Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good Ol' Joe Lieberman

I'll be upfront — I did not vote for Joe Lieberman yesterday. I don't like his stance on the war and I truly hate that he wants to be able to tell all of us what we can and can't listen to and watch. His views on censorship give me hives. But that's not what this about.

Did anyone else hear the song in the background when Joe took the stage to declare victory? It was Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising." The Boss has been an outspoken opponent of the war, and I seriously doubt he'd willingly let Lieberman use that song.

Remember 1984, when Bruce got all hot and bothered over Reagan trying to use "Born in The USA" for his campaign? Of course, this isn't quite the same thing, but I still found it interesting.

I've been trying to come up with a song Joe should have taken the stage to. Any ideas?


ChrisB. said...

Here a few suggestions for Joe:

For the hubris-inflicted, self-serving Joe: "I Am the Cosmos" by Chris Bell.

For the melodramatic, lugubrious Joe: "All Tomorrow's Parties" by the Velvet Underground.

For the smug, victorious Joe: "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" by the Jayhawks

And last, but not least, "Joe Lies" as sung by Lili Taylor in "Say Anything." "Joe lies, Joe lies, Joe Lies when he cries . . " This would be for the actual, authentic Joe . . .

Pat Ferrucci said...

This last suggestion seriously made me spit up my coffee.