Popinjay (noun): A vain and talkative person.
Okay, let me begin this SWOD with a disclaimer. Not all politicians are popinjays…just most of them . Sorry to all the politicians (or aspiring politicians out there) but the stereotype is not always wrong. And, what is the best politician song out there. I think Roger McGuinn and his Byrds would probably say, “I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician” would take the prize. The 1971 song is a bit satiric and, in my opinion, catchy and funny. It may have been better if the song was “I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Popinjay.” Well, that does not flow very well. Let’s stick with politician.
Here is Roger McGuinn performing the song. Sorry for the minute-long exposition.