In honor of the Festival of Lights and the overwhelming contributions Jewish-Americans have made to Los Angeles politics, we're re-running a little song parody we wrote about such following an article in the Jewish Journal back during 2009's LA City Elections.
People of the Ballot
(with apologies to Adam Sandler)
by Mayor Sam
Elections are the alternate to fights,
Instead of years of uprising, we have one crazy night.
So when you feel like the only one on the ballot without a Latin name,
here's a list of people who are Jewish, that jumped in to the game:
David Berger kisses the mezuzah,
So do Jack Weiss, Paul Koretz, and CD5's Adeena
Guess who eats together at our favorite deli Cantor's,
Bornstein from CD3, and Mrs Robin Ritter (Simon).
Eric Garcetti's half Jewish; Harry Potter's half too,
Put them together--what a magically handsome Jew!
You don't need confession to post on Mayor Sam's blog
Cause you can atone your sins with Noel Weiss and Zuma Dogg--both Jewish!
Put on your yarmulke, and have some Manischewitz,
Cause you can vote for the former WeHo Mayor Mr. Paul Koretz.
Nick the Greek -- not a Jew!
And guess who else...the Valley's Wendy Greuel (but her husband is)
We got Ron Galperin and his opponent Robert Schwartz,
Gary Shlossberg's also Jewish--and on the right course!
Some people think that Dennis Zine is,
Well, he's not, but guess who is: The Mayor of Beverly Hills-is.
So many Jews are in the gov biz--
Walter Moore isn't but I heard his consultant is!
Make your connections, its time for elections
I hope no one shady wins, in these lovely, lovely elections.
So get a new direction, and toke up with Craig Rubin,
Just make your selection,
have a happy, happy, happy, happy election.
happy election everyone!