Mama Roux

We at the Café  are avidly following the Revelations of Sarah Palin (of the Palin/McCain ticket, in that order), although at times we Canuckistani east of the oil sands must shake our heads in disbelief. After all, we were something like 70% in favour of Obama a few weeks back and are surely at par with the French by now.

The latest, from our favourite AK blogger, Mudflats, continues to amaze us this Friday evening. Get out your tin-foil hat!

“The witch hunter, Pastor Muthee, was the guest pastor from Kenya that appeared at Palin’s church, The Wasilla Assembly of God, and ‘prayed over’ Sarah to help her become governor.

Muthee began his life in ministry in Africa by hunting down a local woman named Mama Jane after proclaiming her a witch.

Her alleged involvement in fortune-telling and the fact that she lived near the site of a number of fatal car accidents led Pastor Muthee to publicly declare her a witch responsible for the town’s ills, and order her to offer up her soul for salvation or leave Kiambu.

After Pastor Muthee declared Mama Jane a witch, the townspeople began to turn on her, demanding that she be stoned. Public outrage eventually led the police to raid her home, where they fired gunshots, killing a pet python which they believed to be a demon.

While Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Muthee came to speak at her church. Here’s what Sarah Palin has to say about the experience,

As I was mayor and Pastor Muthee was here and he was praying over me, and you know how he speaks and he’s so bold. And he was praying ‘Lord make a way, Lord make a way.’

And I’m thinking, this guy’s really bold, he doesn’t even know what I’m going to do, he doesn’t know what my plans are. And he’s praying not ‘oh Lord if it be your will may she become governor,’ no, he just prayed for it. He said ‘Lord make a way and let her do this next step.’ And that’s exactly what happened.”

Complete story and scary video at Mudflats. Praises be!

Now, most pot-smoking bunny-hugging liberal folks are likely to remember The Night Tripper, an album of mind-bending N’Awlins music from Dr. John from the late ’60s. For some reason, we are reminded of a cut called Mama Roux. Could it be Palin’s failed marketing venture, Rouge Cou (or as we say en français, cou rouge)?

We are walking on gilded splinters, indeed.

Sadly, Dr. John’s version of Mama Roux has been removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. But here’s Laura Nyro’s offering.

Please feel free to sing along:

Mama Roux
She was the queen of the little red, white and blue
Mama Roux
She was the queen of the little red, white and blue

Ooo why, can’t cha spy boy
Prepare yourself to die boy
Medicine man got heap strong power
You know better than to mess with me

Mama Roux
(growl)
Mama Roux
(growl)

If you see a spy, boy, sittin’ in the bush
Mess ’em on the head, give him a push
Get out the dishes, get out the pans
Oh he’s a pheasant for the medicine man

Mama Roux
(growl)
Mama Roux
(growl)

Queen is comin’, ooo, by me
Queen is comin’ (growly words)

Better not get in the way
Got the second line fever today

Singin’ wham bam hangin’ ham
Come on down boy and now follow me
Singin’ wham bam thank you mam
Come on boy and follow me

Mama Roux
She was the queen of the little red, white and blue
Mama Roux
She was the queen of the little red, white and blue

Chica chica chica chica
Chica chica chica chica
Chica chica chica chica
Chica chica chica chica
wham bam thank you mam
Come boy now follow me
Singin’ wham bam hangin’ ham
Come on boy now follow me
Wham bam scram sam

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2 responses to “Mama Roux

  1. Mama Roux is perfect!

    I still have my copy of that LP – one of my faves when it came out – I still spin it now and then.

    I like Obama because he’s a centrist conservative, er, Democrat. Same thing.

  2. I watched the video on MSNBC and felt so bad for the harassment that poor woman must have endured before finally being forced to leave.

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