Favorite Son song meaning

Obviously, the song is about George W. Bush - blessed with his father's name, "dubya" won his first election partially because people thought "His father was okay, maybe he'll cope too". But the "favorite son" turned out to be a disappointment - "he's not the all-American that you thought you paid". He's a star, smiling on the silver screen and saying speeches, but what he's doing with his power is frightening. He's the "favorite son", but "isn't it a drag?"

One of the reasons why the song doesn't appear on the American Idiot album is that it was included into the second volume of the Rock Against Bush series (2004).

Favorite Son lyrics

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