DANCIN' IN THE WALL STREETS  10:38 am August 20, 2010

Elizabeth Warren Rap Puts The Cool Back In ‘Regulating Consumer Financial Services’

by Riley Waggaman

What do you have to do these days to become the director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection? The precedent set by Keyboard Cat and Mike Gravel is quite clear: You need to make a musical YouTube video, something the kids can “grind to.” But Elizabeth Warren doesn’t have time for such trifles, and that is why “The Main Street Brigade” — a pro-Warren death squad — made a sick YouTube beat in her honor. “Got A New Sheriff” is the new #1 best song for getting your dry-hump on. The sounds are so smooth, it’s as if Elizabeth Warren is delicately tickling the inside of your ear, with her tongue, in the most sexual way possible. Yes. [Yeas & Nays/YouTube]

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Escape Goat Nation August 20, 2010 at 10:46 am

I have to admit I have a bit of a crush on Elizabeth Warren.

weejee August 20, 2010 at 10:46 am

Intern Riley, who know you were from Muskogee? This made my best morning cup of joe in a while.

a_lion August 20, 2010 at 10:52 am

Oh gosh, miniature horse. I guess I’ll have to support her!

just pixels August 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

I lasted 12 seconds. I’ll bet that’s the world record.

Noodle Salad August 20, 2010 at 10:55 am

In today’s day and age, with the interwebz and all, you gotta represent autotune better than this. Although the glowing golden cowboy boots kind of make up for it.

chaste everywhere August 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

If Ennio Morricone weren’t still alive he’d be spinning in his proverbial–oh, you know. But I like imagining the IMPEACH ELIZABETH WARREN billboards.

ttommyunger August 20, 2010 at 11:01 am

My usual snarkiness aside, we need Elizabeth Warren in a high position of responsibility in our Government. Also, FDIC Head Sheila Bair is TOP DRAWER material; smart, gutsy and honest. Frankly, I would vote for both of them today for Pres/VP and it wouldn’t matter to me which was the top of the ticket.

Lascauxcaveman August 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

Among all the western-themed rap/rock videos promoting an individual for Director of Consumer Financial Services, that’s probably one of the best.

SayItWithWookies August 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Jon Stewart, you’ve been out-geeked by three rapping black cowboys with a Shetland pony. No wonder I stopped dropping acid — it’s not necessary.

Allyson August 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Kool Moe Dee’s “Wild Wild West” meets Public Enemy’s “By the Time I get to Arizona.”
Seriously, if this does not convince Obama to stand up against Summers and Geithner and appoint Warren, I weep for our economic future.

MysteriousHoatzin August 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm


I love Elizabeth Warren as much as the next liberal wonk, but I don’t know how I feel about this kind of popular (as in, of the people, populist?) excitement over a bureaucrat/law professor.

On one hand, it is nice to see people know who she is and want her in a position where she can do some good. On the other, it is sad to see regular people aiming for such modest goals. Think of the Overton window, people! We need songs about revolution and heads rolling on Wall Street, not this namby pamby put-person-A-in-department-B bullshit.

bago August 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm


problemwithcaring August 20, 2010 at 1:03 pm

[re=642669]MysteriousHoatzin[/re]: My first thoughts: Are these some regular people with a deep-seated passion about policy implementation or is this some wonky-ass policy analysts’ idea of what regular people would like? Either way, no “Double Rainbow.”

populucious August 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

This kinda brought tears to my eyes.

MysteriousHoatzin August 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm

[re=642707]problemwithcaring[/re]: Ok, or that. However, I would imagine anyone thinking about this sort of astroturfing/viral marketing would prolly hire a better marketing agency.

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