Some handle it gingerly, with a simple “No comment.”
Others play it coy, while some feign abashment.
But never risk admission
While masking naked ambition,
And always, always deny you’re running for president.
I’m not saying all South Carolinians are mean-minded hicks,
But you have to admit the state’s notorious for dirty tricks.
You have to get muddy
And slimy and cruddy
If you play to win in S.C. presidential primary politics.