Thursday, May 17, 2007

Don't stop thinking about what to borrow

Hilary Clinton is having trouble choosing a song with which to trumpet her campaign for election. So she's throwing it open to a popular vote:

"I hope people from across the country will go to my website and vote for the song they feel best represents our message of change and their hopes for a better America," Hillary said. "And I promise to leave the singing to the professionals."

Perhaps she ought to not leave the drawing up of a shortlist to consultants, though. These are the tunes that are being considered:
* City of Blinding Lights - U2
* Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
* I'm a Believer - Smash Mouth
* Get Ready - The Temptations
* Ready to Run - Dixie Chicks
* Rock This Country! - Shania Twain
* Beautiful Day - U2
* Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
* I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers

Hilary, Hilary, Hilary - you can't use KT Tunstall, not unless you want a thousand "is KT Tunstall a lesbian - and does that mean Hilary is as well" aimless debates sparking up across the internet. The Dixie Chicks is an interesting and provocative choice, as they've actually had the balls to stand up to Bush. Which - besides U2 being a dull, predictable and bombastically empty choice - is precisely why Bono shouldn't be given a sniff.

Interesting to see Jesus Jones on there, with an actual, political song - albeit one which shares its central thesis with Francis Fukayama and, as such, was wrong and surely from the other team anyway? Perhaps you might consider the other tune written at the same time which also considered Francis Fukayama's claim that we were living through the end of history - now which Cathal Coughlan song was it that chanted a sinister, sarcastic "history is at an end - we've won" at the finish?

Or how about My Old Man Said Follow The Van?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If KT got picked, would that mean that this site would suddenly become central to the whole campaign?

oh and I love My Old Man! dillied and dallied, indeed!

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