She is a darling of the Tea Party, but if Tom Petty has his way when it comes to music at her campaign events, Michele Bachmann may have to back down.Thumbs Down For Martin Bashir’s Scathing Preview Of Sarah Palin’s Documentary
It seems Tom Petty objects to her usage of his popular song “American Girl” at rallies and events. Petty’s management team is apparently getting ready to send a cease-and-desist letter to the Bachmann campaign regarding the tune.
This is not a new problem for Republican hopefuls. Back in 2008, Bon Jovi publicly decried the usage of his band’s song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” at rallies for Sarah Palin. Likewise, the Foo Fighters came out that same year against John McCain’s usage of their song “My Hero, “ ditto for Van Halen and the song ”Right Now.”
But the most ironic point of all? As Hot Air Pundit NBC notes, (via Hot Air Pundit), Petty never said a word when Hillary Clinton used the same “American Girl” song during her 2008 campaign.
Bashir sarcastically referred to Palin as a “cinematic idol,” dismissed the movie itself as a “celluloid valentine” and laughed at the premiere event being “graced by the presence of the losing Vice Presidential candidate herself.” With Bashir just warming up, it’s hard to tell how this “news” segment was anything more than merely an opportunity for Bashir to take one cheap shot after another, with Christina Bellantoni from Roll Call merely laughing and going along for the ride.
“[This movie is] apparently an attempt to promote Sarah Palin’s values. But I have to ask, what are those values? Walk out of public office halfway through your allocated term. Have a child who becomes pregnant as an eighteen-year-old. And then use every possible opportunity to make money out of your celebrity. Those are her values aren’t they?”