O little town of Washington * you've put beneath our tree * bipartisanship for New Year's, * Bill, Trent, and Hillary! * For, in the vital center, * not either left or right, * even a line-item veto can bring less heat than light. * So congressmen and -women * can tell the folks at home * that they've begun to work as one * at least within a poem. * On Daschle! and on Gingrich! * Armey! Gephardt! and Gore! * To pass each bill along with Bill 8 can give gifts all the more.