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Song Parodies -> "Thirty-Six Votes for Impeachment"

Original Song Title:

"Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover"

Original Performer:

Paul Simon

Parody Song Title:

"Thirty-Six Votes for Impeachment"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

To remove a President without election or assassination, the House of Representatives must get a majority to impeach (currently 218 out of 435), and the Senate must get two-thirds to convict (currently 67 out of 100). Only two Presidents have ever been impeached, both Democrats by mean, low-down, dirty-dealing Republicans who couldn't prove any crimes were committed by either. Bill Clinton was actually acquitted by majority vote. Andrew Johnson, in 1868, fell just one vote short of being removed from office, 35 to 19. And, unlike Clinton, he has no accomplishments that might take people's minds off the impeachment.
The problem is all about the man there in D.C.
The answer is easy, get him legalistically.
I'd like to get him out so we can all be free.
There must be thirty-six votes for impeachment.

I said it's really not my habit to intrude
furthermore, it's no exaggeration that this guy is booed
but I'll repeat myself, got to get rid of this dude.
There must be thirty-six votes for impeachment.
Thirty-six votes for impeachment.

Get 'em from Kentuck, Buck.
And from Michigan, Stan.
Got 'em in Illinois, Roy.
One from Mississippi.

Bring in Ohio, Joe.
Andy J. has got to go!
Voting in New Jersey, Lee
and set this guy free.

Get 'em from Kentuck, Buck.
And from Michigan, Stan.
Got 'em in Illinois, Roy.
One from Mississippi.

Bring in Ohio, Joe.
Andy J. has got to go!
Voting in New Jersey, Lee
and set this guy free.

I said it grieves me so to see this land in pain.
The country hates the President from Oregon to Maine.
And I say, I appreciate that.
But can you please get me enough votes?

But all he did to make the Republicans sore
was fire Edwin Stanton, Secretr'y of War.
Johnson said, "Missed me, and you won't get any more."
There's just thirty-five votes for his impeachment.
Such a dirty jive vote on impeachment.

Double-crossed by Vermont, Don.
And by Indian', Stan.
Stiffed by Ioway, Ray
and of course, Tennessee.

Voted wrong in Texas, Jess.
We came up one vote less!
Thanks to Missouri, he
now gets off scot-free.

Double-crossed by Vermont, Don.
And by Indian', Stan.
Stiffed by Ioway, Ray
and of course, Tennessee.

Voted wrong in Texas, Jess.
We came up one vote less!
Thanks to Missouri, he
now gets off scot-free.

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Pacing: 3.8
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Overall Rating: 3.3

Total Votes: 10

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Phil Alexander - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Another excellent presidential parody, Michael - how far have you got to go now?
Tim Hall - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Entertaining and educational at the same time. If Bush should get re-elected (God help us!), at least we know what can be done!
wapner - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
If you don't think lying under oath is a crime, then maybe Clinton was innocent.
Ingeborg S. Nordén - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Not as funny as some of your other Presidential songs--though it's hard to joke about a man whose history before the impeachment is so badly known, I'll grant you that. Pacing was hard to do here too, given the trademark "name-rhymes" in the original song...though I'll give you a 5 for effort. 5-4-4 from me!
alvin rhodes - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
3 votes of five for this "peach" of a parody
Michael Pacholek - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
There's one more to go: Benjamin Harrison. He's proving to be a harder nut to crack for me than he was for Grover Cleveland.
Jonathan C. (Indy Gent) - October 08, 2004 - Report this comment
I can help you with the Ben Harrison song since he was a Hoosier.
Johnny D - October 18, 2004 - Report this comment
Pacholek for President!

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