Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This is the kind of thing that can make a squab come over all patriotic

If you haven't seen this video of Bruce Springsteen, 89-year-old Pete Seeger and Seeger's grandson leading hundreds of thousands of people on the National Mall in "This Land is Your Land," you really need to watch it right now. It's my favorite inaugural moment - first, because Pete Seeger is one of my personal heroes, second because I grew up singing this song at school, in church, at home and at political rallies, and third because they sing ALL the verses, and if you aren't familiar with the lyrics, let me tell you, it is one pinko commie leftist subversive song, and you know I mean that as the highest praise. Really, watch: it will make you feel all warm inside.