Thursday, September 25, 2008

Here He Comes To Save The Day!

Of Mice and McCain

I was browsing the CBS News website this morning and came across an article about John McCain suspending his Presidential Campaign to rush back to Washington to help solve the current economic crisis. At the end of the article were readers' comments. One struck me as particularly funny:

Mr. trouble never hangs around,
When he hears this Mighty sound,
"Here I come to save the day! "
That means that John McCain is on the way!
Yes sir, when there is a wrong to right,
John McCain will join the fight!
On the sea or on the land,
He's got the situation well in hand!

I'm cynical enough to see the move as a political ploy (Repubs and Dems both agree that they are close to reaching an agreement without input from McCain or Obama). It's not like the entire Senate is participating; its a small bi-partisan committee that is hammering out the details. The move definitely brings to mind the image of John McCain flying into Washington, bursting through the walls of the Capitol, landing on the negotiations table arms akimbo and singing "Here I come to save the day!" in the Mighty Mouse baritone.

In closing, here are two videos. The first features the real Mighty Mouse (from 1964's Mighty Mouse Playhouse). The second is the late Andy Kaufman giving us his take on MM from an episode of Saturday Night Live.

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