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2008-09-16
Robert Lund and Spaff.com Sarah Palin vs. The Flobots 
In the fall of 2008, when this song was released on the FuMP, Sarah Palin (John McCain's hail-Mary-pass-in-a-parka) was this close to being elected Vice President of the United States of America. Which, as many commentators pointed out, would put her a heartbeat away from the presidency.

This song, a parody of "Handlebars," Flobots' brilliant summer '08 hit, is our tribute to that breathtaking woman and that even-more-breathtaking scenario.

Guest vocalist Mercy Malick embodies Sarah Palin not just in this song, but also in a series of "Bibleside Chats" available on her YouTube channel. [She takes off her shirt in one of them. Just sayin'.]

Dr. Demento named the parody one of his top five songs of October, 2008, and it won the Sarah Palin Songwriting Contest sponsored by the East Bay Express [thanks in no small part to a video created by YouTuber wabr6].

Refudiate that.

M. Spaff Sumsion: Concept and lyrics
Mercy Malick: Lead and backing vocals
Bob Emmet: Recruiting and recording of Ms. Malick
Robert Lund: All instruments, backing vocals, mixing and production

This song is now available on the following CDs:
   
Comments:
2008-09-16 EctoMstr
that was good. still trying to write my WoW parody to this song.
2008-09-16 Balder
Slightly more chilling than the original. O_o Frickin brilliant, though.
2008-09-16 Hurricane
Definitely Demented, Definitely Awesome ^_^
2008-09-16 MarlinsGirl
Awesome song guys.
2008-09-16 oddaustin
The instumentation sounds exactly like the original! I've been describing to my friends how I was thinking Handlebars was one of the best songs of the year, so it is awesome to hear a parody of it, great work guys.
2008-09-16 JakeWaters
Everyone involved with this song did an exceptional job. Loved it!
2008-09-16 dino-mike
Holy CRAP!!! I was JUST listening to the Flobots before I checked The FuMP!!! This is a GREAT parody!!!
2008-09-16 wildcard9
Great parody!!
2008-09-16 djseamus
"You betcha can"! Yeah! of course. Spaff, rob, Bob and Mercy
2008-09-16 djseamus
Here's a conclusion to that previous comment, my lap-top keyboard was copping out on me: You guys did a great job on this song and I agree with Balder, it is slightly more creepy then "Handlebars". Looks like halloween has come early and it's in the form of the Republican Vice-Presidential (maybe soon to be come just plain old Presidential...shudder, shudder) nominee.
2008-09-17 squirreludecker
Sarah Palin for President! woohoo! hah. i love this song. and it spells out clearly what we must do. hah. (Proudly Not Voting in 2008)
2008-09-17 djseamus
I'd feel a bit better playing this on my show then I would with Goodie's "Nailin Sarah Palin". Great lyrics, Spaff. If songs were measured in acreage your popularity would probably succeed the total area of Alaska (And We're talkin' area here, not population). Two sea lions up!
2008-09-17 ProjectSisyphus
Mercy and I had a blast working on this! Spaff the Deadline Poet somehow wrote this in 48 hours (amazing what you can do with coffee, Mars bars, No-Doz, Ritalin and meth). Mercy sent me a link to her parody Sarah Palin video earlier that week and I knew we had found the Voice of our new media darling. It's like I always say: you can put lipstick on a pig, and hey that might be pretty cool.
2008-09-19 Balder
One minor point of fact. Sarah Palin was not named "Miss Wasilla 1984." It was the Wasilla Public Library who named her "Miss 1984."
2008-09-20 gpherder
Now how about a song about Obama's equal lack of experience?
2008-09-20 Balder
gpherder: Obama had more experience than Palin when he was a newly-fertilized zygote. http://morequalifiedthansarahpalin.appjet.net/
2008-09-21 Nateboi
Trying to claim Obama has an equal lack of experience as Palin may be the most laughably stupid thing I've heard today. Obama was actually a member of the senete, and spent ten years as a constitutional lawyer before that. Palin was mayor of a city of 9000 (which, by the way, she managed to take a surplus of money and turn it into 24 million dollars of *debt*), and then governer of a state that had no income tax and was able to *pay* people to be citizens (which, by the way, she *also* managed to run into debt). GPherder, this isn't really the place to talk too much in the way of politics, but you want actual information? Listen to Rantin' and Ravin' on DementiaRadio.org and I'll make sure you get some.
2008-11-01 Spaff.com
Belated thanks for all of your comments! I suck at responding, but that doesn't mean I don't love each and every one of you.

Balder: That "Miss 1984" thing is awesome. Wish I had thought of it and worked it in.

Bob Sisyphus: Lest anyone think you are serious, let me just state for the record that I do NOT partake of all of those substances. Mars bars are too hard to come by.

2011-01-05 AiYume
I can't believe I didn't comment on this song earlier, but I'm *still* playing this one for friends, and it's still just as chilling to think about.
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