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Dirty Bomb / Press

“Journalists put away their pens and pads Friday night and picked up their mics, guitars and drumsticks at Journopalooza, a concert for charity. But the songs that arguably got the most attention from the musical journos were the ones about imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff, performed by the group Dirty Bomb. In one of the songs, the group discussed the rise and fall of Abramoff. They sang about his $200 haircut, cap teeth and $1,000 smile, while asking the question “Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do?” In other songs, they poked fun at his Lincoln Town Car and life behind the velvet rope. Even Hill staffers got a kick out of it. “I thought it was pretty funny, but I couldn’t understand the words,” quipped Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner, who was in the crowd at the National Press Club with about 500 other people.”

“Lead singer Andy Sullivan said the song "Lincoln Town Car" was inspired by his coverage of the Jack Abramoff scandal. Some of the Lead singer Andy Sullivan said the song's lyrics were pulled directly from Abramoff's BlackBerry messages with Michael Scanlon on the topic of golf. From Sullivan's experience covering Abramoff, Scooter Libby and other scandal-related figures for Reuters, he said there always was a Lincoln Town Car waiting for defendants outside the courthouse. "That seemed to the white-collar defendant car of choice," Sullivan said. ”

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