Please Don’t Take Their Midnight Sunshine Away

Can it be? Is it possible? No more Sarah Palin?

Nah. Not at all. She’s like that last five pounds you’re trying to lose–annoying, stubborn, and almost impossible to get rid of.

And, not to step on Tommy T’s Toes, but I just had to check out Freeperville. Naturally, they did not disappoint. I picked the thread with the most replies, and thar’scomedy gold in them thar virtual hills:

This is the result of hundreds of billions of dollars of middle east political monies buying a Muslim President that will not quit until he destroys all opposition.

2 posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 7:26:56 PM by Eye of Unk (“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” T. Paine)

Okay. That’s the first goddam reply. I mean, I understand opening with a bang, but you’ve gotta keep something held back for the end. [Insert sex joke here.] [Insert joke about using the word “insert” here.]

That could go on and on ad infinitum, so I’ll just cut it off right there. [Insert joke about–NO, goddammit! No more.

But, you know, I’m actually impressed by Palin’s resignation. It is, surprisingly, a sensible thing to do, given what she wants–which, I assume, is more attention (even from THE MEDIA) and a shot at the White House in 2012. So she won’t be disregarding her job herding moose or whatever it is the governor of Alaska does. (Note to angry Alaskans: These views are mine and mine alone, and do not represent the other writers here at First Draft. Please direct hate mail to, where it will be, like most other e-mail directed there, completely ignored.)

So yeah. A decent move from Palin. Now she can turn the crazy up to 11, break off the knob, and go around making gabba-gabba-hey noises on TV and radio. Huzzah!

However, I have created a small musical tribute to Ms. Palin. These songs express longing and regret, and would represent the feelings of Freepers and comedy-inclined liberals everywhere should Friday’s insane, rambling speech actually have been the final curtain on the brief but spectacular national political career of Ms. Sarah Palin. By the way–did anybody else get aBilly Madison vibe from that speech? You know what I’m talking about, right? Well, hell. Before I get to the music, why not have a video of that, too?

Yeah, that’s pretty much it.
And now on to the songs!

Now that’s fine.

By the way, lots of people seem to think that “You Are My Sunshine” is a happy song. It ain’t. Listen to more than the chorus. Also, in the interest of things we love here at First Draft, I include the following incredibly relevant video. It involves politicians, heartache, and, of course, the song was written by a governor. Oh, and it’s completely nerdy. That’s how we roll. I present Jeri Ryan and Robert Picardo singing the chorus of “You Are My Sunshine.”

Thanks for reading, folks. Hope you enjoyed the music.

7 thoughts on “Please Don’t Take Their Midnight Sunshine Away

  1. Oh, yeah, Sunshine is a heartbreaker (camp kids never sing the “you have shattered all my dreams” line). Ask anybody who sings barbershop:
    Vicki Uhr’s arrangement
    This is a men’s quartet (just listen, don’t look at the girlfriend picture montages), and they have a tendency to chord worship, but it gives you an idea of the power of this arrangement. The first time I heard it I cried like a baby. Vicki is a goddess.

  2. Huh, I always thought it was written by Jimmie Rodgers. But it was, if one can believe Wikipedia, by Rodgers’ copyist, Jimmie Davis, who actually bought it from Paul Rice and slapped his own name on it. Sounds like a Louisiana governor to me.

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