Bush Sr. thought his old pal
Was surely going to shine
As his Defense Secretary
Way back in 1989.
But John Tower’s virtues Democrats
Were unable to extol
Because his alcoholism then was so
Clearly out of control.
However, the Texan senator changed
His way of thinking
And promised that if he got the gig
He would quit drinking.
One reason I love Republicans
Is 47 of them did agree
That a life-long boozer should
Be head of the DOD.
Tower didn’t get enough votes:
Those charges seemed to stick.
Unfortunately, the guy who did
Was that Cheney fellow, Dick.
Looking back on this years later
Will put Democrats in a funk ---
We’d all be much better off now
If they’d just supported that drunk.