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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

How Vain?

George Will on the fiasco in Copenhagen:
In the 41 sentences of her remarks, Michelle Obama used some form of the personal pronouns "I" or "me" 44 times. Her husband was, comparatively, a shrinking violet, using those pronouns only 26 times in 48 sentences. Still, 70 times in 89 sentences conveyed the message that somehow their fascinating selves were what made, or should have made, Chicago's case compelling.
Hats off to the Trousered Ape, who posts rarely but well. Inspired by the above he has penned a redo of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain," dedicated to our Commander in Chief. Here is the first verse.
You walked into the White House,
Leaving your unicorn parked outside.
The razor-sharp crease in your pants set off
The shapely toned arms of your bride.
And every leg was tingling
At the hope and change in your stride;
And everyone dreamed that you’d pay off their mortgage –
Pay off their mortgage, and

You're so vain
You probably think this country’s about you;
You're so vain
I'll bet you think this country’s about you -
Don't you? Don't you?
Go to the Ape's website to read the rest and other very clever stuff too.

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