—apologies to Hoagy Carmichael and “Rockin’ Chair”
Ol’ empty chair’s got me—it injures my pride
Can’t run on my record of failures I can’t hide.
National debt’s climbin’ to the stratosphere
And at the top of it, there sits an empty chair.
Oh, my GM bailout, and my cash to cronies
Stimulated nothing but a torrent of bankruptcy
It’s a dismal record; Election day is near
And I’m just an empty chair…