I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that Meghan McCain didn't just pick this song randomly, since she usually picks songs that have something to do with what her blog posts are about. So what the hell is going on here? A) Meghan McCain completely doesn't understand sarcasm and truly believes that this song is about how the economy will just work itself out and everything will be all right. (See also: Ronald Reagan's re-appropriation of Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A.") B) Meghan McCain is using this song as a critique of people who are against the government's proposed $700 million bailout of Wall Street, which her father supports. "Uh huh, the free market is going to fix everything, ha ha," she says. "Riiiiight." C) Meghan McCain wants to overthrow the entire capitalist system!It's so obviously C. Duh! Because Meghan wants to stage a violent coup. Look at those plotting eyes! She should change her blog name to McCain Marxistette. Meghan McCain and Stereolab: What Is Going on Here? [Pitchfork] "First Debate - Part 2" [McCain Blogette] Earlier: Meghan McCain's Chronic Overshares: Savvy or Silly?
It's been noted 'round the internet that Meghan McCain the bloggette-r has good taste in music. Pitchfork has been following Meghan's musical selections on her blogette, and they discovered a curious choice for the post she wrote about her father's debate this past Friday. She chose Stereolab's "Ping Pong," a sneering song mocking the unregulated free market. Here's the chorus: "bigger slump and bigger wars and a smaller recovery/huger slump and greater wars and a shallower recovery/don't worry be happy things will get better naturally/don't worry shut up sit down go with it and be happy." So uh, why did Meghan choose this song?Pitchfork's Amy Phillips breaks it down: