But I can’t help it. Today’s Wall Street Journal real estate page brings news that rapper Snoop Dog is selling is house. . . in Claremont! Who knew? And why isn’t he a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute?
So, since the Imus affair is prompting calls to clean up rap lyrics, maybe Mr. Dog can do a Claremont Rap, something like:
[Cue . . .]
Out in Claremont, a man named Strauss,
When it came to moderns
He burned down the house.
And those homeboys, Hobbes and Locke,
Leo the Lion—he cleaned their clock.
And that rad dude, Niccolo Machiavelli,
One thing is clear—
He ain’t no Kokopeli.
Don’t forget Spinoza and Cicero,
Which almost rhyme with [Imus terms omitted]
Don’t say that Montesquieu
Can only be read by the select few;
All this esoterica,
Is unfit for America.
Stick to Lincoln,
To keep us thinkin’
No one gets this more than the man named Harry,
Whom all the easterners think is scary;
He’s the real Snoop Dog of the West,
And Imus can give it now a rest.