Well, he's still deceiving and misleading but we figure Dubya has more time to download now that he has the First Lady out there softening up the press corps for him.
What with the extra time on his hands, and with thanks to the many hundreds, I mean hundreds, of nominations received since I posted Bush's iPod, Take 2, I couldn't resist doing another installment. Here's a new round of songs for the First iPod, drawn from reader submissions. And I'd love to keep this going, so please use the new comments field below to let me know what you think the President should be listening to.
Black Sabbath's War Pigs was the top vote getter. ("Politicians hide themselves away. They only started the war. Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor, yeah.") Jaclyn Stacy in Stow, Ohio writes, " I cannot believe nobody has nominated War Pigs yet! Talk about a song being truer today than it was when it was originally released! We here in Cleveland have a local DJ that plays that song almost every day--his little barb at an Administration and a party run amok."
Others with multiple nominations:
Bright Eyes' When the President Talks to God.(Many of you said this was a must....."a great song...most blatant, unreserved criticism of the president I have heard to date. best of all it is free on iTunes." Greg Jacobs of Brookline, MA, writes, " it poses many humorous and telling questions, like 'Does God suggest an oil hike? or 'Does what god say ever change his mind?'")
Led Zeppelin's Dazed and Confused.("....how he looks," writes Daniel Price out of Hurst, TX)
Lawyers, Guns & Money by Warren Zevon.
Cocaine, by Eric Clapton
Money, by Pink Floyd("Can be dedicated to Bush's good friend Tom DeLay," suggests Reed Kurtz of Hagerstown, Indiana)
Talking Heads' Burning Down the House ("Since that is what he seems to be doing--albeit at a slower pace than a real fire," wrote Lisa Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ
Creedence Clearwater Revival's Fortunate Son (very popular)
Your Flag Decal Won't Get You into Heaven Anymore by John Prine ("We're already overtired, from your dirty little war/Now Jesus don't like killing, no matter what the reason's for/And for your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore.")
Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man), by Randy Newman("Randy Newman was talking about another Republican President who really didn't care so much about 98 percent of the country's well-being but it's just as fitting today," writes Brian Fairbanks of Brooklyn, NY.) Also, several of you nominated Newman's Big Hat, No Cattle.
Then there were these finds:
Fun Boy Three's The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum("It was written in the 80s," writes Tom Hensley of LA, CA, " as a response to the Reagan Administration and the Cold War craziness. It is VERY appropriate today, considering that Bush II tries very hard to be the Reagan Administration redux.")
Peter, Paul & Mary's Once I Built a Railroad("Seems the perfect lament for today's outsourced, laid off, downsized American workers, writes Jacquie Padfield from Brenham, TX)
Jackson Browne's Lives in the Balance
You Haven't Done Nothing by Stevie Wonder("I respectfully nominate this song...because he hasn't done nothing--except dump on the world," writes Annie Nelson of Laia, HI)
Southern Man by Neil Young
When God Comes and Gathers his Jewels by Hank Williams("In fact, anything by Hank Williams, most of his stuff is about lying, cheating, drinking, stealing and unrequited love," writes Gordon Brawn of Woodinville, WA.)
Know Your Rights by The Clash
Radio Baghdad by Patti Smith
Cakewalk to Baghdad by Country Joe MacDonald
Peace Train by Cat Stevens
The Flim Flam Man by Laura Nyro
Jesus Christ Superstar, in its entirety
The Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What you Want("Dubya wants neocon judges and ambassadors, a media that doesn't ask questions, and war without end. Maybe he needs to hear this song," writes Ronald Smith of Dunedin, Fla.)
U2's salute to WMD's I still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Billy Bragg's Accountability
Oops, I Did it Again by Britney Spears
If Only I Had a Brain, lyrics by Harold Arlen, sung by Ray Bolger in The Wizard of Oz
The Great Pretender, The Platters("He pretends he won an election; he pretends that he knows what he's talking about; he pretends that he's a man of courage and conviction, he pretends that he's a great leader; he pretends that the invasion of Iraq was justified and that things are going so well there; he pretends that we all love him. Bush is indeed the Great Pretender," writes William Wheeler of Davis, CA.)
Any chain gang song recorded by Alan Lomax, (suggested by Peter Stamler in St Louis, MO.)
The Who's Won't Get Fooled Again("Should be on every Democrat's playlist," writes Jess Henryes of Oakridge, OR)
And, finally, from Andrew Peterson in Portland, Oregon comes the kicker: "I'm just praying for the day that we can all sing that wonderful Weavers' song, So Long, It's been Good to Know You, as we boot them out of the White House."