Grassley turns 76 today

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-New Hartford, Iowa) turns 76 today.  He is not (so far) celebrating with a text.  His Twitter account has been silent all week.

One of the Democrats who hopes to face Grassley in 2010 has decided to mark the occasion by writing new lyrics for a familiar tune.  Read candidate Bob Krause’s news release below. (Historical note: Grassley’s 2004 opponent, Art Small, sang in his own campaign ad. During a stateshouse news conference announcing his candidacy, Small also sang part of the theme song to a cartoon to underscore his underdog status.)

U. S. Senate candidate Bob Krause offers Singing Telegram to opponent on birthday

Bob Krause, Democratic Candidate for the U.S. Senate, offered his opponent, Senator Charles Grassley, this singing telegram today on the senator’s 76th birthday:
(To the tune of “Happy Birthday”)

Happy Birthday to you
we wish that you too,
would Twitter to your following,
that heath care can go through.

Instead you persist,
With opportunities missed,
and say that poor Granny
will sadly be dissed.

The problem so far
Is the fear that you are
listening to the lobbyists
instead of your heart!

When health care is done,
And the public option is won,
Then we can all Twitter,
That the country has won!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Senator Grassley,
Happy Birthday to You!

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.