Friday, September 5, 2008

Heart is Heartless Towards Sarah Palin

At the conclusion of John McCain's speech last night, the song "Barracuda" by Heart, rang out over the convention floor. Of course, the song was in homage to Sarah Palin who was nicknamed "Sarah Barracuda" during her days as a high school basketball star.

As I was listening to the song, I recalled that the two sisters who comprise Heart, Ann and Nancy Wilson, are liberals and probably aren't too happy with their song being associated with the GOP. Sure enough, the Wilson sisters have sent the McCain-Palin campaign a cease and desist letter.

Obviously, it is their song and they can withhold permission from the McCain-Palin campaign if they wish. But clearly Palin has long had an affinity for this song. You would think Palin's association with the song would renew interest in their album Little Queen on which the song appears. It would boost record sales and introduce a new generation of fans to the song and to Heart. Ann and Nancy Wilson are entitled to their opinion but why go out of your way to diss someone who obviously likes your song? I'm sure there are a lot of Republican women (and men) who own their albums. They would be wise not to alienate people who helped make them rock n' roll icons.

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