The PJ Tatler

Buzz Ballad: Just Blame the Bush Administration

—apologies to Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and “Blame It On the Bossa Nova

When I was elected I increased the debt
Way up to a height it never went to yet
Now my head is bumping on the debt ceiling
And to the citizens I am appealing

I blame the Bush Administration
And the Republicans
Just blame the Bush Administration
For failure of my plans
Though I’ve been in office for more than two years
When time to take responsibility appears
I blame the Bush Administration
For my failures

(Was it the Stimulus?)
No, the Bush Administration
(My healthcare measures?)
No, the Bush Administration
(Renewing old tax cuts?)
Yeah, the Bush Administration
(Not my failures)

Now I am threatening to default
Saying that there’s no money in the vault
If I don’t pay Social Security
Remember that you should not blame me

Just blame the Bush Administration
And the Republicans
Yes, blame the Bush Administration
Not my socialist plans
Though it really is my own profligacy
That has emptied out the Treasury
I blame the Bush Administration
For my failures

(Was it my green jobs scam?)
No, the Bush Administration
(My Libyan adventure?)
No, the Bush Administration
(War in Afghanistan?)
Yes, the Bush Administration
(Not my failures)

(Was it the Stimulus?)
No, the Bush Administration
(My healthcare measures?)

(Fade out)

No, the Bush Administration
(Renewing old tax cuts?)
Yeah, the Bush Administration
(Not my failures)
No, the Bush Administration
Not my failures…