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Just what the Pr. Geo's election needed: A funky groove

Jonathan Mummolo

dean1.jpgHis chances of besting five opponents in this year's county executive race remain to be seen, but there is one area in which Prince George's County Council Member Samuel H. Dean (D) may have just opened up a huge lead: Best original campaign theme song.

Okay, we're pretty sure he's the only candidate who actually has an original song, which made him kind of a shoe-in. Still, it's a doozy. The soaring, synth-laden, rhyme-averse groove that accompanies his campaign Web site (audio here) is essentially a stump speech set to song, promoting Dean's years of experience in county government as his main selling point.

The rest of the site drives this same point home, while cribbing a talking point from President Obama's 2008 opponents: Dean will be ready on day one; the other candidates will need "on-the-job training."

dean2.jpgSome lyrical highlights from the unattributed ditty, which we can only assume is titled, "Servant of the People":

"He stands for strength / he tells the truth / he's a servant of the people..."

"Instead of resting on his laurels / and well-deserved retirement / he chose to use the time humanely / to better serve his fellow man..."

"He has shown the he can shoulder / more responsibility / Sam Dean's the leader for the county / make him our county executive / Ooo-oo-oo-oo..."

By Jonathan Mummolo  |  June 28, 2010; 4:16 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections  
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