Move Over, Obama Girl

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Jan. 21 2008 11:07 PM

Move Over, Obama Girl

The holidays have passed, but it’s never too late for politically themed Christmas carol YouTube videos .

This one comes from James Quill, who sings his tribute to Barack Obama to the tune of "The Little Drummer Boy." Here are the lyrics, from his Web site (footnotes are his own):

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Come, he calls me,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    A new democracy,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    He was born in Hawai'i,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    He's gonna beat Hillary**,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    Barack O-ba-ma!
    Barack O-ba-ma!

    Dreams from Kenya,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    Schooled at Columbia,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    Endorsed by Oprah!
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    Audacious Hope-Ba-a-
    -Rack O-ba-ma!
    Barack O-ba-ma!
    Barack O-ba-ma!

    He's no white zombie clone!
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    He'll bring the troops home!
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    Gay muslim, I beg your pardon?
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    He knew since Kindergarten,
    Ba-rack O-ba-ma!
    Barack O-ba-ma!
    Barack O-ba-ma!

**Have you noticed that transcripts of Obama's speeches always spell it "gonna" instead of "going to"? Is this a new phenomenon, is this now acceptable in print?
And, as for this line, it can easily be updated to "Giuliani", "Huckabee", or "Romney."

That's about 50 times better than "

."



Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.