You never can tell about people. Don’t they do any research? Maybe it started back with Reagan using Springsteen’s Born in the USA rant against American foreign policy as his campaign theme song. Tom Petty had to write a cease and desist letter to the Bush campaign for using “I Won’t Back Down”, and another to Michelle Bachmann for using “American Girl” on her campaign trail. Heart did the same with Palin’s campaign which used “Barracuda”. Chris Christie is a massive Springsteen fan who has seen him 30 odd times in concert, yet Brucie refused to meet with him. Morrissey smacked down David Cameron, who claims the Smiths as one of his favorite bands.
A couple of weeks ago i posted Rage Against the Machine’s Testify on one of these threads the highlight the relative similarity of Mittens and Barry. Jabs and i hashed it out over at Tomasky’s, he suggest we get Tom Morello to give a benefit for Gary Johnson. (I said fat chance, they’re more like SWP supporters). But never in a million fucking years would i have guessed RATM to be Paul Ryan’s favorite band.
He gets smacked down nicely by Tom here in Rolling Stone.