HOW BOB DYLAN (ALMOST) EXPLAINED YESTERDAY'S GOP PRIMARY RESULTS
Bob Dylan, "Sweetheart Like You," 1983:
They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail...
Steal a lot and they make you king
Well, they didn't throw Hayworth in jail, but he got blown away, while Scott won. Maybe Hayworth didn't lose because he was too sleazy for GOP primary voters. Maybe he lost because he wasn't sleazy enough. He only stole a little. If he'd stolen more, if he'd been a corrupt big-time wheeler-dealer, they'd probably have admired him a lot more.