Friday, March 04, 2005

When life imitates "The Simpsons"

Over at World O Crap, there was a discussion of the logic behind Bush's trumped-up stagestop tour promoting the Social Security. Why is he touring with this? We can't vote on it, it makes no sense for him to promote it, especially to ticketholder-only, cherrypicked audiences who already swallow everything he says as absolute truth and well-meaning pragmatism (ugh).

So, I came to the conclusion that he's like Lyle Lanley from the Marge vs. Monorail episode of "The Simpsons." He's just taking our money and making it sound good so we all think it's our idea.



And so, FlipYrWhig ran with the idea and rewrote the song to fit the new analogy:

Why do this while the deficit mounts?
You'll all own personal accounts!
Didn't you use to call them 'private'?
The system hurts, so we'll revive it!
What if our investments crash?
Think of all the extra cash!
Isn't the system still quite solvent?
Relax and let your Preznit resolve it!
I say it's America's only choice,
Throw up your hands and raise your voice! Personal...
Retirement...
Security!


You're doing this without a reason!
Arrest that man, he's speaking treason!
Personal...
Retirement...
Security!

Priva-doh!

FlipYrWhig • 3/3/05; 11:45:48 AM

1 comment:

  1. I've sold privatized pension plans to Chile, Great Britain, and Argentina, and by gum it put them on the map!

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