Improvisation on improvisation in desperation

After a few months of amazed bewilderment, I have finally worked out how to represent the way the recent Republican Vice-Presidential nominee’s thought processes and verbiage generation function. Think of a car at speed trying to negotiate a twisting track covered with thick ice. That’s it.

This was brought home to me by the following video which features a piano accompaniment which hangs onto the tail of her slithering progress as she explains (perhaps there is need here for a word which is the
opposite of explains: – “implains” perhaps or “expalins”) the pros and cons and perhapses and whoopihooes of the bail-out of the financial industry. You can hear clearly illustrated the wheel-slipping, tyre-skidding and tail-spinning going on.

The accompaniment is performed and I suppose devised by the very talented pianist Henry Hey. I have appended a transcript of the lyrics so that you can sing along.


Intro (Couric)

…allow them to spend more and put more into the economy instead of helping these

big financial institutions that played a,

a role in creating this mess.


That’s why I say I, like

every American I’m speaking with, were ill

about this position that we have been

put in where it is the tax-payers looking to bail out.


what the bail-out does is

help those

who are concerned about the health-care reform that is needed

to help shore up our economy…um…

helping the

it’s got to be all about job creation too, shoring up our economy and

putting it back on the right track

so health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to

accompany tax reductions and tax relief

for Americans.
And trade –

we’ve got to see trade as opportunity and not as
a, a competitive, um, scary thing,
but one in five jobs being created in the trade sector today,

we’ve got to look at that as more opportunity.

All those things under the umbrella of

job creation –

this bail-out is a part of


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