Heart to McSame Campaign: Ixnay W/Song-ay

 

Sure, Palin’s a barracuda… and a shark… and
a moray eel… and a slimy squid…

By Fred Mills

 

It
may have been one of the more descriptive and accurate appropriations of a rock
song for use in a political campaign: Heart’s classic hard-rock cruncher
“Barracuda” was tapped by the Republicans for usage as the so-called
“congratulatory theme” for V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin at the RNC this week.

 

Unfortunately
for the McSame campaign, the writers of that song, Ann and Nancy Wilson, took
exception and they have informed the campaign that Universal Music Publishing
and Sony BMG have sent a cease-and-desist notice to not use the tune.

 

In a
statement, the Wilsons
indicated that the Republican campaign did not ask for permission to use the
song, nor would they have been granted that permission.

 

“We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to
use our music.  We hope our wishes will
be honored,” said the Wilsons.

 

Well, it was a better choice than Obama’s bone-headed use of
that Brooks & Dunn redneck anthem at the conclusion of his speech at the
DNC. But yeah, we’re with Heart on this one – Palin may be a barracuda in her
own right, but she wouldn’t know a rock ‘n’ roll riff from the point of
conception.

 

 

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