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Song Parodies -> "We Need Better Candidates"

Original Song Title:

"27 Jennifers"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Mike Doughty

Parody Song Title:

"We Need Better Candidates"

Parody Written by:

MasonR

The Lyrics

Now that it's a bit safer (I hope) to write a political parody around here...
Not a great choice, now we need better candidates
Sad but true, there's something wrong with each of them

No vote
Hang chads

First there is ole' Hillary (her husband's Bill)
Some think she's been touched by scandals
Female, she's the first and could make history
Very good at well-timed crying

How can we choose among these problem candidates?
Every one has something wrong with him or her

Oh, boy
Poor choice

Then there is Barack Obama, rising star
Inspiring speech changed subject
I fear his advisors are too radical
Masterfully diverts attention

just vote
write-ins

Finally there's the red state guy, John McCain
He might be a little senile
He is not too eager to end The Wrong War
And he has a scary temper

I wish I had a better choice than these three
I'd prefer Al Gore, Bill Bradley
This is not the best selection we can do
And election day frightens me

We need better candidates
We need better candidates
Parody by Mason "ChuckieG for President!" Resnick

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Stan Hall - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
555 and ditto, prefer Al Gore. :-)
alvin - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
i couldn't agree more
John Barry - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Ain't that the truth?!
MasonR - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Stan, alvin & John. To paraphrase a comic strip in yesterday's newspaper, at first I thought we had an embarassment of riches, but now I think we just have an embarassment...
AFW - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Seem so, or might some of it be blamed on zero tolerant media scrutiny...I think if Lincoln, Washington, or Kennedy were candidates today, they'd all end up terribly tainted
John Jenkins - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
This parody would be OK if it rhymed a little bit more.
MasonR - March 26, 2008 - Report this comment
AFW--yeah, you're probably right. If we'd known what we know now about JFK's extramarital stuff, I wonder if Nixon would have won in 1960. JJ--y'know, you're right! The OS doesn't rhyme much either so I guess I took my cue from that. Thanks for the constructive criticism,, that's what I need.

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