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Presidential Pop

When we, the crack young staff of "The Hatemonger's Quarterly," think of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, we immediately think of Hillary Clinton. We know what you're thinking, dear reader: Me too. Yep, some things just seem to call out to one another, and surely Senator Clinton and this washed up rock group are two of those things.

Apparently Hillary Clinton agrees. For, as was reported by the Associated (with terrorists) Press, Senator Clinton chose Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" as her personal theme music at the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting. Not content with only one song, Senator Clinton also picked "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones.

And Mrs. Clinton wasn't the only one who chose a tune. John Edwards, solidifying the reasons we hate him, picked "This Is Our Country" by John Mellencamp. Ah, yes: So folksy and gritty. We wonder if Mr. Mellencamp's ditty pertains to millionaire trial lawyers. If so, it's the perfect theme for Mr. Edwards, whose time in office would surely put the US in the pockets of rich advocates.

Not to be outdone, Senator Chris Dodd chose two Temptations songs: "Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)" and "Reach Out." If you ask us, that's spot on: Just as most people likely don't recall these tunes, they'll soon have difficulty remembering Mr. Dodd's also-ran presidential campaign.

Still, we, the crack young staff of "The Hatemonger's Quarterly," think that we can make even better song choices for potential Democratic presidential hopefuls. If we were campaign managers, here's the music we'd pick:

Dennis Kucinich: "People Are Strange" by the Doors.

Joe Biden: "Talk Talk" by Talk Talk.

Edward Kennedy: "Red Red Wine" by UB40. Or "Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn.

Tom Vilscak: "Y'all Heard of Me" by C-Murder.

Hillary Clinton: "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon.

Howard Dean: "I Hate Israel" by Shaaban Abdel Rahin. Or "Scream" by Michael Jackson.

John Edwards: "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred.

Wesley Clark: "Crazy" by Seal. Or "Crazy" by Aerosmith. Or "Crazy" by Gnarles Barkley. Or "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. Or "Crazy" by Alanis Morissette. Or "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince.

Barack Obama: Anything in Arabic.

(Note: The crack young staff normally "weblog" over at "The Hatemonger's Quarterly," where they are currently thinking of Madeline Albright and humming the song "Detachable Penis" by King Missile.)


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Comments (36)

"Bridge Over Troubled Water... (Below threshold)

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" is a nice fit for Teddy as well.

He isn't running, is he?

Pop Goes the Weasel.<... (Below threshold)

Pop Goes the Weasel.

Fits any troll.

Barack Obama: Anything i... (Below threshold)

Barack Obama: Anything in Arabic.

Oooh, harsh.

I've always been partial to "Just got Paid" by ZZtop which fits any politician.

Would have been nice if BTO... (Below threshold)

Would have been nice if BTO was an American rock band.

Barack Obama: Anything i... (Below threshold)

Barack Obama: Anything in Arabic.

You had me up until this point, I think it's a bit much. Regardless, your choice for Hillary's song is spot on.

George Bush accompanied by ... (Below threshold)

George Bush accompanied by Dick Cheyney and, oh hell, the whole damn administration ;

"Liar, Liar" -The Castaways

Bill Clinton and his admini... (Below threshold)

Bill Clinton and his administration already have dibs on "Liar, Liar."

Other suggestions for Ted K... (Below threshold)

Other suggestions for Ted Kennedy
"Liqour, Beer and Wine". "It's Martini Time", "Baby I'm Drunk", "Hand It To Me" all by Rev. Horton Heat.
"You and Me and the Bottle makes 3" Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

It looks like the gloves ca... (Below threshold)

It looks like the gloves came off with the Barack Obama remark so how about this one for Bush 43: Shock and Awe by Neil Young.

or after listening to Live ... (Below threshold)

or after listening to Live and company, I somehow think of "The Fighting Side of Me" and "Okie From Muskogee" by Merle. Or more recently "Fightin' Words" by Trace Adkins.

John McCain"Sympathy... (Below threshold)

John McCain
"Sympathy For The Devil" by The Rolling Stones

Rudy Giuliani
D-I-V-O-R-C-E by Tammy Wynette

Mitt Romney
"Tell Me What You Want" by Hall & Oates

And we can't leave out:
George W. Bush
"Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainwright
("You got yer dead skunk in the middle of the road
Dead skunk in the middle of the road
You got yer dead skunk in the middle of the road
Stinkin' to high Heaven!")


I hate to pick nits, but wa... (Below threshold)

I hate to pick nits, but wasn't "Talk Talk" a product of The Music Machine?

Condi Rice: "Ship of Fools"... (Below threshold)

Condi Rice: "Ship of Fools" by World Party

Surprised no one has yet m... (Below threshold)

Surprised no one has yet mentioned Uncle Ted's standard breakfast, 'One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer'

Obama: Mustapha by Queen</p... (Below threshold)

Obama: Mustapha by Queen

Rodham Clinton: Come Together by the Beatles
(adjusted for Gender)

Joe Biden: Radioactive

Any Libiot Dem: Get Over it by the Eagles

She's Not There - the Zombi... (Below threshold)

She's Not There - the Zombies
fits both Rodham Clinton and Edwards.

"Midnight at the Oasis" for... (Below threshold)

"Midnight at the Oasis" for Hillary
"Abdul the Bulbul Emir" for Obama, although I have a really raunchy version of this that's even better.

Sean Bonniwell's Music Mach... (Below threshold)

Sean Bonniwell's Music Machine version of "Talk Talk" (not the same song as recorded by the band called "Talk Talk") is not only forceful but original, which is undoubtedly why the HQ guys didn't give it to Biden.

Obama: "Ahab the Arab" by ... (Below threshold)

Obama: "Ahab the Arab" by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs.

(Artist's name is more applicable to Obama than the song though.)

Barack Obama: "Nothing From... (Below threshold)
Anon Y. Mous:

Barack Obama: "Nothing From Nothing" by Billy Preston.

<a href="http://www.lyricsd... (Below threshold)
Lindy R. Dole:

Humphrey the Camel for Obama as well.

[email protected]: Bush's song should ... (Below threshold)

[email protected]: Bush's song should be "Comfortably Numb." Rumsfeld would be "War Pigs." DeLay was "Fool on the Hill." Mark Foley was "I Touch Myself."

For Shillary, Walk don't Ru... (Below threshold)

For Shillary, Walk don't Run by the Ventures

For W: "Epitath" by King Cr... (Below threshold)

For W: "Epitath" by King Crimson (Sinfield-Lake)/ "If I Were King of the Forest" as sung by the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Arlen-Harburg)

I think that "Ain't Seen No... (Below threshold)
Mike G in Corvallis:

I think that "Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" is perfect for Senator Clinton. You do know what the song's about, don't you?

For that matter, an equally appropriate song for Hillary -- the woman who didn't want to listen to the "lies" of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy -- might be Martina McBride's "She Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" ...

John Edwards : "Hair"... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

John Edwards : "Hair"

Barack Obama : "Cocaine"

Hillary : "Barracuda"

Tom Vilsack : "Who are you?"

I'm going to take issue wit... (Below threshold)

I'm going to take issue with your choice of "You're So Vain" as Hillary's song. It should be Obama's. Hillary is downright self-effacing compared to my junior senator.

And for all who see the "anything in Arabic" as a cheap shot (which it is to a certain extent), I'll offer you a Devil's Advocate position: For Obama, he seems to want to portray himself as all things to all people. It's all about the multi-culti demographic: if something in Arabic would get him the votes he craves, he'd do it.

How about Karma Chamelion b... (Below threshold)

How about Karma Chamelion by Culture Club?
Works for all of them.

I think Cocktails for Two b... (Below threshold)

I think Cocktails for Two by the original Spike Jones would do for just about any Kennedy.

I'd go for "Best Days" for ... (Below threshold)

I'd go for "Best Days" for Hillary.

Of course, Bush's departing... (Below threshold)

Of course, Bush's departing theme song can be Clapton's "Cocaine", or REM's "It's The End of the World As We Know it (and I Feel Fine)."

Nah, too easy.

I hope Clinton uses "Right ... (Below threshold)

I hope Clinton uses "Right here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones. The song is about the fall of the Berlin Wall and we know who had a huge hand in that historic event- President Ronald Regan, the greatest president of the 20th century. Juxtaposing that witch and her rapist husband with Ronald Regan will be fun, fun, fun.

Rodham Clinton: Eve of Dest... (Below threshold)

Rodham Clinton: Eve of Destruction by Dylan

Big, big yawn. More pathet... (Below threshold)

Big, big yawn. More pathetic posturing from the right. Here's something worthy of discussion.....

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) regrets voting for the Iraq War resolution in 2002:

"The resolution was a resolution that authorized the president to take that action if he deemed it necessary. Had I been more true to myself and the principles I believed in at the time, I would have openly opposed the whole adventure vocally and aggressively. I had a tough time reconciling doing that against the duties of majority leader in the House. I would have served myself and my party and my country better, though, had I done so."

Bigger yawn: Maggy decides ... (Below threshold)
John F Not Kerry:

Bigger yawn: Maggy decides to come out of her hole to cite a FORMER Congressman who regrets a vote that favored Bush. Big whoop.

Bill Clinton: "88 Lines Abo... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Bill Clinton: "88 Lines About 44 Women" The Nails

Hillary Clinton: "Lyin' Ass Bitch" Fishbone

Ted Kennedy: "I Wanna Be Sedated" The Ramones or "Beer for Breakfast" The Replacements (tie)

Joe Biden: "Bigmouth Strikes Again" The Smiths

Barack Obama: "Walk Like an Egyptian" The Bangles

Wesley Clark: "Get A Job" The Offspring

Howard Dean: "Let's Go Crazy" Prince

Nancy Pelosi: "Our Lips Are Sealed" The Go-Go's

Madeliene Albright: "Vertigo" U2

Jmaie Gorelick: "Another Brick In The Wall" Pink Floyd

And finally, for George W. Bush: "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" The Gap Band

This was tooooo easy. :-)






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