Monday, August 07, 2006

The Alaska Campaign Follies: A Show Not to be Missed.

Murkowski's new campaign song

Of course, I missed the first Murkowski campaign song that Flic posted, but Jesus, Joseph and Mary! The new one incorporates the briefly funny, but now tired phrase, "get er done" TWICE - which, thanks to its frequency of use, I am now beginning to hate as much as I did that phrase from that Carrey movie,"Mask." Anyone remember the summer that, at any party, there was always some drunk guy shouting, "Somebody stop me!" much to his own amusement and that of his friends?

I know Andy Halcro does, because he was actually using it in one of his bewildering early campaign ads. Didn't anyone else see his "Somebody stop me!" ads??

Murkowski's new song is actually set to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies*:

Come and listen to the facts of the Port Authority Plan
The chance it's gonna work is like an igloo in Iran
People like the mayors who are digging in their heels
They haven't got a buyer, so they haven't got a deal
Well the next thing you know, it's Johnny on the spot
He wants to start all over but it's time we haven't got
There's lots of gas around the globe, we shouldn't cut and run
Like Larry says, the Cable Guy, it's time to get er' done
The Alaska Gas Line that is...
Come on Alaska, let's not blow this one
So now it's time to bicker over Sarah Palin's plan
It's time to build the gas line and Murkowski is our man
The really closest plan of Frank's is the better one by far
My grandkids shouldn't buy their gas from fields in Qatar**
C'mon Alaska, let's get er' done!

There may be errors in the transcription, but I couldn't bear to listen to it one more time.

Photo: Internet Movie Database,

*As a person of genuine hillbilly extraction, that television (or should I say tee-vee) show always offended me.
From Encarta online: "Oil and natural gas are Qatar’s only significant natural resources. The country has 15.2 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and even larger reserves—25.8 trillion cubic meters (910.5 trillion cu ft)—of natural gas. These gas reserves, representing about 15 percent of the world’s total, are larger than those of any country except Russia and Iran. Most of the gas reserves are contained in the vast North Field, the largest gas field in the world. In contrast to most other gas fields in the gulf area, the North Field contains no oil, only gas. Therefore, gas production is not tied to oil production, which is advantageous because world demand for each rises and falls separately."


Deirdre Helfferich said...

Unbelievable. They've done it AGAIN! Self-satire to the nth degree...

"My grandkids shouldn't buy their gas from fields in Qatar" Nope, won't be any gas by that time. Or infrastructure, after all the resource wars. Renewable energy only, or else many of our grandkids will be drowned or living on the highlands.

FlictheBic said...

OH migawd - no wonder Dittman quit. Sure, how diplomatic to say it was becoz the Murk was "frugal" - and not spending enough in campagin funds, when really its clear he wanted to say "out to fucking lunch" - whatever it is they are smking in the campaign war room of the Murk Monster, I want some!

Deirdre Helfferich said...

Murk Monster
Murky Frank
Frank the Bank
Charismatic Frank
Mr. Personality
Rank Frank

What other charming monikers hath our esteemed Guv'nor? How about Flyin' Frank Murkowski?