You know what comes to my mind when I think of Elizabeth Warren, the left’s favorite to be the first director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? Rap music. And Sergio Leone-esque spaghetti westerns.
So you can imagine my joy when I stumbled upon this video, from the consumer protection group Main Street Brigade, which is a strong supporter of Warren and Obama’s financial reform efforts. “Got a New Sheriff” combines rapping, auto-tuned lyrics, and Ennio Morricone-inspired whistling, resulting in something that’s … er … unique, to say the least. Unless I’m sorely mistaken, this is the first rap song ever made backing the appointment of a federal official. (Although Don Rumsfeld’s press conferences-slash-poems were set to music back in 2004.)
Still no word from the White House on whether the controversial Warren will get the nod to head the agency that is largely her brainchild. The WaPo last week had a profile on her that’s got some good background, but kind of gives short shrift to the debate over her qualifications.
H/t: Salon’s How the World Works