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Editorial Commentary: 'A Kansan In Brownbackistan'

Beth Golay


A Kansan In Brownbackistan

To the tune of Okie from Muskogee: 

(Or view the video of Richard's performance below.)


We don’t like schoolin’ here in Kansas

Education’s something we abhor

Instead we give our money to the rich folks

And then we cut our services to the poor

We don’t need good highways here in Kansas

The wealthy, they’ve got jets to fly around

Who cares if our bridges rot and crumble

And make a few school buses tumble down


I’m proud to be a Kansan in Brownbackistan

Place where governors never take the blame

Blame the judges, the President, blame pianos

While Brownbackistan’s economy’s in flames


Let’s all bash the teachers and their pensions

Make smart folks move away and say goodbye

Let’s drive everyone else to hitting the bottle

Then raise the liquor taxes all sky high

Richard Crowson is not only a editorial commentator for KMUW. He's also a cartoonist, an artist and a banjo player.