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Opening Arguments

John and Hank

It's the battle of the bands, country vs. rock, the aging redneckand the faded hippie! Johnny Cougar gives Cranky John what for!

A radio ad endorsement of Barack Obama by Hoosier rocker John Mellencamp repeats a charge the Obama campaign thinks will resonate with Hoosier voters: that John McCain supports tax breaks for companies that move jobs overseas. But independent organizations have said the tax the Obama campaign is referring to is not a main factor in overseas job migration.

At least he doesn't sing, thank goodness. I couldn't have taken him going on about the little pink houses that got foreclosed on cause somebody's job got stoled and sent to China. Meanwhile, do you want to PARTY? Are you READY for some SARAH?

Palin will speak at a Road to Victory Rally at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., according to GOP chairman Steve Shine. Doors will open at 4 p.m. Singer Hank Williams Jr. will perform.

I guess at other rallies, Hank has done a version of his "Family Tradition" in which the title is changed to "McCain-Palin Tradition" and the lyrics compare Palin to a "mama bear" who can be counted on to "protect your family's condition" because "if you mess with her cubs, she's gonna take off the gloves -- that's an American female tradition." Take a cue from Mellencamp, Hank.

Lord, this has been going on far too long.


tim zank
Fri, 10/24/2008 - 8:36am

Celebrity endorsements are a double edged sword. While it makes the celeb feel "important" and as though they are "contributing" a lot of them do so at their own economic peril.

I'd spent literally thousands of dollars on John Mellencamp concerts and music since the late 70's until he felt it necessary to inform me and a shi*load of other relatively well healed middle-aged consumers what idiots we were for not supporting John Kerry. I realize Ol' Johnny Cougar won't miss any meals because I quit listening to and buying his music, but I doubt I'm the only one.

Bob G,.
Fri, 10/24/2008 - 9:27am

No, Tim...there ARE two of us.
(just like the SITH)...LOL!