Don’t Follow Leaders, Watch the Parking Meters

Say what you will about Mike Gravel, but you gotta admit he makes the best campaign ads

Does that Gravel spot remind anyone else of Bob Dylan’s immortal "Subterranean Homesick Blues"? Or is it just me?

In the spirit of completeness, here’s one more video for ya: "Wall Street Rap" from Tim Robbins’ classic political comedy Bob Roberts, in which he plays a folk-singing conservative Republican — sort of the anti-Dylan — who sets out to seize a Senate seat through shady tactics and catchy hooks:

If you haven’t seen Bob Roberts, you really should — it was made in 1992 and turned out to be a better prediction about where American politics was headed then you could have gotten from any op-ed page. Plus it’s funny as hell.