Here's the Squirrel Nut Zippers performing "Put A Lid On It" from 1996.
A reconstituted version of the band was involved in the 2006 senate campaign for Ned Lamont, who defeated Joe Lieberman in the primary before losing to him in the general election when Joe ran as an independent and got tons of Republican support. They recorded a customized version of the song, sung by Rikki Lee Jones, which was an instant classic among us political aficionados:
This was six years ago. Six fucking years ago! I can't believe it! What is it that makes time accelerate as you get older? Somebody get Stephen Hawking working on it right away.
Why did Al Gore Pick this asshole for a running mate, Bob? Was it done for him? Whatever was in his mind?
I think it was because Gore thought he was weak with the more conservative Dems, and Lieberman at the time was considered honorable. Plus, Gore made it painfully clear that he wanted to distance himself from the most popular president in decades, and this was one sure way to do it. That was the biggest mistake of his campaign. He should have BEGGED Clinton to appear with him at every single campaign event. It cost him the presidency.
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