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Busy busy busy (a song for Obama's first months)

Posted at 3:44 PM on March 16, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

cashbama2.jpgYes, it seems there's so much to do in Washington we can hardly fit it all in. Or keep track.

With a little inspiration from Johnny Cash, here's a song that runs down the hands-on agenda of our busy, busy President:

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I imagine this is what Billy Joel felt like when he was laboring over "We Didn't Start the Fire..."

And I can't believe no one had ever photoshopped Obama and Johnny Cash together. Someone had to be the first.

Here...if you want to peek...are the lyrics:

Doing everything man
All that I can bring man
Rulin' like a king man
Got to take my swing man
Time is trickling man
Doing everything

Stem cells, education
Confirmations, stimulation
Earmarks, public parks
Women's rights, puppy barks
Building roads, bailing banks
Kissing babies giving thanks
Health insurance big plan
Beefin' up Afghanistan
Closin' up Guantanamo
Hard luck road show
Meetin' China, Green jobs
Pow'rin cars with corn cobs

Doing everything man
All that I can bring man
Spending lots of bling man
More than I can sing man
Pelosi is my wing man
Doing everything

Deficit SCHIP
First European trip
Broadband, DTV
Showin' love for Kennedy
Speech time Colorado, Indiana, Carolina
Ohio, California, Florida, Ottowa
Morgage holders, auto-makers,
parachutin' profit takers
Teacher pay fight crime
compromise, no time!

Doing everything man
All that I can bring man
Power-happy fling man
Gotta do my thing man
Before my ratings swing man
Doing everything

Crackin' down on no-bids
Fixing bridges Smart Grids
Middle class task force
Trying not to outsource
Iran, Waterboarding, open up to more reporting
Wind up Clinton let her go
No one better mess with Joe
While I'm at it, what the heck:
Eight bucks in your paycheck
Press conference, on the air
On the web, I'm everywhere

Doing everything man
All that I can bring man
Step into the ring man
So much happening man
(got) no plans after Spring man
Doing everything


Comments (2)

Dense and full of references! This is the sort of thing that I loved on the Friday broadcasts!

Posted by Paul | March 16, 2009 5:51 PM


This is very clever and funny. Nice work.

Posted by patrick | March 20, 2009 8:17 AM


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