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August 15, 2008

Quote of the Day

“If there is anything I am lacking in, I’ve got to tell you, it is taste in music and art and other great things in life,” McCain joked. “I’ve got to say that a lot of my taste in music stopped about the time I impacted a surface-to-air missile with my own airplane and never caught up again.”

But McCain quickly defended his musical taste, citing the Swedish band’s longevity and crossover success on Broadway.

“Now look, everybody says, ‘I hate ABBA. Oh ABBA, how terrible! Blah blah blah,’” he said. “How come everybody goes to ‘Mamma Mia?’ Huh? I mean really, seriously, huh? ‘I hate ABBA, they’re no good, you know.’ Well, everybody goes. They’ve been selling out for years.”

Oddly enough, Obama's had plenty of time to keep up with all the latest music.

I've always been suspicious of these Democratic liberal older men showing how down they are by name-checking current bands. Like that jagoff Howard Dean giving a shit-eating, too-cool-for-school grin when he told an audience that one of his favorite bands was, "and I don't know how many of you have heard of him, Wyclef Jean."

Obama also named Wyclef Jean in his top ten.

I sort of expect serious-minded men to put pop fads behind them at least by age 40.

I have no idea who Wyclef Jean is. Furthermore, I am proud that I do not know. I do not wish to know. Developing a taste for Wyclef Jean would take away from more important endeavors, like punching the clown and/or choking the chubacabra.

He also sounds suspiciously swarthy. And of course I fear brown people.

Via Petite Dov.


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