Lawmaker Praises Starr in Song
Jul. 21, 1998
WASHINGTON (AP) _ ``Mr. Speaker,'' intoned Rep. Mike Pappas of New Jersey, the usual opening for a comment on the House floor. Then he launched into praise of Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr.
In song. To the tune of ``Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.''
A sample verse:
``Then the Congress in the dark,
``Thanks you for your courage and spark.
``We could not see which way to go,
``If you did not lead us so.
``Twinkle, twinkle Kenneth Starr,
``Now we see how brave you are.''
The performance earned Pappas a round of applause.
He is one of four Republican freshmen who formed a barbershop quartet last year, but he performed solo on Tuesday.