“It was a very long year”

Jim Addison of Wizbang Politics was inspired yesterday by my reference to Keith Ellison’s alleged 18-month involvement with the Nation of Islam, with a slight twist on the Sinatra song, as “a very long year.” Jim has now fleshed out the thought into a song parody. Thus “It Was a Very Long Year” — based, as they say, on a true story:

When I was in law school
It was a very long year
It was a very long year
Booking kooks with anti-Semite screeds
I saw to their needs
I dreamed the Jews’ fear
It was a very long year
Back in Ninety-five
It was a very long year
It was a very long year
With Farrakhan, whose math didn’t jive
But I felt so alive
With the lines so clear
It was a very long year
And then in 2000,
It was a very long year
It was a very long year
For speaking out loud
For being so proud
Of a terrorist there
And a cop-killer here
It was a very long year
Now those days are gone
And I wish them away
Like ugly scars from a dagger attack
But the Strib’s got my back
And I can call in CAIR
I might carry the day
And win the chair
And become an Emir
In this very long year.

As I say, unlike Keith Ellison’s campaign, the parody is based on a true story. Jim Addison concludes his “It Was a Very Long Year” post with another inspiration:

Maybe Ol’ Blue Eyes will come back – with Nelson Riddle and the boys – for a command performance. If anyone could do it, Frank could.
He knows people.

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