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March 6, 2010

Mister Old and Careless Guy

I am not a fan of David Gregory on Meet the Press. I’ve watched, and I find that he seems more concerned with getting his list of questions in than he is with refuting the lies his guests tell. And the entire show’s format is part of the problem. The guests know they’re only going to be on for a limited amount of time, and if they stall long enough, or simply refuse to address the question being asked, the host will move on to another subject. And when the Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress and the White House, there were always more Republicans on the show than Democrats. Now that Democrats control both Houses of Congress and the White House, there are still more Republican guests than Democratic ones. Why? And who the hell cares what John McCain thinks about anything? He lost, Mr. Gregory. The country rejected his ideas. We don’t need to hear what he thinks because, well, for one thing, he can’t make up his mind what that is, and for another thing, he lost!. In fact, throughout the past year, you’ve let one Republican lie go by after another on the health care debate. I think you’re getting old and careless on the job, Mr. Gregory. And maybe the show has outlived its usefulness as a means of informing the public about the facts. And here’s America to help me say it another way.

Mister Old and Careless Guy
Original words and music “Sister Golden Hair” by Gerry Beckley 1975
Additional lyrics by Wayne A. Schneider 2010

Well I tried to watch it Sunday
But I got so damned distressed
That I told myself that one day
They should cancel “Meet the Press”

He ain’t steady and he falters,
And I do believe there’s times
When the topic sure can’t
Be upon his mind

Well I got this thing about you
Mister Old and Careless Guy
And I sure can live without you
Can you be gone from my eyes?

You’ve been one poor correspondent
You’ve left too few lies decried
Do we really need
To hear the other side?

Will they keep you in the middle?
Will they keep you on the air?
Will they push you just a little,
Just enough to show you care?

Well I tried to shake it
I don’t mind saying
I just can’t take it

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2 Comments

  1. Awesome!

    Damn I hate that stupid Mrs Rove guy.

    Comment by Zooey — March 6, 2010 @ 8:13 PM

  2. Hardly appropriate. You made the stayus quo folks look like the idiots they are.

    Comment by hoodathunk — March 6, 2010 @ 8:15 PM


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