Friday, September 18, 2009

Layton: "Party for Sale or Rent! We'll Support any Government"

Party for sale or rent
We'll support any government
No principles, no guts, no spine
No tape recorders when we dine.
Make us an offer we can't refuse
Anything to get me in the news
You need bills approved so let's move...
Make me a deal!

--- Jack Layton, 2005

While we're posting music videos, here's one from Jack Layton that he calls "The New NDP Theme Song" from the Press Gallery Dinner in 2005.

I guess the upside is that he's been consistent since 2005 when he wrote it, admitting to one and all that the party is "for sale or rent, it's as close to power as I'll ever get".



Full lyrics. Read 'em. It's not only rare and great self-deprecating humour from a politicians (kudos for him for that)... but a blueprint for NDP action in Parliament under Harper!
Party for sale or rent
We'll support any government
No principles, no guts, no spine
No tape recorders when we dine.
Make us an offer we can't refuse
Anything to get me in the news
You need bills approved so let's move...
Make me a deal!

When just a boy my dad said "Jack,
Sell the shirt right off your momma's back
Compromise your leftwing ass
If it can make a juicy budget pass"
So Conservatives or Bloc or Grits
You all give me the screaming shits
But I'll be your crutch in the clutch...
Make me a deal!

Billions and billions and billions of dollars dumped
And all we get in the polls is a 2 point bump
Even when we doubled our popular vote
All we got was 5 more seats on our boat.
So party for sale or rent
It's as close to power as I'll ever get.
We're not proud so shout it out loud:
Make me any damn deal!


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