A Musical Refrain for John McCain

FromThe Salt Lake Tribune:

WASHINGTON – Not content to sit on the sidelines, longtime senator and one-time presidential hopeful Orrin Hatch has penned a song for his Senate buddy John McCain in hopes of helping his White House bid.
Really, he did.

Original DVD cover.

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You know, kids, we had the McCain/Chimpy full body press, the constant McLiebercain manlove, the McCain/John Warner embrace, and the McCain/Tootsie Rudy squeeze (not to mention whatever the hell is going on with Lindsey Goo-Goo-Eyes Graham), and now Orrin Hatch is writing songs for Captain Underpants! He’s writing songs for him!! They may belong to the Party of Homophobia, but these guys are gayer than any of the gay guys I know!

“As everyone who reads The Tribune knows, I write lyrics, and I thought John would get a big kick out of a patriotic song written about his heroism and the sacrifices he’s made for our country,” Hatch said in a statement. “Plus, in the song, we express what he will probably have to endure while running for president.”
But it’s doubtful the McCain campaign is going to start playing Hatch’s song at rallies or dub it the official campaign ditty. But McCain’s camp thought the song was nice.


The song may soon appear on the iPod of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who first played a snippet on Hardball on Wednesday evening.
“I will be singing it on the pillow tonight,” Matthews quipped.


Hatch, a former Mitt Romney supporter, has also co-written songs for other well-known people, including a song called “The Difference Makes the Difference,” for Muhammad Ali and “Souls Along the Way,” for Sen. Edward Kennedy and wife Vicki.

I know you are all dying to see the lyrics! Note: this is not a song parody, this is the real thing:

Together Forever
By Senator Orrin G. Hatch & Philip Springer

Together forever
America is the country we all love
We believe our destiny
Comes from god above
Let’s link our hands for all to see
Our country’s majesty

Forever together
America is the land we’re fighting for
There’s a time in history
For a hero’s destiny
Together forever more

Hey John
Say John
They’re gonna hit you hard with ev’ry thing they’ve got

Hey John
Come on
They’ll be calling you
Everything you’re not!

But sure as heaven
We’re gonna win
Start celebrating
Now let’s begin

Together forever
America is the country we all love
Let’s link our hands for all to see
Our country’s majesty

Forever together
America is the land we’re fighting for
There’s a time in history
For a hero’s destiny
Together for evermore

I don’t know about you, kids, but I can’t stop snapping my fingers and tapping my foot.
I think it’s a seizure.


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14 responses to “A Musical Refrain for John McCain

  1. Got a Grip

    Oh. My. God.

    Those lyrics look like something an 8 year old kid might come up with, and a not very bright kid at that. If that’s the kind of thing we can expect from the political elite in this country, we’re doomed. DOOMED!!

    I can’t stop laughing and yet I want to cry. I need a nap…..

  2. i had to add that it is not a parody song, because it really reads like one. i cannot even imagine the music that goes with it.
    i just noticed that wordpress is now listing possibly related posts. oy! why can’t they just leave things alone?

  3. jlms qkw - jenn

    cindy definitely looks like a barbie in that pic!

    and who is right behind mccain’s shoulder – almost looks like scalia?

  4. 😆 i knew either you or nightowl would ask who that guy was. i was going to take him out or replace him with wilford brimley, but then decided to leave him in just for fun. he is just someone who was in a crowd where someone was holding up a capt underpants sign. i changed the sign a little bit (hmmm, wonder what that change was! 😯 ), and then decided i would leave the guy in just to see who asked who he was first.

  5. jlms qkw - jenn


  6. i should save the guy’s face and put him in every poster from now on! 🙂

  7. nightowl724

    If you put that guy in every poster, we could play sort of a “Where’s Waldo?” game each day! I actually didn’t notice him – I was too busy admiring the “W2” stand-in for the “WB.”

    That song hurt my eyes! I can’t imagine what it would do to my EARS! To quote Dr. Harold Hill in The Music Man, “Friends, the idle brain is the devil’s playground!”

  8. i knew you would find the w2, nightowl! it’s always fun to replace the movie studio logos whenever possible. that actually took me more time than anything else in the picture. it’s one of those things in photoshop that i know there is an easier way to do, but i just don’t know what it is. it’s fun trying to figure it out.

  9. Got a Grip

    jenn, nonnie and I have talked before about how Cindy has that Stepford wife quality about her. I think she’s a pod person. I go along with your comparison to Barbie up to a point (although Barbie would be insulted), except Barbie is less plastic and more animated….. 😉

  10. Got a Grip

    nightowl, if there is a God and he cares at all about us, he will protect us from ever having to hear what the song sounds like. It’s bad enough to read the lyrics. Absolutely nothing good could come from having heard it.

    Oh! Maybe they could make a Republican greatest hits album! You know, have John Ashcroft singing his “Let the Eagle Soar.” What other Republican toe-tappers could they include? There must be others, and I’m sure they are of the same outstanding quality of Ashcroft and Hatch efforts. I’m sure it would go Platinum in a week. What do you think? 🙂

  11. all of the singing senators–lott, larry craig, and ashcroft will be out of work they can spend all their time in the recording studio (i left out jim jeffords, because he doesn’t deserve to be cooped up with them). i am hoping it is a prelude to them meeting up with maybe duke cunningham in prison so they can form their own little prison barbershop quartet.

  12. nightowl724

    gotta, there’s the Captain Underpants classic Bob, Bomb, Bomb Iran!

  13. Got a Grip

    Yes, nightowl, I’d forgotten that one. I see real potential here for a “Republican’s greatest hits” album…..

  14. i don’t know if they have enough for an album, because all of them seem to always sing the same old song.