Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Pawlenty and Springsteen

wtf...let me get this straight - there weren't politics in Springsteen's music before?  Sure, Pink Cadillac and Cover Me might not exactly be subversive, but Prodigal Son and No Surrender certainly aren't apolitical.  And Pawlenty would go to a show with R.E.M. to see Springsteen before Springsteen said he was choosing Kerry?  yeah, right.  Bummer - I guess this means I won't be able to get tickets to Toby Keith because he'll be taking my seat.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty opened his weekly radio show Friday with "Born to Run," but followed by saying he was "heartbroken" that Springsteen had gone partisan.

"I really appreciate his music, but I wish he wouldn't interject his music with politics," said Pawlenty, cochairman of Bush's reelection campaign in Minnesota. He said he was "going to have to miss" the planned Oct. 5 show in St. Paul where Springsteen and R.E.M. are slated to play.

Boston Globe Link

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