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Roll Call: Next Generation Dingell Jingle Unveiled
Washington, DC, December 18, 2015 | Alex Gangitano
Freshman Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., continues to carry on the tradition of writing the “Dingell Jingle,” which she released Friday.
Her husband, former Dean of the House John D. Dingell, wrote a holiday jingle every year and the congresswoman, who succeeded him after he retired last year, is keeping up the tradition complete with clever links and jabs. She mentions presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio and his desire to stall the omnibus, Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s beard, former Speaker John A. Boehner’s reputation for crying and the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day when the University of Michigan, her home-state school, will take on the University of Florida in football.
She reflects on the year, including struggles for bipartisanship, Pope Francis’ visit to Washington and the speaker elections, and she looks ahead to the 2016 presidential election.
The jingle notes several Dingell-pop culture intersections, particularly the retired lawmaker’s tweet in July 2014 that: “Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is. I’m only left with more questions” and when the congresswoman wrote on Facebook in March that she was tired of Madonna’s “cheap shots at Michigan.”
The 2015 edition is below, enjoy!
‘Twas the day the House finally finished its business
Now as we head home for holiday cheer and reflection
Now with the holiday season near
The year’s been filled with challenges and treats
Our Speaker retired, and we thanked him for trying
As 2016 approaches, we have an important decision
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