bill Clinton Deadline Poet January 1, 2001 Issue On Late-Term Presidential Travels By Calvin Trillin December 14, 2000 Facebook Twitter Email Print As Nixon neared the bitter end, He knew what tapes might bring. So, craving most some cheering crowds, He headed for Beijing. Now Clinton knows where he must go. It isn't Carolina. For Ireland is the Emerald Isle, And also Clinton's China.