Monday, January 17, 2011

Battle Hymn of the Republican: Odes to Sarah Palin

Nothing says "impending primary season" like a good campaign tribute song. In 2008, Obama Girl shared her breathy pledge of allegiance to Barack on YouTube, while an unlikely trio of middle-aged women informed America that it was "raining McCain."

This year, there's only one potential Republican primary candidate who is already inspiring dozens of ditties...Sarah Palin. This song, set to the tune of the American classic "Battle Hymn of the Republic," was uploaded in October but is only now finding its footing on the interwebs - it has close to 50,000 views and this count is rising. Potentially troubling, however, is the fact that the video has 1,722 "dislikes" and only 226 "likes":

But wait! A quick search yielded quite a few more Sarah songs, like this one, posted just six days ago, and whose description reads "Written for Governor Sarah Palin's 2008 vice-presidential campaign, the words I wrote to "All American Woman" are as true and meaningful today as they were then. She still represents the freedom loving and conscience guided Americans who are quite concerned with the direction this country is headed; which is to put it bluntly - down the tubes! Understandably, she is despised by extreme leftists and not without good reason, for Sarah Palin exposes them for what they are - people who hate America. Rich and remastered the vocals and rhythm tracks to kick it up a notch!"

This video from Zachary Stockdale is perhaps the most "professional" of the lot but also reeks of a possible parody:

Seen any other tribute songs we should know about? Perhaps a Romney rap or a Thune tune? Let us know in the comments.


nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney said...

Where is the Sarah Palin Israel-first lapel pin?

Anonymous said...

Dear youtube,
stop adding new pointless features to the site and "fixing what ain't broken". You are ruining everything and now, the user-friendly youtube I used to love a few years ago is dead. It has since become a corporation-friendly youtube. Please, listen to the feedback from your users in the sugestions and feedback forum.

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