Mitt Critics Crooning 'You're So Bain'

Meanwhile, Bain workers sign petition begging Romney to save their jobs
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 18, 2012 2:05 AM CDT
Updated Jul 18, 2012 2:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – There's a new tune in the political song wars. Mitt Romney's critics are increasingly guffawing over "You're So Bain," a YouTube parody of Carly Simon's 1972 hit "You're So Vain." The Bain version, released earlier this year, features a Simon-esque voice crooning: "You're so Bain, you think that you can buy the White House," and "you're so Bain, you think you can avoid all your taxes."

In other Bain news, Illinois workers at Bain-owned Sensata Technologies have signed a petition begging Romney to help save their jobs, destined soon for China. The candidate didn't play any role in the company's decision to close the plant, but he holds millions in Bain funds, notes Reuters. "If he wanted to, all he needs to do is call up the management of Bain Capital and say, 'Look, don't do this,'" said a 33-year employee of the Freeport factory. A campaign rep said Romney is "not familiar with this issue and has not been involved in the management of Bain since 1999." Romney owns at least $7.8 million in eight Bain funds that together hold 51% of Sensata's shares, according to a disclosure report he released last month.

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