Michigan Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell on Thursday released this year’s edition of a holiday classic: the Dingell Jingle.
Former Dean of the House John D. Dingell began the tradition while he was in Congress and his successor and spouse picked up the tradition last year.
The Dingells reference politics and current events in the poems, which echo Clement Clark Moore’s “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
For John Dingell’s final jingle before retiring in 2014, he included his most recent hospital visit and some early thoughts on the 2016 election. And the Kardashians.
This year’s edition references the fight for funding to address the Flint water crisis, sports and how Michigan’s teams did, jabs at Donald Trump’s tweets and John Dingell’s advice for the president-elect, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. possibly running for president in 2020.
Check it out:
’Twas the day before the government would shut down for business
When the House came together — we passed a budget before Christmas!
While Congress moved slowly, in its usual fashion
One issue in particular wasn’t getting much traction
“Sell ice to an Eskimo,” some said with a glint
Do that and then finally we’ll give you money for Flint
We fought tooth and nail and reason finally prevailed
We passed funding for Flint families, the waiting curtailed
For Team USA, Simone vaulted above all the rest
Michael Phelps took home his 23rd gold medal
From basketball to rowing our team was incredible
We were all celebrating, but then turned to despair
When Lochte showed up with bad behavior, and worse hair
EMU in the Bahamas and in Miami, the Wolverines
As the New Year approaches, we’ve seen stark divisions
Our country has spoken, we’ve made big decisions
We all have moved forward in our own way
In our office, we chose a Christmas display
Than his friend and our favorite Vice President Joe
But maybe just maybe a new announcement we’ll see
Happy holidays to all, and Biden 2020