Disdain Will Reign if You Nip Off to Spain

Disdain Will Reign if You Nip Off to Spain

Disdain Will Reign if You Nip Off to Spain

With apologies to Lerner and Loewe.


(A conversation that White House advisers who’d seen My Fair Lady might have had with Michelle Obama before her vacation.)
"Disdain will reign if you nip off to Spain.
Disdain will reign if you nip off to Spain."
"And what would raise less Cain?"
"Say, Maine, by train.
Somewhere in this domain
You should remain.
We ascertain that someplace more mundane—
A camping ground or something in that vein—
Would be much more germane.
If you could deign
To now refrain from Spain,
Which reeks champagne…"
"Refrain from Spain ’cause someone may complain?
Refrain from Spain? You take me for insane?"

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