For those not aware that this 2008 election season is the silliest on record, I'm here to tell you: This election is the silliest on record. Now that we've established that, it's time to introduce the latest musical number in what's turning out to be the equivalent of a four-month-long mandatory office party with a karaoke machine.
True to form, the Democratic musical tributes are overly fawning, grandiose and self-conscious. Also true to form, the Republican attempts are derivative, literal, stiff and nonsensical. Like, for instance, The McCain Girls' video "It's Raining McCain," a re-make of The Weather Girls' 1982 hit "It's Raining Men." This truly mind-boggling production features lyrics like:
"It's raining McCain/Hallelujah it's raining McCain/Amen/I'm gonna go out/And let myself get/Ab-so-lutely John McCained." Now, I tried for a moment to imagine how that would feel exactly, then I quickly stopped.
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