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Red Hot Hillary Peppers

The local media (here in LA) reports that Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop in California along with the band, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, to rally the younger vote for John Kerry. This is interesting on so many fronts.

1. The rally was actually called "Take Back the Senate" and it was aimed at getting the majority in the Senate back for the Dems--not a specific rally for Kerry as the media claimed.

2. If it were a rally for Kerry, why campaign in California where Bush has almost no chance of winning? Safe place for Hillary to claim she put in the effort under the radar screen--good place for her to build a base for the next go around. Also, is Boxer in trouble?

3. Why do they need to get in touch with the younger vote? Could it have something to do with recent polls that have shown Bush gaining ground in the 18-34 crowd?

In any event, the reports on the event were nauseating. This band was playing their wild music against a red, white and blue backdrop reading "Take Back the Senate" and then Hillary or Barbara Boxer or some other Democrat operative would come out in their oh-so-put-together pant suits and give some boring speech about how important voting is. You know 80% of the students there were there for the drugs or the music or some other unmentionable. But what a strange combination of elements it made! It looked like the nerd version of Woodstock!

Discussions - 4 Comments

hey....ya cant bag on RHCP...

But you have a point, i cant see the sense in campaigning in a state like cali where the dems are gonna sweep anyway....

I liked the Chili Peppers better in the late 80’s, when they were dedicating songs to Barbara Bush. Although "I wanna party on your p****, baby" was no doubt tongue in cheek and they likely didn’t support Bush back then, either, at least they didn’t advertise their politics. Ah, youth.


And yes, you’ve got to question the LA location and the late timing by Hillary.

I was at a RHCP concert right before the 2000 election. Half way into their set they started talking about the evils electing a ’good ’ol boy’ and why we shouldn’t support some hick. I take it they weren’t talking about the candidate from Tenn. but whatever.

J. Ponzi said:

" or some other Democrat operative would come out in their oh-so-put-together pant suits and give some boring speech about how important voting is."

Huh?? So, what do we see female Republican politicians wearing? Don’t they wear "oh-so-put-together" pant suits, too?? I didn’t realize that female Republicans could be ID’d by their, what, no doubt genuine, disheveled and unkempt appearance???!!??

Also, what’s THIS: "...the students there were there for the drugs or the music or some other unmentionable." Since when is MUSIC an "unmentionable"????? (Now, if your example is Ashcroft "singing" his hit "Let the Eagle Soar," I might concede the point....)

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