Phil Ochs: Here’s to the State of Richard Nixon
The song inspired many subsequent rewrites, including Eddie Vedder‘s memorable Here’s to the State of George W.
I find Vedder’s song so moving now, after all that’s happened since Bush’s disastrous administration. He said it right: “When the court elected a president it was the beginning of this war.”
But when it comes to raving clowns, no president compares to our present officeholder. I wasn’t surprised to find several rewrites in honor of The Donald. I thought this one was pretty great.