Thursday, January 17, 2008

Candidates' Tone Deafness

Do candidates actually listen to their campaign songs? That's the question Paul Farhi raises in a Washington Post article. He points out that Hillary Clinton fires up audiences with Tom Petty's "American Girl" and Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Taking Care of Business."

Mr Farhi points out that the first song is about shattering romantic dreams and the second about slacking off in a rock band instead of actually working.

Gotta remind you of how Ronald Reagan wanted Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" as a campaign song -- while the Boss pointed out it was a protest of post-Vietnam America.

Can a staffer please print out the lyrics? (WaPo)

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