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Song Parodies -> "Twenty-Six Percent (Bush's Approval Rating)"

Original Song Title:

"Twenty-Six Miles (Santa Catalina)"

Original Performer:

The Four Preps

Parody Song Title:

"Twenty-Six Percent (Bush's Approval Rating)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Newsweek now has him at 26 percent: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19352087/site/newsweek. That's lower than any President in the TV era except Richard Nixon, who bottomed out at 23. So what happens first, Bush passes Nixon, or Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron, as Aaron passed Babe Ruth in Nixon's last year? Don't be fooled by the "burning pants" reference, it's got nothing to do with sex. This isn't the first time I've used the "Liar, liar, pants on fire" analogy to describe him. It probably won't be the last.
Twenty-six percent still agree
Dubya is the leader they would like to see!
Dubya, he's no leader, and burning are
his pants!
His pants!
His pants!
His pants!

Failure all around him, everywhere.
Failed at economics and c'est la guerre.
All of his lies bring a burning there:
His pants!
His pants!
His pants!
His pants!

It seems so distant, twenty-six percent agree
with all of his blasted schemes.
Don't work for anyone, it seems so crazy.
He's not the Prez of anyone's dreams.

Twenty-six percent, gone too far
over the cliff in the Dubya car.
Believing all his lies while burning are
his pants!
His pants!
His pants!
His pants!

Twenty-six percent still agree
Dubya is the leader they would like to see!
Dubya, he's no leader, and burning are
his pants!
His pants!
His pants!
His pants!

A topical nightmare down in the White House
covered with secrets and lies.
I said it all before, I'll say it forever:
We never should have let in those guys!

Ship of state now seeming like a leaky old boat.
Need a new leader so we'll stay afloat.
One who won't tell lies so the flames don't smote
his pants!
His pants!
His pants!
Her pants?

Twenty-six percent still agree
Dubya is the leader they would like to see!
Dubya, he's no leader, and burning are
his pants!
His pants!
His pants!
His pants!

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Pacing: 1.9
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Overall Rating: 1.9

Total Votes: 19

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alvin - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
looking forward to the day you use this theme to the tune of 'one"
Michael Pacholek - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
That would, Alvin, be "One, Singular Sensation."
2Eagle - June 29, 2007 - Report this comment
I still remember hearing the original song. Ironically, that was when Eisenhower was in the White House. By the way, did the fire on Catalina inspire you - Catalina had a fire and Dubya's pants are on fire?
Pa Tuckett - June 30, 2007 - Report this comment
Yanks are getting slaughtered 7-0- as I type. They can join Georgie in the basement, along with your parody ratings. Remember, when you 1 people, your karma comes back 10 fold. Have a nic, long stay in the cellar.
Michael Pacholek - July 02, 2007 - Report this comment
No, 2Eagle, I didn't even know about it. I just needed a 26 song, and this was the obvious one. Since I already used "25 or 6 to 4" for "Approval Rating 34," I'm gonna have to find another 25 song... And I have one in mind, but, alas, I have to wait for the new low in approval ratings to come out. Pa: Have a nic? What's a nic? Did you mean Knick? As in New York's lousy basketball team? You think they're going to the cellar? Fine with me, I'm a Nets fan in the NBA. Are you the same goofball who wrote all those stupid comments when that dumb Chicago sportswriter (not Jay Mariotti) left Jeter off the MVP ballot last November, allowing Justin Morneau to take it? Or is it just a coincidence that you're equally delusional?

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