Favorite line: Newman refers to Clarence Thomas as the used-to-be-a-brother, and then says, "well, Pluto used to be a planet, too."
via Daring Fireball, who writes,
Randy Newman’s keynote-capping scathing anti-Bush administration song was quite a thing. I loved it, and it seemed like everyone around me in the press section was enjoying it thoroughly. But, quite obviously, for humorless Bush supporters, it must have been infuriating. The song is chock full of “I can’t believe he just said that” lines.
It’s certainly hard to imagine any other major corporation in the U.S. that would invite Randy Newman on stage to perform a song like that. ★