A professional comic actor named Volodymyr Zelenskiy won the election with more than 70% of the votes. His campaign slogan was: “I won’t mess up!” Does this happy occasion remind old movie buffs of a similar script?
It was an early 1930s movie, “Duck Soup”, starring the Marx Brothers. Groucho was Rufus T. Firefly, president of the mythical nation of Freedonia. As he governed with a heavy hand, he sang this theme song:
I don’t know what they have to say.
It makes no difference anyway.
Whatever it is, I’m against it!
No matter what it is,
Or who commenced it,
I’m against it!
And by the way, some Americans believe we also have a comical president who daily espouses similar grouchy lyrics.