Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Heart of Rock and Roll
Young Republicans from across the U.S. are in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend for their 70th Anniversary Gala. As part of this celebration, the Greater Cleveland Young Republicans hosted an event and, of course, invited Ken Blackwell to speak.

He certainly did not disappoint.

Ken’s blog has a video of his short speech (3:03 - including a lot of dramatic pauses) pandering to the 18-40 year old Cuyahoga County conservatives. e.g. “The first obligation of government is to protect innocent life and defend our national security.”

While the speech lacked originality (an anti-abortion speech at a YR convention?)- the event location did not. This time- Ken wasn’t speaking at a church or a gun club- he was speaking at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

Supposedly, after his speech, the Young Republicans “were given private access to journey through the entire history of rock music.”

What? Republicans listen to rock music? (like what? Styper? Ted Nugent?)

Did you know that? I didn't.

So I did a little research...

According to an article in the National Review , conservatives actually listen to rock “songs”. The top fifty conservative rock songs and included in the article- the top ten are listed below.

1. “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” by The Who.
2. “Taxman,” by The Beatles.
3. “Sympathy for the Devil,” by The Rolling Stones.
4. “Sweet Home Alabama,” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
5. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” by The Beach Boys.
6. “Gloria,” by U2.
7. “Revolution,” by The Beatles.
8. “Bodies,” by The Sex Pistols.
9. “Don’t Tread on Me,” by Metallica.
10. “20th Century Man,” by The Kinks.


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