Kevin McCarthy (to the tune of Eleanor Rigby)

First of all, credit where it’s due, this wasn’t my idea. the idea comes from Orli Matlow, or @HireMeImFunny on that bird app when I saw this tweet.

I hope Ms. Matlow won’t mind, but my brain refused to rest until I’d filled in the blank.

So, here’s a rare attempt at political satire. I hope I don’t embarrass Tom Lehrer who, as I’ve mentioned, is the only mathematician I consider a role model.

In case it helps, here’s an instrumental version of the song.

And now, without further ado, but with apologies to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and perhaps anyone who might read this, here “Kevin McCarthy” to the tune of “Eleanor Rigby.”

Ah, look at all the nutty people
Ah, look at all the craven people

Kevin McCarthy counting the votes in the House where his longing had been,
Stifles a scream.

Wails at his caucus, selling the face that he sold many times before,
Who is it for?

All the crazy people, where do they all come from?
All the scheming people, where do they all belong?

“Speaker McCarthy,” mouthing the words which he knows that he never will hear,
Succumbs to fear.

Look at him pleading, selling his soul late at night when there’s nobody there,
No one to care.

All the lousy people, where do they all come from?
All the crazy people, where do they all belong?

Ah, look at all the craven people
Ah, look at all the wonky people

Kevin McCarthy failed in his quest and bereft as his world went astray,
Faded away.

Speaker Pelosi, wiping the grin from her face as she swaggers away,
She knew the way.

All the crazy people, where do they all come from?
(ah, look at all the crazy people)
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
(ah, look at all the lonely people)

Featured Image: By Martin Falbisoner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28359031

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