You might call Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul and Mary, an entertainer. But Mr. Yarrow is better at political discourse than the Republican Party is at entertainment.
Yarrow, and Lenny Lipton wrote â€˜Puff the Magic Dragonâ€™ a childrenâ€™s song from the â€˜60’s. Hereâ€™s an excerpt from Mr. Yarrow’s response to the unwelcome use of his lyrics-
What might have been wearily accepted as “the way it was” in the campaign, is now unacceptable. Obama is not a candidate. He is the President-Elect, and this song insults the office of the Presidency, the people who voted for him, as well as those who did not — and taking a children’s song and twisting it in such vulgar, mean-spirited way, is a slur to our entire country and our common agreement to move beyond racism.
Read it all, here. It’s worth it.