Dear Mr. President

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Dear Mr. President “Dear Mr. President” is a song written by P!nk that was released in her 2006 album “I’m Not Dead”. This song was P!nk’s very public and personal letter written to George Bush. The song addresses many issues and controversies within the bush campaign. These issues include the high rate in homeless Americans, the unnecessary war in Iraq tearing families apart, the No Child is Left Behind campaign, the failed justice system, and Bush’s past drug and alcohol problem. In the first verse P!nk asks President Bush to take a walk with her and answer some questions she has. Her first set of questions that appear in the second verse are “What do you feel when you see all the homeless on the street? Who do you pray for at night before you go to sleep? What do you feel when you look in the mirror? Are you proud?” She asked these questions because during the Bush administration the number of homeless Americans quadrupled and many were also left homeless after hurricane Katrina (O’Connor). P!nk wanted to know how he could sleep knowing others had no home or bed and if he ever prayed for the people who really needed help. She felt it was his responsibility to help those people. In the third verse she says, “How do you dream when a mother has no chance to say goodbye? How do you walk with your head held high? Can you even look me in the eye And tell me why?” This refers to the war in Iraq and the 3500 soldiers that would never come home to see their families (O’Connor). Because on Bush’s decision many men died and she wanted to know if he had any remorse for the lives lost and why he had entered the war. In the fourth verse she says, “How can you say No child is left behind? We're not dumb and we're not blind. They’re all sitting in your cells while you pave the road to hell.” This refers to Bush’s No Child is Left Behind Program where funding is
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