Baseball has made a notable cultural adjustment in recent years. Players now have individual songs which are played as they enter the batter's box or pitching mound. The popularity of this "walk-up" music has led to its being emulated by public officials and politicians. Indeed, as of October 1 it will be standard practice for these movers-and-shakers to be given a distinctive musical fanfare when: being officially announced at a White House state dinner; arriving for an audience with a foreign head of government; stepping into the limelight for a Presidential debate: or mounting the podium.
By chance, I have been made privy to a list of the as yet unpublicized "walk-up" music that henceforth will be a staple of our public life. Please treat appropriately.
John KERRY "Fly Me To The Moon"
Hillary CLINTON "It Ain't Necessarily So"
Barack OBAMA "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World"
Arne DUNCAN "Listen!"
Jeb! BUSH "The Best Is Yet To Come"
Rick PERRY "I Got Plenty O' Nothin"
John BOEHNER "One More for The Road"
Ash CARTER "Marines' Hymn"
Michele OBAMA "Under My Thumb"
Donald TRUMP "My Way"
Ted CRUZ "Jesus Christ, Superstar"
Joe BIDEN "As Time Goes Bye"
Susan RICE "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
Condi RICE "Luck Be A Lady Tonight"
Rahm EMANUEL "Hustler"
David PETRAEUS "Embraceable You"
John BRENNAN "Your Cheating Heart"
Sarah PALIN "I Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Marco RUBIO "O Mio Bambino Caro"
Anthony WEINER "I Can't Get No Satisfaction"
Chris CHRISTIE "Take All of Me"
Bill CLINTON "Let The Good Times Roll"
Ben CARSON "Mack The Knife"
Rick SANTORUM "Thanks For The Memory"
Bernie SANDERS "Moonlight In Vermont"
Anthony SCALIA "Love Me Tender"
Nancy PELOSI "That's Life"
Mitt ROMNEY "Brother - Can You Spare A Dime?"
Victoria NULAND "Anything Goes"
Samantha POWERS "Dancing In The Dark"
James CLAPPER "Somebody's Goin Round Taking Names"
Bobby JINDAL "O Lawd, I'm on My Way"
Chelsea CLINTON "Hurry Down Sunshine"
Dick CHENEY "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Bill De BLASIO "Take The 'A' Train"
Charles SCHUMER 'Hatikva"
John McCAIN/Lindsey GRAHAM "Stars & Stripes Forever"
Janet YELLEN "Pennies From Heaven"
Ben BERNANKE "HighSociety"
Bernie MADOFF "Give My Regards To Broadway"
Valerie JARRETT "Hail To The Chief"
Roger GOODELL "Lord High Executioner"
Dominique STRAUSS-KAHN "Heartbreak Hotel"
Angela MERKEL "Lola"
David CAMERON "Five Long Years"
Nicholas CLEGG "Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out""
Francois HOLLANDE "Careless Love"
Alexis TSIPRAS "Oh Lord, Won't You Buy Me A Mercedes-Benz"
Vladimir PUTIN "Moscow Nights"
King SALMAN "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN "Tamerlane - Overture"
Bibi NETANYAHU "The Thrill Is Gone"
Haider AL-ABADI "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
Ashraf GHANI ME, TOO