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Song Parodies -> "John McCain"

Original Song Title:

"Penny Lane"

Original Performer:

The Beatles

Parody Song Title:

"John McCain"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Boy, am I glad the Republicans are nominating someone with a name easy to rhyme. After all, what rhymes with "Romney," "Huckabee" or "Giuliani"?
With John McCain, there's a campaigner showing photographs.
Obama's head is covered by an elder's wrap.
And if you think that I'll be such a sap
I won't buy that crap.

In September, his Convention is held in St. Paul.
A right-wing nut will be his Veep, will have his back.
But we will vote against Johnny Mac
even in pouring rain.
Won't be strange!

John McCain, he hurts my ears, he stings my eyes.
War, recession and polluted skies
in summer, whole year, too.

And John McCain will tell us of his service in the war.
But tells us war, we need a hundred years on-scene.
He thinks his record is so squeaky clean.
But it's a bad machine.

(instrumental break)

John McCain, he hurts my ears and stings my eyes.
Full of fishy right-wing guys
his campaign, meanwhile back...

Among the Democrats, Obama picks up delegates
and Mrs. Clinton knows there soon will come a day.
She thought she'd be the one to get that play.
She tries, anyway.

And John McCain, hero in war, very tough customer.
But he still sticks with Bush, can never lose that stain.
To the voting booth, we're rushing in.
End this pouring pain.
Won't be strange!

John McCain, he hurts my ears, he stings my eyes!
War, recession and polluted skies
in summer, whole year, too!

John McCain, he hurts my ears, he stings my eyes!
War, recession and polluted skies!

John McCain!

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Stan Hall - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Better than a bullsesye you hit the triple 5
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
What is with all the "Wingnut" refs in your parodies today? Let me remind you again, Michael that McCain was a Navy pilot and "the term "Wingnut" refers to USAF Airmen not Navy Airmen if that is indeed what you are referring to in your McCain parodies today. I find this parody only slightly amusing. You've done a lot better Michael. I can get the same thing from reading this as I get from watching primary election coverage on my TV.
Michael Pacholek - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Come on, Guy, you're smarter than that: "Wingnut" is short for "right-wing nut," which McCain is. Here's why the Republican Party has to be thrown so far out of power it can only see the White House with a telescope: In 1982, when he was first elected to Congress, John McCain was considered an arch-conservative. In 2000, when he first ran for President, he was considered a moderate. In 2008, his own party is calling his policies "liberal." And he's every bit as conservative as he was in '82! It is time for them to go.
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Michael - You are going to shid yourself. I just returned from voting and of all people that there were to vote for I chose Hillary. We are soon expecting a major weather event or natural disaster here in the heart of Texas. I'm here to tell you that while I was at the polls only one person voted in the Republican primary and this precinct is predominately Republican. What does that say to you? There were at least 150 people at the polls while I was there and I saw only one voting Republican. I'm so glad I live in a state that gives the voter a choice in the primaries. I think I'll go out and vote in the Caucus later on and do the same thing. . The Republican clerk got so bored she asked to help the Democratic clerks. And I just really enjoy jerking your chain with that "wingnut" crap. Have a nice day, Michael.
McKludge - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy, what your voting experience says to me is:
1. There is no point in voting in the Texas Republican primary because McCain has already locked up the GOP candidacy. Yes, Huckabee hasn't conceded the race, but by pure delegate count, he can't win.
2. Texas is a sort-of open primary state, meaning that you can vote in either Rep or Dem primary (but not both) regardless of your party registration. Since 1. is true, many Rep's are voting for Hillary as the Dem candidate because they (and the polls) believe that McCain can beat Clinton, but can't beat Obama.
Invisible Boy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
First, I did like the parody. I was hoping that we'd get some political discussion here today. What better place than in Michael's comment section ?
Michael-you've made it clear that you are a Dem supporter. That fits well with your East Coast urban demography (mine too BTW). I'm still not sure which candidate you support.
Guy-You've already told me why you would never support Obama. The fact, though, that you voted for Hillary just blows my mind! I thought for sure that McCain, with his military background, would be your choice. Let's see how close the results in Texas parallel the results in NH.
McKludge-I think you may be right. Whichever candidate the Repubs end up with is going to have an up-hill battle overcoming the legacy of GWB and friends.
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
IB - McCain doesn't need my vote to get the nomination. My vote was better spent the way I cast it. I'd rather vote against Obama than for McCain. It is that simple.
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
And I fail to see the logic of what the hell GWB has to do with the current race going on. He is a non player but everyone wants to bring him up. He is not McCain and McCain is not him. Obama and Hillary have both expounded on GWB way more than they have about McCain. Seems to me that they need to focus more on each other in order to secure the nomination before they even think about the opposing political party. No wonder the dems are all flucked up.
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy - thank you. You see, this is why I've always liked you. What can I do to assist you in getting to that caucus tonight and casting a second vote for Ms. Clinton? As your god is my witness, I tried to vote Huckabee in the NY primary (as the Senator from the great state of NY was bound to carry it), but the levers lock up on the unaffiliated party and I rightly cast my vote on the left hand side for the next president of these here U-nited states - Hillary Clinton. Guy - could I interest you in a flight to Brattleboro, Vermont today so that you can vote to indict Bush & Cheney? (it's on the ballot). Interesting observation on the voting by the citizens of the country of Texas - it appears that Rush Limbaugh still has pull somewhere. Later, bob
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Ah, Robert - some cab fare maybe? I dunno. And yes send me a first class round trip airline ticket from SA international to whatever airfield there might be in the vacinity of Brattleboro, is it? . I could use a vacation. And Vermont is such a pretty state. Thanks for the offer, I'll await my fare made possible by your most generous offer. Thank you, Robert. And as Rush as my witness I am the person who gave him that idea. My parody today on a crap game was not a co-incident. It is exactly what is going on with the Hillary vote here in the former republic of Texas.
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy - Albany is just 77 miles west of Brattleboro - and a great drive. I'm thinking that we fly you up to NYC - we could stop in the East Village for a beer and then take Amtrak up to Albany, rent a car and drive to Brattleboro. Of course while in Albany I'd like to take you on a tour of this great state's capitol, the capital district and the University at Albany. Guy, if Hillary becomes president I will owe it all to you. Again, thank you for your support. Later bob
LadyCupCakes - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
~Knights o'Parody~ . . . . Pleeeeeease!! Calm your tempers; don't want any heart attacks for these talented Gents!
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
M'Lady - Sir Robert and myself are old acquaintances who enjoy from time to time a spirited debate. We have agreed long ago that when we meet that we can agree to disagree with a mutual respect for the other. We always fight nice. I think highly of Sir Robert and always respect his point of view as he does mine. Thanks for your concern for our well being.
Michael Pacholek - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Good grief! Guy voted early and often! Then again, Texas has as many shenanigans at the ballot box as we do here in New Jersey, not to mention Illinois, Florida, and several others. But let's be clear about one thing: As long as McCain is running in support of Bush's war and Bush's torturing, he is Bush's stand-in and for that reason he MUST be stopped. Bob: Yeah, Rush still has pull somewhere... I'd better not finish that joke. As for taking Guy out for a beer, I don't think he's appreciate the East Village, if ya know what I mean.
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Michael - I do not have to like something in order to appreciate it. I have learned to appreciate many things in many places in my travels during my military career and subsequent civilian career. Every experience has a learning potential. I have been on the inside of places that the average person can only imagine what goes on inside of them and the average person has a huge misconception of that reality to include the entertainment industry that depict things that are so far off base that they are actually in another ball park.. I have seen places depicted where I have worked on the national network news, movies, TV shows and even saw a spot of a former work location in the Simpson's movie. I have seen things in foreign cultures that would make the East Village look like romper room. I am for the most part shock proof because of my exposure to many things in many places. This is why you and I differ on our opinions on so many things. I wish I could impart some of my experience to you. You get most of what you know from sources that conrtol what you see and hear much the same way that history books are written. There is no substitute for a look at a culture through its back door and not the tourist view that they want you to see in order to capitalize on their tourism. I feel privileged that I was able to see so much of the world on Uncle Sam's dime that I would have never seen if I stayed safe and at home all of my life. I was five minutes from being killed by a terrorist bomb on June 19,1985 in Frankfurt airport. This act was a side attraction of the TWA hijacking in 1985 where US hostages were taken to Lebanon and kept for a while before being released. A US Navy SEAL was killed and dumped onto the tarmac simply because he was in possession of a red passport which I myself was carrying at the time. I have worked places where I knew what the evening news was going to report before the rest of the country did and the news got the complete details and big picture wrong about 95% of the time. I do my own thinking and deducing and I have the ability to distinguish the BS from the facts when I consult news sources because of being around the block more than a few times. So you think you really know what is going on? I hate to burst your bubble but you really don't. You know what they want you to know and that is about how it sizes up. You think you really know who runs the country but you don't see them either. I have no trust for any politician. There is only the lesser of two evils of which both are evil. It is understanding who are pulling what strings and why that make the difference. I am a survivor because I have the experience to be. If push came to shove what would befall you? Do you have the tools and wherewithal to know what to do and who to trust if normal life was completely disrupted? Most people do not. Have a nice day Michael.
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Cupcake - to "borrow" from Obama - "I think that guy accurately described the situation" - Guy knows that I have tremendous respect for his opinion. His ideology is genuine, his thoughts are his own, his mind is open, his wit is on and he's a pretty damn good writer; despite the fact that his political ideology is all wrong. Michael, do you realize that Guy and I cast the same primary vote? WTF? Guy, when you get to NYC my offer is still open - dinner at "Lucky Cheng's" on me. Michael, nice parody. And you're right, McCain = Bush. Damn, Rev. Huckabee is out - I was pulling for him. Later bob
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy - we just took RI, we're up in Ohio (only 14% in) - can you deliver in the country of Texas? Any chance of re-opening the polls? Could you and Mrs. Guy vote again? Disqualify some votes? What time does the cemetery vote come in? (it was always late in Albany) Guy, buddy, my favorite "wing-nut" (next to my fascist friend Alastair Firman) - it's you and me against Pacholek - Hillary needs your support. bob
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Robert - You are too kind with your complements to me and I appreciate your kind remarks. Politics and parodies make for strange bed fellows. You take care my friend and the next time I'm in NYC I'm taking you up on that offer at Cheng's. So what's up if McCain chooses Condie or Alan Keyes as a running mate? This can still get a lot weirder I would surmise. This has been by far the most entertaining primary in my memory. Take care, buddy. I'm enjoying the chat with you as is usual between us. We just have not chatted in like forever. I'm glad you came out today. It's been real.
MrMacphisto - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Um... anyway, some funny moments here... 5-5-5
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy - Condie - nice touch. Keyes - nobody is that crazy - are they? Why not just make the Right Rev. Huckabee Secretary of Religion? Agreed - interesting race(s) - of course I'll vote the party line but I just can't drink the Obama "kool-aid" - call it fear of Oprah or call it fear of EST. Sen. Clinton brought the pork to NY so she got my vote. Who knew that your two votes would give her the "big mo". Can we get back to disagreeing? (I'm getting worried that we're standing butt to butt in this political circle.) Later bob
John Jenkins - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good title substitution, but I thought you could have done a little more with the parody, though. The parody had less humor than Hillary's Ohio victory speech. She thanked the voters for enabling her to win another bellwether state, and then she listed all of her bellwether states, including Oklahoma and Rhode Island.
Guy - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Yeah JJ - I thought it was Dean again with a sex change rattling off all those states. She forgot the Yihaaaa at the end though.
Linda T - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Not nearly as nasty as your usual “rushed, childish and name-calling” political parodies, (but still, you couldn’t resist the name calling)… but clearly this one was a strong sign that you fear your party will lose to McCain. I suspect you are jealous too – being that McCain WAS a REAL war hero, and since your party has put forth a draft dodger ex-president (Clinton) who fled the country to avoid war and then Kerry, a self-wound-inflicting sissy boy – I don’t blame you! -----PS You should think about switching parties if you want to vote for a winning candidate – cuz in reality, in the real world, using all the common sense God gave you (oops, you are a democrat, you don’t do God, sorry), anyway, with all logic etc., your party will not win – no matter which inexperienced blowhard they choose out of those two! And since I sense that your ego can’t take another loss that big, it may be healthier for you to switch now and vote correctly, you know, old age and heart attack risks and all.
Linda T - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Guy (and company): Certainly one would not expect a big turn-out for republican voters in Texas or in most other states when the race is pretty much locked up. (There was a big radio movement – some on TV too – urging republican voters to vote democrat in the Texas primaries, mainly, Hillary. It isn’t because the republicans feel she would be easier to beat, but rather because she was behind in the race. If Texas caught her up closer to Obama, then the fight between them would go on - possibly to their convention – leaving them little time to campaign against McCain)
Linda T - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
More “WING” words to know include; ----- “CHICKEN WINGS” –----- The more fitting name for the democrats… For example, “Those “CHICKEN WINGS” in the democrat party want to cut and run, leaving our allies in Iraq to be slaughtered (men, women and children) so that our men will come home, make lots of unwanted babies so the “chicken wings” can kill them faster, (abortion busines is a major concern, killing babies a priority and must not be stopped – even at the expense of the Iraqi’s propable slaughter – as long as babies die!). ------- “CLIPPED WINGS” ----- is an expression showing how demoncrats brains think their obvious handicaps … For example, “Those democrats are a bunch of “CLIPPED WINGS” to think that they have candidates experienced enough to run our country!” OR “The democrat party is loaded with clipped wings who can’t tell the difference between a candidate who has experience and one who clearly doesn’t but says she does” ------------ “WING DINGS” ----- Those are simular to the “wing nuts” being talked about here, only worse, of course, because they are not only crazy, but are “way” out there, a little bruised and batter from the last two elections and bitter little things to boot! For example: The democrats are so consumed with jealousy, bitterness and hate the “WING DINGS” don’t even know which way is up for their things to be dinged. ……and so on! Got It??? Wing dings, clipped wings and chicken wings… i.e., liberals – a bunch of dinged clipped winged chicken things
Robert J. Pagliaro - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
There goes the neighborhood. This is what happens when people get off their meds.
Linda T - March 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Robert J. Pagliaro ---- Awe, poor baby! I'm sorry, I didn't realize you could dish out the crud like a 300 pound child who is addicted to laxatives, but can't take even a tiny bit back! I know that sort of thing takes strength and the ability to take some of your own medicine - and I also realize that you are hooked on your hypocrisy like a long-time druggie is hooked on their heroin and it's all overwhelming to you.... - so in keeping with the kind person that I am, I will ignore your continuous personal attacks, medication remarks and other diversions you make when you have nothing intelligent to say to defend your silly party -- just don't get your itty bitty feelings hurt if I don't bother responding to that sort of juvenile response! (Try not to be hurt when I give you exactly what you dish out though - the whole process can actually help in your personal growth and make you a much more strong little boy in the end!)

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