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Jason Linkins has an idea:

1. Take out your iPod (or Zune, I guess...really, who buys a Zune?)
2. Press shuffle songs.
3. Answer the following: a) How many songs before you come to one that would absolutely disqualify you from being President? b) What is that song?

My fourth song was the Decemberists' "When The War Came" but despite the political themes I think it's okay. Then at 18 we get Metric's "Too Little, Too Late" which is too obscure to cause a scandal, but in principle sentiments like "Meet me at the motel / Tie my right hand to the bible" aren't what middle America is looking for. Finally, at number 24 Metric comes up again and ends my political career with "I.O.U." and "Every ten year-old enemy soldier / Thinks falling bombs are shooting stars sometimes" and the rest of the Left's tired blame America first schtick.

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