Monday, August 16, 2004

Classic Punk Gold

The Kerry Christmas in Cambodia story seems ripe for a song parody. But Man from Silver Mountain writes in to tell us, it's already been done. By the Dead Kennedys, back in 1980. From the album Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, the snotty, anti-establishment classic, Holiday in Cambodia.

Not all of the lyrics apply to John Kerry, but some of them come awful close. Imagine, if you will, the officious, Senatitis suffering voice of John Kerry reading these lines:

It's a holiday in Cambodia
It's tough kid, but it's life
It's a holiday in Cambodia
Don't forget to pack a wife

Your a star-belly sneech you suck like a leech
You want everyone to act like you
Kiss ass while you bitch so you can get rich
But your boss gets richer on you

We're still checking Lexis/Nexis to confirm if this was actually in his 1986 Senator Floor statement. Please bear with us in the mean time. Given the Pioneer Press standard, we may need a week or two to nail this one down.

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