Friday, February 15, 2008

The Straw Man

Yesterday’s New York Times had a priceless bit of history on Obama and McCain. In 2006, Obama sang the following to the tune of “If I Only Had a Brain” (sung by the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz):

“When a wide-eyed young idealist
Confronts a seasoned realist
There’s bound to be some strain.
With the game barely started
I’d be feeling less downhearted
If I only had McCain."

But the original lyrics rather suit Obama too:

With the thoughts I’d be thinkin’
I could be another Lincoln
If I only had a brain

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