Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

September 20, 2003

by J

Who Will Survive?

What a hoot! Howard Dean will be at the Avalon in New York City tonight and opening for him will be Al Franken, Gloria Gaynor, Janeane Garofalo, Whoopi Goldberg, and Phoebe Snow. Someone over at Blog For America came up with an amusing rewrite of "I Will Survive."
At first we were afraid -- we were petrified!
Kept thinking how we couldn't live without you by our side.
But then we spent those sleepless nights, seeing how you did us wrong,
And we grew strong.
'Cuz we know how to take you on!

Hear that bat crack! We're gaining pace!
We're gonna win, that's why we're here: to wipe that smirk right off your face!
Just listen to Dean talk,
Hear the words that set us free:
The power's not with him, it's in the hands of you and me!

And so we go,
From door to door,
We can't be stopped now,
We won't be silenced anymore!
Pity the ones who try to hit us with their lies,
We will not stumble,
We will not lay down and die!

Don't even try!
We will survive!
We're the strength this country's made of,
We're the force that makes it thrive!
Democracy's the gift we give,
Democracy's the life we live,
We will survive!
We will survive!
Hey, hey!
On top of everything else, this continues to be a very fun campaign to be a part of.
Posted by J at September 20, 2003 03:54 PM

Did Gloria Gaynor actually sing this version at the Avalon?

Posted by: Laura in DC at October 12, 2003 01:43 AM

Laura -- don't know, wasn't there. Although I didn't hear anything suggesting that she did, so probably not.

Posted by: J at October 13, 2003 06:21 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
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Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Clinton Wars
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Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

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