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Quandry: The Best Musical Re-Write Of The President’s Libya Speech?

Posted on | March 29, 2011 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

Catching up on the blogs, it looks like the POTUS sounded like Bush minus the passion. My estimate of the conservative mood ring concerning the speech is somewhere around U2’s “Zooropa

The lyrics seem appropriate, for all the continent is a misfit:

We’re mild and green
And squeaky clean

Zooropa… better by design
Zooropa… fly the friendly skies
Through appliance of science
We’ve got that ring of confidence….

And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons
No reasons to get back

And I have no religion
And I don’t know what’s what
And I don’t know the limit
The limit of what we got

But we are talking about the President of the United States of America. Who does some really dada things, like start a war and head to Rio:

Ultimately, we the re-write should go beyond recycled marketing and silly fruit stylings. Hope and Change should aspire to go beyond English entirely. Any other language, for that matter. It should avoid the crass old American cultural imperialism, embrace world music, and just stick its tongue right down the throat of multinational goodness:
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