Thursday, October 9, 2008

McSame: The Audacity of Irony Turducken

As it picks fights with rock stars, the McCain-Palin campaign is stuffing mid-sized ironies into the cavities of larger ironies:

Throughout the campaign season, Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign has continually drawn the ire of musicians by using their copyrighted material without permission. Now yet another band is complaining. Yesterday, the Foo Fighters issued a statement telling McCain to stop using their song "My Hero" ...
The chorus of this song runs "there goes my hero," chosen presumably to assure Wide Stance base voters that John McCain is, or should be considered, or fancies himself, a hero on par with Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, or Larry Craig. This while McCain and his supporters pretend to be alarmed at the fact that many people admire and draw inspiration from Barack Obama.

And this hero-promoting gesture of a hero-allergic political campaign is delivered in the form of intellectual property rights violations, rights it otherwise pretends to hold sacrosanct.

Irony turducken -- now that's mavericky!


larryniven said...

I was going to give you a hat-tip about this, but that is a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE DISGUSTING picture. I had no idea that turducken was such an abomination (which, now that I write it out like that, seems like it should've been obvious). But yeah, good post nonetheless.

Dale said...

LN, thanks. I agree the picture is pretty hard to take, but that's what gives it such delightful frisson. Or whatever.