Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week’s animation, Key Senate Republican Jon Kyl is upping the ante in his game against Obama: he’s determined to stop START, even after Republican bigwigs like Henry Kissinger and George Schultz came out in support of ratifying the nuclear missile agreement with Russia. Wiley Kyl smells victory in his gamble to put a Republican in the White House in 2012; after all, a little nuclear terrorism is a small price to pay. And since you ask: Yes, Saunders does all her own awesome songs and cartoon voiceovers.—The Editors
Here are the lyrics, written and performed by Zina:
Kyl’s feeling lucky, got the world on a string
He’s in a gambling mood and he’s betting everything
It’s a scary game but one he’s glad to play
He’ll show them what he’s made of and what he’s set to pay.
Missiles and treaties don’t mean a thing to him
Who cares about a war when there’s a race to win
Who cares if it’s disaster, who cares if it’s the end
He’s gonna get Obama out, replace him a friend
Watch him as he gambles, spin the wheel and see
He’s betting with the world on taking back DC.
He thinks it might be useful if we should go to war
It would fire up his voters and even up the score.