'Now wouldnt you, barracuda?'

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Palin_2 When will politicians learn? Musicians DO NOT LIKE IT when their anthems are "borrowed" as campaign theme songs.

GOP vice president wannabe Sarah Palin is the latest to incur the wrath. Heart's Nancy and Ann Wilson have e-mailed the John McCain campaign to ask that they stop using "Barracuda" as the theme song for Palin.

In an exclusive statement to Entertainment Weekly, the sisters say: "Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. ... The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late 70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. ... While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."

Irony in a political campaign? I'm shocked. SHOCKED!

OK, I leave it to you, SIT80s nation, let's pick a song from our beloved '80s to serve as the new theme song for Sarah "Don't call me Sarah Connor" Palin.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:38pm]

    

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