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Our Lieutenant Governor Picks A Funny Tune

"Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon welcomes The Onion to its new home in Chicago with a song about Illinois corruption at a Better Government Association Young Professionals Board fundraiser at Paris Club (July 31, 2012)."


Lyrics via Rich Miller's Capital Fax:

We've had our share of governors who
Took some money from me and from you
They thought they were the smartest guys in town
They just could not hold in
Something f-in golden
Thanks to tapes we know exactly how
They're in the jailhouse now
They're in the jailhouse now
They had trials once or twice, and Colorado must be nice
They're in the jailhouse now

Yodel . . .

We have a place named Dixon
Sure could use some fixin'
The city clerk there may have robbed the town
She has found her way
To have that city pay
To race her horses for a Triple Crown
She's in the courthouse now
She's in the courthouse now
She's gambled once or twice, with public funds and loaded dice
She's in the courthouse now

Yodel . . .

I see our state a different way
Work with my friends at the BGA
Think of better laws and write them down
The vote might be a squeaker
Did someone call the Speaker?
I've heard he's the sweetest guy around
We're in the statehouse now
We're in the statehouse now
We'll try it once or twice, some real disclosure would be nice
We're in the statehouse now


Comments welcome.


Posted on August 2, 2012

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