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Song Parodies -> "Modest Salary"

Original Song Title:

"Yellow Submarine"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"Modest Salary"

Parody Written by:

Old Man Ribber

The Lyrics

Robert Gibbs will leave his job as President Obama's press secretary to take a place in the re-election campaign. In announcing his departure, Obama noted that Gibbs has been working for several years "24/7" for a "relatively modest" salary of $172,000 a year. It's a good thing Gibbs didn't earn $200,000 a year. The President would be demonizing him as a member of "the rich" and trying to tax him into oblivion. If such a salary is "modest"then Warren Buffett and Donald Trump are "reasonably well off" or at least "comfortable". ;D

Robert Gibbs - the White House voice,
The Press Sec - Obama's choice,
Saying what The One would say
In his smug and smarmy way.
He worked seven/twenty-four,
Could have earned a whole lot more.
So he'll work for O.'s campaign.
'Tis the end of Bob's T.V. reign.

Gibbs can't live on a modest salary,
Unlike you and me - nine hundred grand needs he.
Gibbs can't live on a modest salary.
He's in poverty - and "des-ti-tut -i-ty".

For the public is annoyed.
Over nine percent is unemployed.
He is back with O.'s campaign.
(Brass band playing "I've Got A Crush On Obama")

Gibbs can't live on almost two hundred grand.
It's not what he planned. His critics should be banned.
Gibbs can't live on under two hundred thou.
There's no way no how! He'll make a lot more now!

(Four lines of administration gobbledy-gook and double talk over music and sound effects)

Speaking gigs will be all right -
Fifty thousand bucks for ev'ry night.
(Thousand bucks, or more - that's right!)
Better than a lobbyist
(Rake it in, hand o'er fist!)
As a spokesman he won't be missed.
(Just make sure The One's *ss gets kissed!)

Gibbs can't live on a modest salary.
It's just lunacy - did not do this for free.
Gibbs can't live on a modest salary.
Can't you people see - he's aristocracy!

Gibbs can't live on a modest salary,
Spouting flippancy - and gross hipocracy.
Gibbs can't live on a modest salary.
Damn the G.O.P. - you dummies let him be!

Those who disagree and remember the splendid movie of the same name may say about me " He's got a hole in his head!" Actually, with my mustache and large gut, I DO look like one of the Blue Meanie's "Shark Tummy Turks". ;D

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Pacing: 4.1
How Funny: 4.3
Overall Rating: 4.3

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Dan Creeden - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Resignation #9,#9,#9 gets #5,#5,#5
Wild Child JIN - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I'll give you 555 thousand dollars for this song, tax free! LOL! ;-D Great Work OMR! ;-)
John Barry - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
To paraphrase Dave Letterman: professional lying is hard work.
Fiddlegirl - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
LOL! Lots of fun wordplay... I like the coining of "destitutity". Of course, as a public school teacher, I would.

I suspect if Gibbs clips coupons, shops sales, and does careful price comparison, he might be able to squeak by on his new salary. :) 555
TJC - January 24, 2011 - Report this comment
Fine parodyin' on your Magical History Skewer, OMR!

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