Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Pink - "Dear Mr. President"

Okay, it's been more than five years, and we've gotten some good entertainment out of "President" Bush. And as things have gotten worse and worse, at least the silver lining is this: the entertainment's gotten better and better.

There's Neil Young's new album (mentioned previously, and in stores today). There's Stephen Colbert's balls-of-iron performance at the White House Correspondents dinner right to Bush's face (that video was yanked off YouTube, but is now officially back at Google Video). And now, there's Pink's song, "Dear Mr. President".

I'm no big Pink fan (nor am I a big, pink fan). Or rather, I wasn't a big Pink fan; maybe I'll have to reconsider. Because this one almost makes Neil's "Let's Impeach the President" look like an endorsement from an old friend. I mean, damn. Listen to it (video at Crooks and Liars or YouTube, or buy the song from the iTunes Music Store), and see what I mean.
What kind of father would take his own daughter's rights away
And what kind of father might hate his own daughter if she were gay
I can only imagine what the first lady has to say
You've come a long way from whiskey and cocaine
(full lyrics)


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