Good Night, Iowa Straw Poll

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In a great green field in Iowa, there was a straw poll

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And presidential candidates.

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And corndogs.

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And a picture of the half-eaten pork chops on a stick.

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And there were three voters sitting on chairs. 

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And a bunch of strange pins.

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And hot dogs for those who hope Ron Paul wins.

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And our dear friend Abe.

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And a pig who looks exactly like Babe.

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But now it’s all gone.

Iowa Republicans decided on Friday that the straw poll cannot go on

Not that it was known for its primary premonition — 

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The presidential audition, in the end, was just a fund-raiser and a silly tradition.

So good night, presidential candidates.

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Good night, corndogs.

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Good night, half-eaten pork chops on a stick.

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Good night, voters sitting on chairs. 

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Good night, pins.

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Good night, hot dogs for those who didn’t win.

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Good night, Abe.

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Good night, pig who looks exactly like Babe.

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Good night, pretending that candidates cared.

Good night, takes on the straw poll everywhere.