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Peregrine flight

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We report, you decide.

Well, I'm back. And itching to write. We got ourselves an election today, 'case nobody told you.  Since the Blue Heron Blast is an apolitical, bipartisan blog that does not make official endorsements, I will only comment on a couple things that have been percolating in my brain today and let you, or at least the 60% of you that actually vote, decide.

They say that you can judge a man by the company he keeps so I think it would be prudent to look at one of the most important election indices, of course I am talking about the celebrity endorsements for each candidate. I will stick to music in the interests of time and brevity and not get into the George Clooney, Chuck Norris thing. To each his own.

So who do we got?

Earlier this week, Romney secured the coveted Kid Rock endorsement. Rock, aka Robert Richie, is mostly known as a modern poster child for white skankiness, and as another musician who once 'boned' Pamela Anderson.

The Kid Rock nod is like frosting on the cake for Governor Romney, having earlier secured the affirmative shake of the head from none other than Meat Loaf.

You will have to forgive me for even realizing that the aging rocker was still alive. I couldn't exactly name one of his songs but do remember that he had a part in Rock Horror Picture Show and this should count for something among the "goth" crowd.

A cynical person would wonder if the "Loaf' really supports the Republican's policies, or is merely trying to reflag a long dead career and be saved from an endless tour of decrepit, bowling alley coffee shops and Howard Johnson cocktail lounges?


Yesterday Romney added southern rockers Marshall Tucker to his team, an important red state endorsement that should do wonders in battleground regions from Mobile to Tallahassee. Early on the Romney people decided to go for the uneducated. low income white vote so Marshall Tucker fits right into the old wheelhouse. Can't you, can't you see, what that woman...

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President Barack Obama hasn't been exactly asleep at the wheel himself while busy Mitt picks up the cream of the crop, he has his own crop of endorsees, maybe not on the level of Meatloaf and Ted Nugent but definitely comers.

Bob Dylan, you ever heard of him? How about the Boss, Bruce Springsteen? Right there in the President's corner.


That not enough for you. Kelly Clarkson? Hello, yesterday! And Bakersfield's favorite troubadour,  Merle Haggard. Yep.

I know that I haven't made things any easier for you. Kid Rock or Bob Dylan? Toughie.

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Doesn't really matter to me who you vote for. Just vote.

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