Politics `Beach Blanket Babylon’ style

Leave it to the country’s longest-running musical revue –34 years and counting — to nail the political atmosphere.

Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, always updating characters and songs to keep up with current events, has added Barack and Michelle Obama, John and Cindy McCain and Sarah Palin to its roster.

(all photos by Kevin Berne)

Senator Barack Obama, joined by his fist-bumping wife Michelle Obama, enters singing new lyrics to the 1950’s tune “Rock Around the Clock.”

“One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock Barack,
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock Barack

Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock Barack

It’s Barack around the clock tonight

Got the facts
It’s plain to see
Joe Biden’s the Vice President for me
We want change

He’s not messin’ around

President Obama

We like that sound

It’s Barack, Barack around the clock tonight!

Then. . .Senator John McCain, joined by his Vice President nominee Sarah Palin, strike back singing new lyrics to the 1950’s song “Johnny B. Goode.”

“I come from Arizona
Got the energy
I got a Barbie doll wife
Rich as can be
They say I’m too old
So to shake up the scene
I picked a woman vice president
A real beauty queen.

I am the Alaskan governor
But now things are wild
A mother of five children
And one who’s with child
Okay, I won a pageant
But this chick ain’t dumb
I’m full of sass
I’ll kick your ass
And might use my gun

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