Thin Lizzy Mom Sez Nurtz to Romney-Ryan

 

Time to make sure
those boys don’t come back to town…

 

By Fred Mills

 

Just because you’re in Ireland doesn’t mean you don’t care
who wins the upcoming American Presidental election. Rolling Stone is reporting that in a recent interview with Dublin’s Hot Press, Philomena Lynott, mother of
late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott, had some choice words to say about the use
of the band’s ’76 classic “The Boys Are Back in Town” during the Republican
National Convention last week. The tune played at one point when Paul Ryan was
taking the stage.

 

Phil would have firmly disagreed with much of Ryan and Mitt
Romney’s stances on taxes and social issues, she said. “As far as I am
concerned, Mitt Romney’s opposition to gay marriage and to civil unions for
gays makes him anti-gay – which is not something that Philip would have
supported… [He also would have disliked their]policy of taxing the poor and
offering tax cuts to the rich, which Paul Ryan is advocating. There is
certainly no way that I would want the Lynott name to be associated with any of
those ideas.”

 

 

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