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The Media Sings Obama's Praises
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?
McCains no Beauty School Dropout; he should update the song options in his online contest about the medias 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.