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Original Song Title:

"Sympathy for the Devil"

Original Performer:

Rolling Stones

Parody Song Title:

"Sympathy for Incumbents"

Parody Written by:

Mark Hoolihan

The Lyrics

Just a little something in honor of the republicans many victories in the
midst of stock market crashes, rampant corruption, unemployment, war and huge
deficits. Why...
...because I can.

Sympathy for Incumbents
(To the tune of "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones)

Please allow me to introduce myself
Im a man of wealth not brains
I've been around nearly two years
Won many a man's votes and faith
And I was round when supreme court
Made sure the loser won the race
Made damn sure that counting
Didn't matter in this case

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guessed my name
Cause distracting you
Is the nature of my game

I talked responsibility
When Enron made you demand some change
Cut funding for the SEC
The democracts screamed in vain
I had surplus
But asked for tax cuts
Didn't do the math
Now deficit's back


I ignore pleas
Bout economy
Ask about your stock
I say bomb Iraq
I shouted out
Who caused this corporate greed
When after all
It was folks like me
Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth not brains
And I laid traps for democrats
Who don't hide behind the war I wage


Just as CEO's are all criminals
And Saddam he's sure no saint
As stock market fails
Just call me president
Cause I'm in need of some restraint
So if you worry
Bout economy
Vote for me I'm on the case
I'm sure to fix it all you see
Once I lay Iraq to waste*

Tell me Ari, what's my name
Seriously, I can't spell my name
Tell me Laura, what's my name
If you don't vote, you're to blame
Courtesy Mark Hoolihan and the Hoolinet
Copyright 2002 Boniface Bugle Productions.

*Just a personal note: For those wondering on my postion on war with Iraq. I believe this is not the time for war with Iraq. I believe we are going about it wrong and doing it without international support is stupid. And I consider myself a humanitarian and therefore cannot in good conscience protest the bombing of Saddam Hussein or raise really strong objections to it.

Mark Hoolihan
Department of Remedial Presidential Education and Iraqi Elections
Michigan State University

"I just called Jeb in florida for advice on counting ballots"
_Saddam Hussein

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