From the Evening Star, November 3, 1912. By Marlin Ward. My simple say-so makes the truth, It also makes the lie; And all things bad transmute to good When they are done by I. Bill Flinn was just a common boss Until he followed me, But now he’s clean and beautiful As any one can be. Perkins had predatory wealth Until I sanctified His tainted cash and made it pure By use upon my side. Thus, that all men and measures, too, Are made, for bad or good, As they are for me or against, Is plainly understood. By all who get pure politics Direct from Flinn and me, The grand originators of Political purity.