A politician was Terhune McCarty.|
He found that votes were captured with molasses.
He frequented saloons; he jingled glasses;
He talked about "our great and glorious party."
In language insincere, and yet most hearty,
He always eulogized the toiling masses;
Deplored the brutal wealth of upper classes.
At last, a councilman became McCarty.
He then sang "Hail Columbia," -- "Yankee Doodle,"
And wore a watch-chain bulky as a cable;
But all at once he dropped his watermelon.
They caught him lugging off a bag of boodle.
They stripped him quickly of his party label,
And jailed him as a self-convicted felon.