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The Media Sings Obama's Praises

By Lynne

Barack Obama bores me.

Perhaps because I am planning on ‘making history’ by voting for a different Black candidate: Cynthia McKinney, the six-term congresswoman from Georgia who is running on the Green Party ticket. Or perhaps because it sometimes feels like Obama is starring in a political version of Grease the Musical, with the media singing his praises:

We Go Together

We go together like Obama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong

Elected for ever like shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom

Change change change-it-ty change shoo-bop

That's the way a president should be

Wha oooh yeah!

Hopelessly Devoted To You

I know I'm just a fool who's willing to sit around and vote for you

But Barack can't you see, there's nothin' else for me to do…

I'm hopelessly devoted to you

You're The One I Want

I got chills, they're multiplyin',

and I'm losin' control cause the power you're supplyin', it's electrifyin'

you better win big, cause I need a man, and my heart is set on you

(continued) Summer Nights

Obama lovin' had me a blast

Obama lovin', happened so fast

Tell me more, tell me more,

Was it love at first sight?

McCain’s no Beauty School Dropout; he should update the song options in his online contest about the media’s devotion to Obama faster than you can say Grease Lightning.

As for Obama, a recent email from CODEPINK regarding his position on Afghanistan prompted me to create my own refrain:

There Are Worse Things I Could Do

There are worse things I could do,

than write a snarky blog or two…

In fact I'll bet you never knew,

but to go to war for you,

that's the worse thing I could do.

Tags: media coverage , grease the musical , barack obama , lynne serpe

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