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Attorney General John Ashcroft sings (sort of)
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Attorney General John Ashcroft sings (sort of) "U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft ended a speech at a Charlotte, North Carolina seminary with a rousing rendition of a song he wrote called 'Let The Eagles Soar'' (Not safe for work unless you really want to annoy your coworkers)
posted by tippiedog (25 comments total)

 
They've been having fun with that clip on Letterman for the past couple of days -- it is a thing of beauty!
posted by spilon at 7:14 AM on February 28, 2002


His naive and idealistic patriotism fills my heart with childish joy. His infiltration of the government with a puritannical, marginalizing brand of fascism makes me want to train my body into a ruthless weapon for the coming apocalypse.

Not much to say except that I cannot wait until the Singing Senators mount a kickass reunion tour.
posted by Hildago at 7:50 AM on February 28, 2002


I went into it thinking he was going to sing acappella, but that evil canned background music was a little hard to stomach. If you can look past the obviously cheeseball lyrics and music, he actually has a decent singing voice. I wonder if he's in the White House choir?

lf this whole Attorney General thing doesn't work out for him, I bet he can get a job singing loungey-style stuff on a cruise boat somewhere.
posted by almostcool at 7:52 AM on February 28, 2002


It brought tears to my eyes.
posted by busbyism at 7:56 AM on February 28, 2002


That song is scary, because when he sings it, it sounds exactly like the theme song to Brazil.
posted by insomnyuk at 7:59 AM on February 28, 2002


As much as I hate John Asscroft and the totally jingoistic America that he wants to (re?)create, he has a decent singing voice (though his compositional skills are a bit limited, and his phrasing a little odd) and the balls to sing in public.
posted by mikojava at 8:40 AM on February 28, 2002


It brought tears to my ears.
posted by joemaller at 8:43 AM on February 28, 2002


It brought eyes to my tears.
posted by adampsyche at 8:45 AM on February 28, 2002


It brought gorge to my throat.
posted by o2b at 8:47 AM on February 28, 2002


hez trying to be a likeable cuddly, just as gore was being re created every other day during last (s?)election. I think hez makin a mistake.
posted by adnanbwp at 9:00 AM on February 28, 2002


I choked on my sandwich.
posted by a3matrix at 9:03 AM on February 28, 2002


That was my sandwich, you bastard.
posted by rodii at 9:15 AM on February 28, 2002


He's almost as good as Orrin Hatch. You can even buy his albums online!
posted by crunchland at 9:21 AM on February 28, 2002


Oh, wait. He might have just written that stuff. That may not be him singing. If it is, he's got great range.
posted by crunchland at 9:27 AM on February 28, 2002


Naive and idealistic ... annoying my coworkers ... the screeching sounds of a political figure's ill-advised entry into the world of song ... where have I heard this before?
posted by dsandl at 9:50 AM on February 28, 2002


if that orrin hatch site isn't an elaborate hoax i may well give up all hope.
posted by subpixel at 9:54 AM on February 28, 2002


No hoax, alas. Commencing give-up-hope sequence rightaboutnow.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 11:47 AM on February 28, 2002


Ashcroft Uncomfortable Discussing Lay. I love BBSpot.
posted by Nauip at 12:30 PM on February 28, 2002


I don't think you ever have to worry about a Singing Senators reunion tour, considering they consisted of three Republicans and Jim Jeffords.
posted by aaron at 12:39 PM on February 28, 2002


You think they're still peeved at Jeffords, Aaron? That's hardly the christian reaction, is it?

WWJD?
posted by crunchland at 12:56 PM on February 28, 2002


WWJD?

What would Jeffords do? Why, he'd sing!

*curtain rises as the orchestra begins to play*
posted by iceberg273 at 12:59 PM on February 28, 2002


Jeffords: "One is the loneliest number...."
posted by thewittyname at 1:37 PM on February 28, 2002


The Smoking Gun has a report on a tape of gospel songs Ashcroft released a few years back, complete with a truly horrible MP3. (It was posted here before, but I can't find the thread.)
posted by fidelity at 1:40 PM on February 28, 2002


David Letterman even played the tape of Ashcroft singing for Cher. He asked her what she thought and she just smiled and looked very uncomfortable. I think Letterman's gonna plan doing a show which is nothing but him showing that tape over and over again.

And the top ten list tonight! "Let that eagle sooooaaarrr!.."
posted by ZachsMind at 1:54 PM on February 28, 2002


WWJD?

The real question is WWJJD?
posted by jonmc at 7:08 PM on February 28, 2002


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