Welcome to 2012 Lieutenant Governor Campaign — The Musical.
Incumbent Brad Owen has long been known for taking his band on the road to schools and other venues to promote an anti drug message.
Now Republican challenger Bill Finkbeiner has come up with his own musical number, his version of the country classic “I’ve Been Everywhere.”
Finkbeiner sings his version over a slide show with pictures of him, well, everywhere. He even manages to slip in a reference to his suggestion that the state Senate (the lieutenant governor presides) might be less partisan if the center aisle was removed and members were required to sit together, not divided by party).
“I’ve been everywhere, man
I’ve been everywhere, man
Gonna make the Senate fair, man
Remove the aisle there, man
Olympia better beware, man
’cause I’ve been everywhere.”
(I first heard the lyric as “Move the aisle there.” Finkbeiner assures that it’s “Remove” and blames his Dylan-esque singing voice for the lack of clarity.)
It ends with a link to his webpage and the plea, “Please send gas money.”