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Song Parodies -> "While John Ashcroft Gently Sleeps"

Original Song Title:

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"While John Ashcroft Gently Sleeps"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified before Congress that, on March 11, 2004, Our Fearless Appointed Wartime Leader With a Purpose sent then White House Counsel Alberto Gonzalez and Chief of Staff Andrew Card to the hospital room of the gravely ill Attorney General John Ashcroft, to attempt to coerce him into signing off on authorization on Bush's policy of spy on Americans without court warrants. Comey and Ashcroft both refused to sign off on the policy. And now, Gonzalez is Attorney General -- for the moment. (Sorry for copying this off William Tong's parody with slight alterations; it was simpler that way.) This is what the Bush Maladministration has come to: It actually has me expressing sympathy for Ashcroft, a man dedicated to "Christian" theocracy.
(instrumental opening)

Now, look at you all.
See our top cop there, sleeping
while John Ashcroft gently sleeps.

We look at the law
and it don't allow creeping.
Still, John Ashcroft gently sleeps.

I don't know how
he will resist it.
How he subsists in life.

I don't know how
you can persist in
all your insistent strife.

Now, look at the world
and you guys have it burning
while John Ashcroft gently sleeps.

From each Bush mistake
none of you guys are learning.
Still, John Ashcroft gently sleeps.

(instrumental break)

I don't know why
you have accepted.
This job's corrupted you.
I don't know why
you haven't adapted.
You're so inept, yes, you.

Now, look at you all.
See our top cop there, sleeping
while John Ashcroft gently sleeps.

Now, look at you all...

Still, John Ashcroft gently
slee...
...ee...
...eeps!

(long instrumental fadeout)
For the record, Ashcroft did get better, and at last check was alive, well, and out of the federal government. Thank God for all three.

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alvin - May 23, 2007 - Report this comment
nice bit o' bashin'
The Gay Voice - May 23, 2007 - Report this comment
You know what the most interesting thing about this one is, 4 votes, yet just one wee comment. . .well, I find that interesting. . .Mine are much the same, more votes than comments--I guess politics and equality are just popular topics

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