Sunday, November 02, 2008

Punk endorsement for McCain

Spotted, appropriately, at Conservative Punk...Johnny Ramone's widow Linda endorses John McCain. In fact, she joined Megan McCain on the stump in Nevada. Unfortunately, there are no individual links to posts at Megan's'll have to look through the recent posts to find it.

It's maybe not so surprising...the Wikipedia article clues us in on Johnny's politics:
Infamous in the punk community as being one of a few conservatives, Cummings made his political affiliation known to the world in 2002, when the Ramones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. After thanking everyone who made it possible — clad in his trademark T-shirt, ripped blue jeans and leather jacket — he said "God bless President Bush, and God bless America."
Also not very surprising that Wikipedia would consider conservative politics to be infamy, and that his politics were so exceptional that they felt they had to have a section of his Wikipedia entry dedicated to the topic, but that's a topic for another day. Linda Ramone's endorsement might pale in comparison to others, but it has a certain cool factor to it. As a long-time Ramones fan ("I Wanna Be Sedated" is the default ringtone on my cell phone), I like to think Johnny wasn't the only conservative in the band.

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