As Tim Minchin has impressed with his witty ditty, exhorting Cardinal Pell to fly back from the Vatican to give evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, perhaps he could now set this one to music? It concerns another prominent figure who refuses to break from cover..
Until Tim prepares the music (and he’s welcome to tamper with the lyrics, but not the meaning), you might warble this to “Julia” by the late Ted Mulry:
Julian, you’re getting quite pale,
Don’t you believe it’s time to walk in the sun?
Julian, if you’re pure as O.J.,
Shouldn’t you stop sitting still on the run?
Why don’t you walk out in the street?
You’re going to?
And face the girls you used to greet?
They want you
Julian, according to tradition,
You should face the music if you’ve done nothing wrong,
Julian, yes we’ve heard about rendition
But we judge the singer as well as his song.
It’s surely time to end the farce,
Unlikely that you’ll ever pass
etc.[Riposte update: we seem to have stirred the pot a tad with our poem. On Friendface, I have been ‘trolled’ by a woman who didn’t see the comparison, because she has already convicted the Cardinal in the Supreme Court of Her Mind; a sceptic who said “pfft” (which is eloquent in its brevity), and a gentleman who suggested our post was ‘imbecilic.’ Oh dear. We seem to have perceived threads that don’t exist, at least in minds that are closed.]