KRUGMAN BALLAD

Viking Pundit has written “The Ballad of Paul Krugman,” which is sung to “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” by Gilbert & Sullivan. I was hoping it was sung to the tune of “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” by Flatt & Scruggs but you take what you can get.

(Hat tip: John Hudock)

In case his archives get bloggered or you get tired of waiting for the post to load. . .

I am the very model of a New York Times columnist
The facts are inconvenient, my opinion is the very best
So listen very carefully as I pronounce with biased zest
I am the very model of a New York Times columnist

I̢۪m blind to every transgression by leftist, Green, or Democrats
I love a larger government, enamored by more bureaucrats
So I̢۪ll encourage statism and ignore every Clinton tryst
I am the very model of a New York Times columnist

The government exists to generate brand-new entitlements
So raise those taxes high, take all the dollars, nickels, dimes and cents
And I̢۪ll be sure to vilify those like Hastert, Delay and Frist
I am the very model of a New York Times columnist

On issues foreign policy, my views are academical
Republicans starting wars are treasonous and heretical
Unless you are a Democrat, I̢۪m strictly isolationist
I am the very model of a New York Times columnist

The war upon Iraq will be a failure ‘til we find anthrax
I don’t care ‘bout those mass graves or the stories of Saddam’s attacks
Don̢۪t want to hear about the rape, the torture and his iron fist
I am the very model of a New York Times columnist

I̢۪m full of moral vanity and my virtue is beyond review
I̢۪m blind to my own prejudice and operate without a clue
With Bush there in the White House, I̢۪m an eternal pessimist
I am the very model of a New York Times columnist

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Comments

  1. The Admiral says:

    Krugman is the “poster child” case to challenge the ultimate goodness of the First Amendment.