Mark Begich Wins the Parody Game

Posted April 23, 2014 at 2:49pm

Conservative activists have composed a spiteful ditty imploring Alaskan voters to give freshman Sen. Mark Begich the heave-ho this fall.  

The combative tune denounces the Democratic lawmaker, who is up for reelection in November, for lending his support to the  Affordable Care Act and presumably not fighting hard enough to get the Keystone XL pipeline up and running. “He needs to pack his bags and move to 9-0-2-1-0,” the song suggests.  

As for as parodies go, the song is just OK. (Not sure even Weird Al could’ve spun gold out of the dour source material.)  

Begich, meanwhile, seems to have no problem lampooning the political scandals (real and imagined) that have helped grind the federal government to a halt:  

Another small victory for free will, indeed.