Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie, Took My Donor to the Levee

Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie

Took My Donor to the Levee, but the Levee was Dry

Them Good Ol Boys of WellPointe were drinkin’  whiskey and rye

Singing “this’ll be the day that they die

This’ll be the day that they die !”

Did you write the book of gov

And do you have faith in God above

If the Gruber tells you so

Do you believe in Rock n Roll

Can an excise tax save your mortal soul

Can you teach Max Baucus how to dance, real slow ?

Well, I know that you’re in cahoots with him

’cause we saw you dancing in the Finance Cominn

You both kicked off your shoes

Man, we hate those Anthem Blue Cross Blues

There was a lonely teenage sickly buck

with a pink Korman ribbon but no pickup truck

With no insurance she ran out of luck

The day, the patient died

I started singing

Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie

Drove my donation to the levee

But the legislation was dry

Them Bad Ol Dems were drinkin’ whiskey and rye

And singin,’ “this be the day that it dies

this will be the day that it dies”

Now for 10 years, WE’VE BEEN ON OUR OWN

And profits grow green on a rolling bone

But that’s not how it used to be

When the Candidate sang for the king and queen

In a coat he borrowed from Howard Dean

and in a voice, that came from you and me

Oh, and while the WellPointe CEO was lookin’ down

The Cigna stole his thorny crown

The courtroom was adjourned

No verdict was returned

And while Obama read Sunstein’s book

The Gang of 4 practiced in throwing hooks

And we sang dirges in the dark

The day, the health reform died.

And we were singing

(those of us still alive)

Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie

Drove my donor to the levee but the water’s too high

Them Bad Ol Dems were making bills for nigh

And singing “This will be the day that it dies

This’ll be the day that it dies”

Helter skelter winter in a summer swelter

The birds & fish flew away without ESA shelter

Eight miles high, and falling fast

The rain fell mercury tainted on the grass

The Feinstein tried for a forward pass

With the Pombo on the sidelines about to cast

Now the half time air was sweet perfume

while Billy Tauzin played a marching tune

We all got up to dance

Oh, but we never got the chance

’cause the Insurance execs tried to take the field

The lobbyists refused to yield


The day, the music died

We started singing

Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie

Drove Our Constitution to the Levee

But the Levee was Dry

The Supreme Court Boys were drinking Money and Lies

And singin’ “this will be the day that they die

this will be the day that they die.”

Oh, and there we were all in one place

NASA’s been outsourced, no more lost in space

with no time left to start again

So come on, Evan, make yourself nimble, make yourself quick

Call those industry donors, light your candlestick

‘Cause your Senate Seat’s the Devil’s only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage

My hands were clenched in fists of sage

No Creator born of ocean’s shell

Could break that spirit’s spell

As the smoke wafted high into the night

To light cleansing smoke in a clear blue site

I saw Satan frown in stymied might

The day the Donations Died

We are singing

Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie

Drove my warrior to the levee

And the levees were high

The good old boys are running faster and high

Singin’  this will be the day that I ride

This will be the day that We Ride

I met a girl who sang the blues

And I asked her for some Happy News

She said Evan Bayh quit and turned away

I went down to the sacred bores

Where I’d heard like music years before

But the lobbyists cried the music wouldn’t play

And in the streets, the children screamed

The lovers cried, the poets dreamed

Not a word by Wellpointe spoken

The Insurance Industry might be broken

And the 3 Senators that we admire the most

(and it’s not Collins, Holy Joe, and Olympia- they’re toast)

They caught the last train for the coast

The day, that Bayh went bye

And we are singing

Bye, Bayh, Missed American Pie

Drove our hopes to the levees and heaved a big sigh

Those lobbyist boys, are feeding ’em whiskey and rye

Singing “this will be the day WellPointe dies

This could be the day WellPointe dies.”


So why did he quit so suddenly? His official statement says he’s frustrated with the Senate because there is “too much partisanship and not enough progress – too much narrow ideology and not enough practical problem-solving……

that’s pretty much Marc Ambinder’s take: “He wanted to be POTUS and came to hate the Senate and liberal activists. He wanted no mas.”



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  1. …. he probably has another job lined up already to compliment his wife’s Susan’s.

    Hey Indiana, why don’t you try coming into the 21st century and quit sending these idjiots to the Senate ?   And don’t replace him with an effing Teabagger.

    • Xanthe on February 15, 2010 at 20:02

    meaning why don’t these people shut up and embrace conservatism – and tax cuts.

  2. or perhaps the CFR/War Establishment.

    Bayh was essentially Joe Lieberman (a traitor), just without the annoying whine to his voice. But every chance that he had, he would always try and push the narrative and the policies towards the Neocon-right, and advance with the GOP-framing.

    It will be great to see him finally go, and he won’t ever be missed.

    The sad thing is, that Barack Obama prefered Bayh as a top-contender for his own VP choice. It came down to three people: Hillary, Biden, and Bayh (and 0 progressives).

    What was always weird is that, as a lapdog to the feet of power, while Bayh happily carried water and the talking-points for the status-quo/establishment, he had absolutely no legislative acheivements whatsoever in his long, uneventful, undistinguished, wasteland of a career. Yet the U.S News Media always actively promoted him as a “strong V.P. choice” (-?-) in every goddamn Election cycle. His name “came up” when Dukakis ran, when Clinton ran, Gore, Kerry, and Obama each time.  Nobody ever selected him (although Gore made just as horrible a choice).

    Time to field a progressive Democrat for the U.S. Senate. Even though Indiana is a “Red state”, people always vote for the most “convincing” guy (which is why Democrats lose so many races). A strong candidate with an inspiring message, who doesn’t back down, can win anywhere.

  3. When the Candidate sang for the king and queen

    In a coat he borrowed from Howard Dean

    and in a voice, that came from you and me

  4. his reward from those multinationals he protected with his obstructionism.  

    He can use the rest of the time to add to his resume and test the waters on K Street.

  5. Oh I just can’t wait to see who’s quitting the country club next. I guess it can be a hassle renewing your dues, making public appearances and keeping your friends happy.

    Why can’t people stop making demands on these guys, especially after all the trouble they went to winning their elctions.  

    • pfiore8 on February 16, 2010 at 21:01

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