Obama, Cordray “Sing” CFPB Parody

August 31, 2011

Earlier this month, the Senate announced that the hearing for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director nominee, Richard Cordray would be postponed until September 6. The time and location for the meeting has now been announced.  

Rather than remind you of the “politics as usual” partisan battle presently being waged in Congress over Cordray’s nomination, we present to you the nomination hearing details in the form of an original PYMNTS parody, to be sung to the tune of “Summer Nights” from the movie, “Grease.”

CORDRAY: Summer regulation, had me a blast

OBAMA: Summer regulation, happened so fast

CORDRAY: Met a President, crazy for me!

OBAMA: Met a CFPB nominee, perfect as can be

BOTH: Summer regulation driftin’ away, to uh-oh those nominations nights

(Editor’s Note: Technically, Cordray’s nomination hearing before the Senate Banking Committee has been scheduled for the afternoon on Sept. 6. More details to follow in lyrics below.) 

CONGRESS: Uh well-a well-a well-a huh

DEMOCRATS: Tell me more, tell me more. Will Cordray get very far?

GOP: Tell me more, tell me more. Like will he be a regulatory tsar?

CONGRESS: Uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh uh-huh

CORDRAY: It turned colder – that’s when my nomination run could end

OBAMA: But I told him we’d still be friends

CORDRAY: Then we made our true consumer protection vow

OBAMA: Wonder what Elizabeth Warren’s doing now

BOTH: CFPB dreams ripped at the seams, bu-ut oh, those regulation nights….


(Editor’s Note: PYMNTS.com will have live coverage of Cordray’s nomination hearing this Tuesday, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST)

VIDEO: Cordray Nominated, But CFPB Debate Far From Over



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