The PJ Tatler

Buzz Ballad: The Dissembler

The Dissembler
—apologies to Kenny Rogers and “The Gambler”

When Barack Obama appointed his Attorney General
Much ado was made of Eric Holder, ’cause he is black
But right from the get-go, he showed his true colors
As soon as he had been confirmed, he started his attack

He said that Americans were a “nation of cowards”
Because they did not constantly talk about race
It seems he’d forgotten what Martin Luther King said
Your character’s what matters, not the tint of your face

Immediately he dropped a case ‘gainst the Black Panthers
Even though his Department had won it by default
It seems that he’s fine with racist intimidation
As long as nobody can prove an actual assault

You’ve got to know, when you’re Holder
Which case to fold, or
When not to investigate
What has been done
You never answer discovery
Requests from Congress
Unless the pages are blacked out
Each and every one

He wanted to take Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
From Guantanamo and to give him civilian trial
But such was the outcry, he finally backed down
Look to him trying again, in a little while

His department encouraged selling guns to cartels
Even though the gun dealers tried to object
When Congress asked questions, Eric Holder stonewalled
Requests for information he did reject

You’ve got to know, when you’re Holder
Which case to fold, or
When not to investigate
What has been done
You never answer discovery
Requests from Congress
Unless the pages are blacked out
Each and every one

Repeat chorus