Michele Bachmann Ignores Tom Petty, Keeps Playing 'American Girl' at Rallies

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So when Tom Petty sent Tea Party candidate Michele Bachmann a cease-and-desist letter asking her to refrain from playing his song "American Girl" (after which Katrina and the Waves asked her to stop playing "Walking on Sunshine") on Monday, Bachmann may not have gotten the memo.

The Washington Post reports she used the song again in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. According to Rolling Stone, though, Bachmann may have the right to continue using the song. "Many legal experts feel that if the campaign buys a license from ASCAP [American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers], they are allowed to play any song they want without seeking approval from the artist. . . . The matter has yet to be tested before a judge, but most politicians stop the moment that an artist complains."

The Post then got in touch with Ted Nugent to ask if he'd let her use his songs. His reply:

"Michele Bachmann is clearly a Great American. Her words have iron, her spirit is indefatigable, and her beauty contagious. In a perfect, world her ultimate campaign theme song would be 'WANG DANG SWEET POONTANG' just to fire up America and prove that political correctness is laughable. But since her 'we the people' Tea Party defiance is tantamount to setting America back on a course of rugged individualism and Herculean productivity, 'STRANGLEHOLD' is the only choice. Godspeed [Michele]. Let 'em have it!"



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9 comments
PeterK
PeterK

She's as American as the KKK and Scientology

The Riddler
The Riddler

First it was Sarah Palin with Heart's Barrac uda, and now Bachmann following in her footsteps. As far as I'm concerned they can play anything they want, just don't play the American people.http://ElectNoMoreSpys.blogspo...

Roe Pressley
Roe Pressley

Ted Nugent is obviously a fucking idiot.

Gary
Gary

Ted Nugent called.  He wants his shirt back.

Jef Otte
Jef Otte

Although I completely disagree with him politically, I actually think he's kind of awesome. Is it just me, or is it hard to tell whether he's being ironic or not?

Dfiasco
Dfiasco

aggressively stupid people often sound like they are being ironic or theatrical.he is not.and as someone who has been around as long he has i can assure you he has always been obnoxiously moronic and a boring guitarist to boot.

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