Well, OK. Our senatorial scenester had help. Co-composer credit went to the guy who, 50 years ago, wrote “Santa Baby”—and, presumably, never had to do anything else after that. (That’s how to make it in this business: Claim authorship of a perennial, and slightly dirty, Christmas hit.)
Show biz and politics makes for odd juxtapositions. We wouldn’t have been more surprised to hear Hatch was collaborating, Pat Boone-style, on an album with Megadeth, or a dance video with ’80s pop legend Rick Astley.
Then again, considering the title of Hatch’s song, that may not be far off the mark.