People: Apr. 4, 1969

The scene: the annual production of (topical) satire by the Inner Circle, New York City's political writers. The scene stealer: New York's Mayor John Lindsay, candidate for reelection, singing a ditty he composed to the tune of Where Have All the Flowers Gone?:

Where has the charisma gone?

Long lost, I know.

Where has all the magic gone?

Smothered in snow.

Lost the Irish, Jews and Blacks,

My biggest fans are my own flacks.

When will I ever learn,

The ethnic vote's returned.

Where has the charisma gone?

Went out on strike.

Transit, garbage, teachers, cabs,

Pick one...

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