Ramones Brother Leigh Slams McCain

 

 

Johnny Ramone’s widow
Linda Cummings goes over to the dark side…

 

By Fred Mills

 

Joey Ramone’s brother Mitchell “Mickey” Leigh, who’s had a
long career in music including stints the Rattlers, Lester Bangs’ Birdland and
the Slashtones, has taken exception to recent pro-McCain political activities
that Linda Cummings has been engaged in recently. Cummings, of course, was with
Joey until leaving him for Johnny Ramone, eventually marrying the notoriously
pro-Republican guitarist. See below for a statement issued over the weekend by
Leigh.

 

 

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STATEMENT FROM MICKEY
LEIGH:

 

 

“It has been brought to my attention that Linda
Cummings, using the name “Ramone,” has recently been in
the media joining with the Palin family and the
McCains to attempt to aid their campaign for
the Presidency.  As a President of Ramones Productions,
and brother of Joey Ramone, I just want it to be clear that Linda
Cummings does not represent the political views of the
Ramones.  Surely, as for Joey Ramone, the only Ramones song
he would sing at a Republican campaign event would
be ‘Glad To See You Go!’

 

 

“I should add that when Johnny stated ‘God Bless
George Bush’ at the 2002 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame awards, I realize
now that he was on to something.  Because if it were not for George Bush
and his handling of our country the past 8 years, I doubt so many Americans,
including so many highly regarded Republicans, would now be getting behind
Barack Obama.  So, yes, God bless George Bush for paving
the way to Obama.”

 

 

~ ~ Mickey Leigh

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Debbie S.]

 

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