Purple Toupee

I’m no longer convinced that John McCain should make a one term pledge. After all, as commenters to the previous post argued there are other ways to make TMBG relevant to the McCain campaign. Consider, for example, “Purple Toupee” which I think he should use as a theme song.

First, McCain’s desire to see heightened China-Taiwan tensions in order to prompt a new Cold War and inflate his own sense of self-importance:

Chinese people were fighting in the park
We tried to help them fight, no one appreciated that
Martin X was mad when they outlawed bell bottoms
Ten years later they were sharing the same cell
I shouted out, “Free the Expo ’67”
Till they stepped on my hair, and they told me I was fat
Now I’m very big, I’m a big important man
And the only thing that’s different is underneath my hat

And more broadly, a an anachronistic authoritarian streak:

Purple toupee is here to stay after the hair has gone away
The purple brigade is marching from the grave

We’re on some kind of mission
We have an obligation
We have to wear toupees

Don’t say you weren’t warned.