There's been so much Youtubery in the whole race-for-the-White-House thing that I've lost track. But a couple of readers have drawn my attention to a couple of new things, both of them contrafacts (i.e., new words for old songs). First, a new Obama plugger, set to Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere." I have to say, I like this song, mostly because of the way it harnesses the awesome power of Pennsylvania's funny place names.
And for the McCain campaign (though I assume not from the McCain campaign — at least I hope not, for their sake), a version of "It's Raining Men."
Anyway, I'm off to Seattle. See you next week.
***UPDATE*** Galen Brown points out Mike Gravel's spoken-word version of "Helter Skelter," which is the strangest political spot I've ever seen for a major* political candidate. But I agree with Brown — it's actually kind of great.