"People, G-O-P-eople"

Published June 25, 2004 12:54PM (EDT)

The highlight of the $5 million star-studded fundraiser for John Kerry in Los Angeles last night may have been Barbra Streisand's defeat-Bush version of her song "People."

Here are the lyrics as transcribed by the press pool reporter at the fundraiser. All together now:

I mean G-O-People
Who'd believe there's such people in the world
Bush sees a
Lotta Condoleeza
They're dividing the planet's oil
According to Richard Poil
And they're all just trainees
Of Cheney's
Now Rumsfeld
We must get rid of Rumsfeld
He's the spookiest person in the world
As for Powell
He's neither fish nor fowl
He's in the back of the room
While they're all fiddling with gloom
No one's minding the store
What's more
Let's discuss this war we're lost in
Don't ask what it's costin'
What's a trillion or two to rule the world.
The Senate
Oooo how I want the Senate
All we need is two people in the world
I see a
Antonin Scalia
How I dread every time he sits
Scared out of my Wolfowitz
Time those neocon guys
Were gone byes
??? (pool reporter's note)
While the globe is frying
And the fishes are dying in the world
And their solution
For all the pollution
Is just to bear it and grin
And practice not breathing in
But things are gonna be great
Just wait
When the White House stationary
Reads President John Kerry
We'll be the luckiest people in the world

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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