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Sat Jul 26, 2014, 07:11 PM

Tan-in-a-Can Man uses Billy Joel puns to attack, ack, ack, ack, ack, ack Obama's jobs plan

John Boehner Uses Billy Joel Puns to Blast Obama's Jobs Plan
House speaker salutes Gershwin Prize winner by weaving song titles into an attack

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-boehner-uses-billy-joel-puns-to-blast-obamas-jobs-plan-20140726



By Miriam Coleman
July 26, 2014 5:09 PM ET

After the news came out earlier this week that Billy Joel will receive the Library of Congress' Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, John Boehner celebrated the Piano Man in his own fashion. The House Speaker's office closed out the week with a press release regarding the nation's jobs situation wrought entirely of puns on Joel's song titles.

Headed "14 of Our Recent Greatest Hits on Jobs," the bullet-pointed list includes groaners like "No, 'We Didnít Start the Fire' of uncertainty that has small businesses in Southwest Ohio and nationwide struggling under ObamaCare," and "Yet the president just has to be a 'Big Shot,' bragging about his policies when Americans are having a tough time."

Some of the hits even manage to fit multiple track titles into a single point, as in: "On top of all this, the presidentís 'Shameless' push for 'economic patriotism' would just make things worse, with even more jobs 'Movin' Out' of the country." And "So 'Say Goodbye to Hollywood,' Mr. President, and work with us to help grow the middle class and expand opportunity for everyone, from the 'Piano Man' to the 'Uptown Girl.'"

It seems unlikely that Billy Joel would sign off on the message behind the press release, however. Although he has largely tried to keep his politics to himself, Joel joined Bruce Springsteen in 2008 to play a campaign benefit for Obama in New York.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 07:28 PM

1. And John Boehner is loooooosing his m-i-i-i-i-ind!

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Response to Initech (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 08:04 PM

2. Guess he cannot handle Pressure.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 08:12 PM

3. Captain Jack will get Boehner high tonight...

...and take him to his special island....

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Sat Jul 26, 2014, 08:29 PM

4. Everything is funny to a drunk republican.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Sat Jul 26, 2014, 08:58 PM

5. Where's your plan Boehner?

Oh yeah, I forgot, you don't have one.

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