Too bad vaudeville is dead because the Babalunians' parody of the Rodgers and Hammerstein song "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria," from the musical The Sound of Music, is rather good.
One stanza is very weak, however, and we would suggest the following alteration (in boldface):
When she's answering the phone,
This is maybe not the image that we need.
I'm afraid our "Yes, we can!"
Could be changed to "No, you don't!"
If the nation catches on to our real creed.
Of course, our grammatical emendations and literary suggestions are usually ignored by the Babalunians. However, we note with some satisfaction that they eventually adopt all our other suggestions. For example, George and Henry have finally stopped dumping on McCain and started dumping in earnest on Obama. It finally dawned on them that their parents escaped a Marxist dictatorship to give them a better life and that the least that they could do for them and their children is not to abet a Marxist in his rise to power in this country.