With the current government shutdown, I’ve been thinking about the one about 1991 during the first Bush administration. Congress looked silly and petty and the president came off smelling like a rose. And I did this song at a comedy club in town which went over well!
By Jeff Baker, circa about 1990
(To the tune of T.V. theme from “Rawhide.”)
Keep Movin’, movin’, movin’
Incumbents they’re removin’
We’ve been enterprisin’
And we’ve been compromisin’
But Bush has the veto on his side
For paycheck satiation
They’ll vote us out by-and-by.
Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
Budget bucks are swollen
Looks like it’s been stolen
Not quite like we planned it
In D.C. Boy Scouts are stranded
Wishin’ that they could find tour guides!
All the things we’re missin’
That last week we were dissin’
We’ll be voted out by-and-by.
Vote ‘em in, vote ‘em out, vote ‘em in, save our butts
Hopin’ it saves our hides!
Veto in, veto out, veto in, veto out
Hope that we can save our hides!