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Dee Snider's not gonna take it; rips Paul Ryan for using Twister Sister's anthem



dee_snider_twisted_sister.jpegTwister Sister's Dee Snider is banging his head because GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan is using his hair-metal band's band We're Not Gonna Take It on the campaign trail.

"I emphatically denounce Paul Ryan's use of my band Twisted Sister's song, 'We're Not Gonna Take It,' in any capacity," Snider tells Talking Point Memo. "There is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the P90X."

Whoa. What's more surprising: News that another GOPer has borrowed -- presumably without permission -- a song from a band that clearly doesn't support a Republican platform? Or that Snider actually approves of that crazy exercise program P90X?

Every campaign season, it's the same thing over and over again. Somebody uses a song without permission -- and not to paint with too broad of a stroke, but it's usually a GOP candidate and a song like Tom Petty's American Girl (by Michele Bachmann) or Springsteen's Born in the USA (just just about everyone) -- and a musician freaks out.

According to Talking Points Memo, a Mitt Romney spokesman says the campaign "is reviewing Snider's request."

The only thing that makes the entire merry-go-round amusing are the song choices and the quotes.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:40am]


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