Monday, May 06, 2013

Song parodies serenade Virginia Republicans

"I write the songs that make the whole world sing," Barry Manilow warbled. Now we've got the songs that make the whole political world sing, or something like that.

This weekend the Staunton News Leader's editorial implored the Republican Party of Virginia to rethink their inevitable gubernatorial nomination in less than two weeks and put Bill Bolling on the ballot, and included a parody titled, "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bolling?" sung to the tune of "Won't You Come Home, Bill Bailey?" Of course, anyone with an ounce of political knowledge knows that won't happen.

Meanwhile, Julian Walker rolls out another artist's parody about Virginia's presumptive gubernatorial nominee in today's Virginian Pilot.

And it's just May ... and we're not even to Labor Day when the campaigns really kick off ... so think how many more parodies we may have before November 5th. We could call it Virginia's Hit Parade....

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