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Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 10/16/2008

Oh Goody! Celebs Ramp Up Political Rhetoric

By Liz Kelly

Despite her rep as a clothes horse, something tells me Cindy McCain won't be wearing this dress from French designer Jean Charles de Castelbajac in the next few weeks. (Getty Images)

My fellow Americans (and you overseas Celebritology readers, too): With a mere 19 days remaining until another historic quadrennial vote, it is paramount that we -- the celeb-obsessed -- stop to consider where our betters stand -- not just on important issues like paparazzi, hair extensions, religion, and pessimism, but on presidential politics, too. With that in mind, today we run down a list of the most recent celeb-related election 2008 news. Consider it a public service. You can thank me later for foregoing an extended analysis, complete with illustrations, of Kanye West's naked listening party.


New ads being robo-called (which really makes me want to robo-cize random words throughout the rest of this piece) to voters in North Carolina accuse Barack Obama of "putting Hollywood above America." The McCain spin machine may be on to something -- unless you're talking "Dawson's Creek" or Andy Griffith, celebs don't count for much in the Tar Heel state. Though if you live in the Outer Banks, a fair number of your wait staff and life guards are more than likely worshipping at the altar of Obama supporter Blake Lively.

But wait, North Carolinians, there's much more star power in store for you! Democrat James Taylor, who has seen both fire and rain, is set to embark on a series of free concerts across his birth state in support of Barack Obama. No word yet as to whether the McCain campaign will mobilize staunch Republican Ted Nugent to robo-neutralize the Taylor effect.

New Jersey's second son, Jon Bon Jovi, doesn't want the McCain/Palin camp using his song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home." Apparently, the song was played at some recent Sarah Palin fronted robo-rallies. Bon Jovi says the song is a tribute to New Jersey, though upon closer inspection, the lyric "I was a gypsy lost in the twilight zone," seems particularly apt for Palin.

Robert Duvall, who should know what's best for America because he once played Dwight D. Eisenhower in a made for TV movie and -- it must be noted -- gave Don Michael Corleone excellent advice in two of three "Godfather" movies, this week told guests at a $1,500 per person GOP fundraiser that "As far as I'm concerned, we've got to keep this guy [Barack Obama] out of the White House."

And he's not alone. Sometime actor Stephen Baldwin jumped on the anti-Obama bandwagon this week, too, labeling the Democratic candidate a "cultural terrorist." Confronted with the fact that his own entire career, which includes stinkers like "The Sex Monster" and "The Snake King," could be described as cultural terrorism, Baldwin might crouch into a fetal position and again curse his brother, Alec, for sucking up all the talent in the family.

Vote early, but not often. And remember, in the confines of this browser page, "celebrity" is not a dirty word.

By Liz Kelly  | October 16, 2008; 11:32 AM ET
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Comments

I'm bummed, I haven't gotten one political call. Nothing from Hillary Clinton or Sheryl Crow asking me to vote Obama or from Dean Cain asking me to vote McCain. A woman in my office got a call from Michelle Obama, I got nuthin'.

Posted by: Being Satan makes me sad | October 16, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Being Satan makes me sad | October 16, 2008 11:48 AM
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Maybe they're afraid to call you.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I noticed the Stone's "Start Me Up" playing behind a McCain handshaking robo-vid. That's the ringtone I use for my S.O. Now I hafta change it. Way too creepy...

Posted by: Curses! | October 16, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

We are all Americans, I think it's a shame, when Bon Jovi or whoever complains about their song. Both Republicans and Democrats bought the CD, and he's enjoying the money. Why can't in an election, either side can't play a song? I think it's unpatriotic to diss either candidate over a song. We are all Americans.

Posted by: Rusty | October 16, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

That's wrong of celebs to diss a certain party for using their song, It's the American process, and we are all Americans. Why can't celebs be proud to be a part of the process? Shame on Heart, Bon Jovi and others who took our money for their CD's, and then diss us because we aren't on the same party!!

Posted by: Pamela | October 16, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Bon Jovi - shut up!

We really dont care what a musician thinks as they usually dont. So do what you are paid for, entertain AND SHUT THE HELL UP!

PS - this goes for you too Maria (Madonna)

Posted by: Robert NYC | October 16, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, I'm split on the music issue. On the one hand, the campaigns have (I believe) the legal right to play the music, as they've purchased the rights; on the other, I'd be really P.O.'ed if my intellectual property was being used to support a cause I was opposed to.

...Bo-ring. Let's figure out the Election Coverage Drinking Game; the Debate Drinking Game (where you drink every time McCain says "My friends") is sadly defunct.

Posted by: Bawlmer | October 16, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Rusty and Pamela, sounds like the GOP sent you both the same talking points.

Posted by: We are not fooled | October 16, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Just SHUT THE HELL UP!! They don't even live in our world.

Posted by: Bastards! | October 16, 2008 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Slate had a decent column about musicians works at political events.

http://www.slate.com/id/2199492/

Part of what the musicians are objecting to is licensing issues, they don't always get paid for the use of their material, and wanting to get paid is a deeply American value.

I'm pretty sure that until a song is in the public domain, the artist can choose how it is used most of the time. Playing a Bon Jovi song gives the subtext Jon Bon Jovi is lending his brand to the campaign, and let's face it while most of us on conscious level don't lend to much credence to a celebrity endorsement of a product/politician, there is a reason why it is still a powerful marketing tool because deep down inside we do like the idea of having the same tastes as a celebrity. So a case could be made for the misappropriation of someone's image if the artist did not provide explicit approval for the use of his/her work.

Of course I think the best musical appropriation was Reagan's use of 'Born in the USA.' Goes to show that most people never really listen to the words of the song.

Posted by: Dorkus | October 16, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand why artists shouldn't want their music to be used for something they don't believe in? Artists have asked the Obama campaign to stopped using their music and as far as I've read, the Obama campaign has obliged. Also I don't understand why people shouldn't be allowed to voice their opinion based soley on their profession. Actors, musicians, etc, just have a bigger and louder platform, the rest of us have "Letters to the Editor" or talk radio. Jon Bon Jovi or Robert Duvall can't have anything more stupid to say then some of the idiots that call in on NPR.

Ok, stepping off now.

Posted by: Getting on my soap box | October 16, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

I didn't realize the campaigns purchased the rights?

As far as I know JBJ owns his own songs & could say no to letting anyone use them, so maybe they don't buy them?

No clue honestly.

Or maybe he's a closet Republican & is protesting the use to save face.

Posted by: Bored @ work | October 16, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"the Debate Drinking Game (where you drink every time McCain says "My friends") is sadly defunct."

Alcohol poisoning?

Posted by: milliegirl | October 16, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Satan be glad. Living in a swing state we are inundated with political pandering from calls at dinnertime, attack adds on tv that scare the kids, and a mailbox full of junk adds. I have received autographed photographs from both candidates in the male (unsolicited I might add) and somehow they got our email address and we get those too. (Like I'm gonna believe Michelle Obama or Cindy McCain is really sending me a recipe. Now during our escape from the election coverage, we have to hear the "stars" weigh in like we care what they think. I can't wait for Nov 5

Posted by: hodie vents | October 16, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Dorkus- great read.

And milliegirl, alcohol poisoning may have had something to do with it. After about half an hour of debating, I started to see pink elephants emerging one by one from Bob Schieffer's mic. And I'm pretty sure the Log Cabin republicans weren't in town that night.

Posted by: Bawlmer | October 16, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Nothing could be worse than the ads for the Miss-Hippy Senate race....

Like this one

Posted by: b | October 16, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Dang. Why doesn't this think like links?

http://tinyurl.com/4uv2qo


Posted by: b | October 16, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I have received autographed photographs from both candidates in the male.

Posted by: hodie vents

Is that like in the nude? Because then I may need to scrub my brain again. (And Clorox is getting expensive.)

Posted by: Bawlmer says, "Best Freudian slip ever." | October 16, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

"Of course I think the best musical appropriation was Reagan's use of 'Born in the USA.' Goes to show that most people never really listen to the words of the song."

Posted by: Dorkus | October 16, 2008 12:28 PM

To be fair, figuring out exactly what Bruce is going on about in that song can be a bit...challenging.

If you don't have the lyrics written down in front of you, the first couplet in the song can sound something like

"BUUH DUUUHH INNA DEMMA TAAAH
NA FUUH MAMAJAMA WHENNA HIT DA GAAAH"

Really, it can be well-nigh indecipherable until you get to the "BORN IN THE USA!" part.

Posted by: Kevin | October 16, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Obama has taken to playing U2's "City of Blinding Lights" as he did when he introduced Joe Biden as his running mate.

As the opening strains played, I was thinking that perhaps they hit the wrong button on the iPod and meant to play "Vertigo." But no, they turned up the volume and as Barack walked out, Bono wailed:

"The more you see the less you know
The less you find out as you go
I knew much more then than I do now"

Yeah. Way to inspire confidence, dude.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | October 16, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I have received autographed photographs from both candidates in the male.

Posted by: hodie vents

Is that like in the nude? Because then I may need to scrub my brain again. (And Clorox is getting expensive.)

Posted by: Bawlmer says, "Best Freudian slip ever." | October 16, 2008 12:44 PM

yep a freudian slip. Ew.

Posted by: hodie | October 16, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I always base my vote on musician endorsements. I have emails out to Bono, Ringo Starr, Abba and Roger Whittaker based on their knowledge of American politics. Don't forget, Elvis endorsed Nixon.

Posted by: Red Dragon | October 16, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I'll vote for Blake Lively if she shows me her boobies.

Posted by: Joe The Plumber | October 16, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

John McCain and Sarah Palin don't need to play anybody else's songs but Hank Williams Jr. He wrote them a song a couple of weeks ago. He called it "McCain-Palin Tradition." He performed it for them at a rally.

Of course, it sucks to high heaven. And the look on Sarah's face as he wailed on and on and on and on--no hook or melody in sight...was priceless.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | October 16, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow, that beaded or sequined yellow number with Obama's giant head -- it just leaves me speechless, but on the other hand, it could be useful as strategic photoshop camouflage for Liz's threateaned "illustrations" from Kanye's naked listening party.

Posted by: 44west | October 16, 2008 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Roger Whittaker deceased?

Posted by: to Red Dragon | October 16, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

What I don't understand is why Obama ran campaign ads on Nickelodeon. What? Like my 9 year old can vote?

Or maybe he's going for that "still living at home 20-something loser" demographic? Am I really confident about that group picking the next leader of our country?

Or was he trying to convince me that he cares about my kids by sucking them into the amoral vortex that has become American politics? He should know that won't work because like any good American parent, I use the TV to babysit my kids, not to spend time with them!

Posted by: longhorn | October 16, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I noticed the Stone's "Start Me Up" playing behind a McCain handshaking robo-vid. That's the ringtone I use for my S.O. Now I hafta change it. Way too creepy...

Posted by: Curses! | October 16, 2008 12:04 PM
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Now THAT is funny.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | October 16, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

How much tradition does neophyte Sarah Palin have?

Posted by: snark | October 16, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

The Outer Banks has the whole "Nights in Rodanthe" wave, too, with Richard Gere and Diane Lane.

Bon Jovi's Lost Highway seems pretty apropos for Palin as well.

And from most of what I've read, the musicians are "asking" the campaigns not to use their songs. They're not seeking injunctions or getting litigious about it. I can understand where they're coming from, though. I still can't hear Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" without thinking of the Clintons. I wouldn't want my name associated with someone I don't particularly like or support.

Posted by: Em | October 16, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with Slim Whitman? Why doesn't anyone play his songs at campaign rallies?!!

Posted by: possum | October 16, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Actually Em, Jackson Brown is suing the McCain campaign

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/14/jackson-browne-sues-mccai_n_118977.html

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Election Coverage Drinking Game:

Do 1 shot every time a state is called for a candidate(doesn't matter who)

Do 2 shots everytime they throw the coverage to the correspondent at a candidate's election night headquarters

Posted by: Brutal | October 16, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

OBAMA BIDEN 08!!!

Posted by: NETHERLANDS ANTILLES | October 16, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Actually Em, Jackson Brown is suing the McCain campaign

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/14/jackson-browne-sues-mccai_n_118977.html

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 1:09 PM


My bad. Missed that. I guess I don't spend enough time reading in Arianna Huffington's world.

Posted by: Em | October 16, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Election Coverage Drinking Game:

Do 1 shot every time a state is called for a candidate(doesn't matter who)

Do 2 shots everytime they throw the coverage to the correspondent at a candidate's election night headquarters

Posted by: Brutal | October 16, 2008 1:10 PM

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I take a shot everytime a commentator uses a folksy colloquialism to describe the race.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky misses Dan Rather | October 16, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Maybe McCain can ask Beck for permission to use "Loser" as his campaign theme song

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

to "to R D", If dead people can vote in Chicago, Roger Whitaker can endorse someone.

Also, Grace Jones, even tho she's not a signer and is not, so far as we know, dead.

Posted by: Red Dragon | October 16, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Grace Jones is not only not a signer, but she is not a singer either, so signing her to a song contract would be a mistake. But she can still endorse.

Posted by: Red Dragon | October 16, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Grace Jones apparently IS a singer. Who knew. Thought she just popularized crewcuts for women.

Posted by: Red faced Dragon | October 16, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

don't worry RfD, Grace Jones is a singer in the same way that Yoko Ono is a singer.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Um, kids, a musician's song is his/her PROPERTY. It belongs to them and they DO have a say in how it is used, no matter whether or how ASCAP or BMI licensing fees were paid. There is a "moral turpitude" clause in most contracts that restricts the use of created materials - otherwise all the big hits would be used in porn constantly. That includes political porn, like Republican campaign ads.

Posted by: SODDI | October 16, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't that Fleetwood Mac song used by Gore, not Clinton? Either way, they ruined it for me.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous at 1:40, you beat me to it. The song was "Can't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow". Ruined it for me too.
Anytime a popular song is used in any kind of ad, political or not, it ruins it for me.

Posted by: hodie | October 16, 2008 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Carol Channing's hit "Hello, Dolly!" was adapted for "Hello, Lyndon!" in 1964.

Posted by: elderly lizard | October 16, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

McCain's position on copy write protection (always for extending the corporate ownership) is biting back. He wants to put the video's of his campaign rallies on but he doesn't own them so you-tube pulls them off and he complains. He wants to use popular songs for his campaign but hie doesn't own them either so the copywrite owner tells him to stop. Doesn't he get it?.

Posted by: thebob.bob | October 16, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm with Kevin about "Born in the USA." It really does sound like "BUUH DUUUHH INNA DEMMA TAAAH NA FUUH MAMAJAMA WHENNA HIT DA GAAAH" -- say what? It's like Bruce meets Dylan.

And "Don't Stop" only made me hate the Clintons because I was so tired of hearing that song all the time. I contemplated driving my car over my "Rumours" album in protest and have hated Fleetwood Mac since (their playing the song live at the inauguration didn't help matters either).

Either commission one of your famous-musician-endorsers to write a song for you, or pick more than one song around a theme for variety. Or both.

Posted by: td CAN stop thinking about tomorrow | October 16, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Heya, Toots! Does that Obama go all the way up? Or all the way down?

Posted by: Sasquatch | October 16, 2008 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Anon@1:40 it was used by Clinton during the 1992 election, not sure about 1996. I just remember that Fleetwood Mac performed at the inauguration.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Just thinking about Grace Jones makes me thankful the the drink of the day at the Tiki Bar is The Brain Grenade!!!!!!

Posted by: Grace Jones makes Brutal shudder | October 16, 2008 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I see that we have a Gen-You-Whine Boobie Kennedy Day today. Welcome to Lizard Island, boyz and girlz. Please have a seat at the Tiki Bar. Methinks, a round of doubles for all the neophytes. And please keep the liquor flowing till the neophytes are passed out on the floor.

Posted by: Sasquatch | October 16, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Kevin your lyrical rendition for Born in the USA was absoLUTEly brilliant... thank you I am wiping tears from my eyes...

Posted by: LTL still laughing | October 16, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Fire in the hole!

The Tiki Bar is OPEN!!!!

Sas, from what I've been reading, we're gonna need more liquor!

Posted by: Brutal is pouring, now shut up and drink! | October 16, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Sarah Palin's campaign could use Devo's "Mongoloid" as her theme music.

Posted by: SODDI | October 16, 2008 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Weren't you watching the debate last night? McCain implied that Trig was autistic. Repeatedly.

Posted by: to SODDI | October 16, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Maybe Sarah Palin's campaign could use Devo's "Mongoloid" as her theme music.

Posted by: SODDI | October 16, 2008 2:38 PM


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RUDE OBSERVATION OF THE WEEK!!!!

Posted by: Sasquatch is laughing like hell | October 16, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Maybe I shoulda posted "KILL HIM" - that's less controversial for Republicans.

Posted by: SODDI | October 16, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I thought Trig was born with Down's not autism. Am I wrong or was he???

Posted by: Does Brutal know more than a presidential candidate??? | October 16, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Without boring you all too much with details, the campaigns have played certain fees that allow them to play any music licensed with ASCAP as part of their rallies. It's part of the deal that musicians sign in order to get their royalties. (not too specific, but that's the gist)

Jackson Brown DOES have a legal case, because they used his music in an advertisement without his permission, which is apparently a different sheet of music then playing songs at a rally.

Heart's guitarist made a good point, saying that, since the McCain campaign was playing "Barracuda" it was great for both sides, since Ann and Nancy Wilson were given a platform and renewed publicity for their views.

Posted by: John D in Houston | October 16, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Musical endorsements have been around for a long time. Linda Ronstadt was First Girlfriend of California, back when we pronounced it with a hard "r."

Posted by: Red Dragon | October 16, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

It was "California" that we pronounced with a hard "r." Wait--we also pronounced "girlfriend" with two hard "r"s.

Posted by: Red Dragon | October 16, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Brutal, I think you just came up with the idea for a new TV show: "Are You Smarter Than a Presidential Candidate"?

Songs I'd like to see used in presidential campaign commercials:

MCCAIN / PALIN:
* "Old Man," Neil Young
* "Big Bad John," Jimmy Dean
* "Sara," Jefferson Starship
("We're fire and ice, the dream won't come true")

OBAMA / BIDEN:
* "Man in the Mirror" ("Gonna make a change for once in my life.")
* "Changes," David Bowie
* "Go Go Go Joseph" from "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" ("Hang on now Joseph, you'll make it someday")

AND IN GENERAL / JUST BECAUSE
* "Two Tickets to Paradise," Eddie Money
* "Money's Too Tight to Mention," Simply Red
* "Another One Bites the Dust," Queen
* "Virtual Insanity," Jamiroquai

Posted by: td | October 16, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"A Change is Going to Come" by Otis Redding for Obama..

"Brother Can You Spare a Dime" for McCain

Posted by: John D in Houston | October 16, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

hard "r"s???

Posted by: huh? | October 16, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

SODDI = Super Obnoxious, Disrespectful, and Deluded Imbecile

Posted by: acronym | October 16, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

After Joe Biden's embrace of NRA values, I think "Hey Joe" would be a good tune.

Posted by: Sasquatch | October 16, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

td - I like it.

Winners get to be president, losers have to look into the camera and say "I'm so bleeping stupid, I'm being deported to Canada b!tch!" Then actually get deported to Canada!

Do you think we could get Dave Chapelle to host???

Posted by: Brutal | October 16, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Brutal, Why subject the Great White North to the presence of these losers? I'm thinking that transfer to Gitmo or rendition to Egypt is more appropriate.

Posted by: Sasquatch emphasizes the brutal in Brutal | October 16, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

The truth about Joe the Plumber, whose first name isn't Joe, he doesn't have a plumber's license and he couldn't afford in his wildest dreams to buy his boss's firm:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008810160418

Posted by: Anonymous | October 16, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Second the nomination of SODDI's choice of them song for Gov. Palin.

"And he had a hat/
and he had a job/
and he brought home the bacon/"

Posted by: byoolin slept way the hell in. | October 16, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

byoolin wrote:

>Second the nomination of SODDI's choice >of them song for Gov. Palin.

>"And he had a hat/
>and he had a job/
>and he brought home the bacon/"

"... and it determined what he could see"

That was 1977.

Unfortunately, Mr. Mongoloid hails from Akron, Ohio - same as Devo. Right there smack dab in the middle of the Rust Belt.

Mr. Mongoloid hasn't had a good job with benefits since 1994. He hasn't worked a full-time job in the past 6 years. His house got foreclosed on him after his family left him and he's living in a Section 8 apartment and surviving on $30 a week in food stamps.

But he's a loyal Republican because they promise JOBS. Every 4 years like clockwork. And he's convinced that it's those POOR PEOPLE who caused the markets' crash.

"And it determined what he could see..."

Posted by: SODDI | October 17, 2008 3:24 AM | Report abuse

to HuH, if you come back, The current pronunciation is "Kali-FOH-nia," soft "r."

Posted by: Red Dragon | October 17, 2008 7:25 AM | Report abuse

As in Ahh-nold?

Posted by: huh? to Red Dragon | October 17, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

ugh, I'm sick of this election....wake me when it's over.

Posted by: VAtoLA | October 17, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

How can people say Bon Jovi have no right to oppose to Palin using their song to her rally just because both Republicans and Democrats buy their albums?!? I mean, DUH! That's stupid beyond believe! LOL

Playing a song at a rally has a deeper meaning, obviously... Music played at a rally should represent the politician's politics or ideas, or should at least be played by someone who supports your party. I mean, it's that obvious. I bet you panties-in-a-twist people who posted that non-sense crap are Republicans. LOL
And even if all of the above didn't perfectly make sense like it actually does, how about asking to the artist first? It would be just fair to the artist and it would avoid this afterwards crap...

P.S.: Bon Jovi is only the latest of a loooong list of names who didn't like their songs played at various Republicans rallies. I kinda wonder if there's ANY artist who wouldn't oppose to something like that though... maybe Republicans should take the Guardian's advice and "scrap music altogether and just soundtrack their events with jungle sounds, bird song and silence". LOL

Posted by: Jessica | October 21, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

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