Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mr. Peabody's Coal Train Hauling Away George Allen

George Allen: Coal guy
The Washington Post tells us today that George Allen, who's running to re-gain his old Senate seat, has been purchased pretty much outright by Big Energy, specifically companies like Peabody. You'll remember Peabody Coal from this wonderful lyric:

"And daddy won't you take me down to Muhlenberg County
"Down by the Green River where Paradise lay.
"I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in askin'
"Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away."

--From "Paradise" by John Prine

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