Friday, February 15, 2008

More than an idiot

Tom Scholz is a musical genius but apparently he wasn't blessed with much sense. His temper tantrum about Huckabee playing bass on his song "More than a Feeling" with ex-guitarist Barry Goundreau at a few campaign rallies is fairly petty:
"Boston has never endorsed a political candidate, and with all due respect, would not start by endorsing a candidate who is the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for," wrote Scholz, adding that he is supporting Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. "By using my song, and my band's name Boston, you have taken something of mine and used it to promote ideas to which I am opposed. In other words, I think I've been ripped off, dude!"
Apparently Huckabee was not using the song as a theme-song, he was jamming to it in a band including Goudreau. If Scholz is to remain intellectually honest, which is important to all good liberals, he'll now need to check the political leanings of every classic rock garage band in America or of any bloggers posting his stuff off YouTube and command them to stop if they don't espouse the views of Barry O (which at last check were to bring America back together).

As to Scholz's comment that Boston's beliefs (as if the band has a collective belief) are "polar opposite" of Huck's, that's even more curious. We've learned that Huck has at various times supported 1) tuition credits for kids of illegal aliens, 2) working together in a bi-partisan fashion with the Democrat legislature, 3) advocating for small businesses, 4) closing GTMO, 5) abolishing the IRS and enacting a Fair Tax, and 5) reigning in our "arrogant" foreign policy.

So, using the old pocket calculator we find the polar opposite would produce a candidate who'd restrict illegal aliens, ignore elected bodies, support big business, leave GTMO and the IRS untouched, and continue our current foreign policy. Pretty much a neocon. Who knew?

Geez, maybe at the next event maybe Huck can find some players and jam to "Don't Look Back". Of course the way he seems to be ticking everybody off, maybe "Used to Bad News" would be more apropos.

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