NICELY, NICELY

In Houston, where this party was before, They bashed the gays and called for Holy War, Which they would fight until their dying breath. They scared a lot of voters half to death. With delegates and platform further right, Would San Diego show the zealots' might? Well, no. Unbashed went lesbians and gays. And even Martin Luther King got praise. So strong was the control of this convention, Abortion went without a prime-time mention. Buchanan, though his speaking skills are stellar, Was bound and gagged and hidden in the cellar.

And Haley Barbour hovered near To whisper in each speaker's ear,...

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