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Dodkin's Job (David Diamond) I was seated at my desk one day Just sleeping off a nap, And from the boss instructions came And they were full of crap. I stormed into his office And demanded some relief. He said he quite agreed But these were orders from the chief. The Bureau Chief received me In an office rather large. He said I was mistaken If I thought he was in charge. The Assistant Secretary's hand Had signed the order sheet, And if I had some questions That was who I had to meet. I stood knee-deep in carpet In an office like a barn The Assistant Secretary said He shared in my concern, But he'd passed on the orders Though uncertain what they meant, For he wasn't going to argue with The nation's President. How I got into the White House I'm not allowed to tell; I stood in the Oval Office And I was scared as hell. The President admitted That he'd signed the bloody note A favor to my Senator, A man who'd had my vote. The Senator was affable He clapped me on the back And though my name is David He kindly called me Jack. He admitted that he'd signed his name, It made me want to laugh, But the thing was a suggestion From a member of his staff. So I sat down with his staffer, A lad of twenty-one, And this job in the Senate Was the first he'd ever done. The idea wasn't his, he said, But he had been inspired By the aged office janitor, A man who'd since retired. So I took that job as janitor, And chatter every day With Senators and staffers And they heed what I say. I make a few suggestions About how to get things done, And now you know exactly how The country's being run. DD
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