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Senator Orrin Hatch Salutes Ted Kennedy in Song

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Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch did not let the fact that the last video on his YouTube channel was “Perils Of Government-Run Health Care” deter him from recording a hastily written homage to his good friend Ted Kennedy. Let’s just do this verbatim, shall we?

    Through the darkness
    We can find a pathway
    That will take us half way
    To the stars.

    Through the rain and fog
    We can find a clear day
    Shoo the shadows and doubts away
    And touch the legacy that is ours.

    Yours and mine
    And our children’s
    For all time.

    Just honor him
    HONOR HIM
    And every fear
    Will be a thing of the past.

    America, AMERICA
    We’re headed home
    We’re headed home
    At last.

    [SOULFUL GUITAR SOLO]

    Just honor him
    HONOR HIM
    And on the reefs of despair
    We shall not crash.

    America
    America
    We’re sailing home
    Sailing home
    America
    AMERICA
    We’re headed home
    Headed home
    At last.

Hatch is actually a veteran at this sort of thing–Wikipedia touts the $65,000 Hatch has earned over the course of his career as a songwriter, and some might remember “Heal Our Land,” the grating anthem that accompanied the teeth-gnasing spectacle of George W. Bush’s second inauguration. Hatch also the one who broke the drug-smuggling rap producer Dallas Austin from Dubai prison, citing “good relations with the ambassador and other good people in Dubai” as his means of leverage. And thus Austin, too, was saved from the reefs of despair, and the rain and fog.