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Now this is funny!

Alice Cooper, that paragon of conservative values and restraint is… backing George Bush! Methinks the more wingnut elements of the Republican Party will probably have rather mixed feeling about that particular endorsement.

Well at least his reasons are hard to fault. Why? Because so many musicians are backing Kerry and…

If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are. Why are we rock stars? Because we’re morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal. Besides, when I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn’t already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that’s a good reason right there to vote for Bush.

Not quite enough to get me swooning for Dubya, but damn, one can find strangely compelling wisdom in the most unlikely places.

17 comments to Now this is funny!

  • Well, if you didn’t know, Alice Cooper went “spiritual” a few years back. In fact the man became a youth group leader at his church. So I think even the “wingnuts” may very well accept that man as well.

  • I reported on this, on Blogcritics last week, you can imagine < a href="http://blogcritics.org/archives/2004/08/22/105001.php">the reaction from the right-on types.

  • Shannon Love

    Back when Tipper Gore was going ballestic over rock lyrics in the 80’s Ozzy Osburn gave some advice on parenting that I took heart and worked very well

    (paraphrasing)

    “I’m responsible for what my children watch and listen to and if I don’t want them to watch something they bloody well don’t!”

    Amazing how well that attitude works.

  • Xavier

    If you’re surprised by this, you clearly don’t know much about Alice Cooper. He’s been a Republican for years.

  • jon

    Anyone who takes parenting advice from Ozzy should rethink his outlook on life. Or at least watch an episode or two of The Osbournes.

    And I’m glad someone in the entertainment industry is taking up the cause of not taking up causes. Now, if only a President’s wife could take that advice, we could be so much better off as a country. I’m sick of their “causes” and “interests”. How about being a wife and not being some sort of beauty contest winner?

    Too much to ask.

  • Ian Bennett

    Contrary to his public persona, Alice Cooper (Vince Furnier) is a surprisingly lucid and erudite speaker. His religious views are no surprise as his father was (is?) a minister.

  • I reckon Alice Cooper’s Wayne’s World cameo is fairly true to life. Even way back in the 70’s he’d far more likely be found on the golf course than the usual rock star haunts.

  • It’s also fairly well known that one of his best friends is Glenn Campbell.

    That must be quite a site on the golf course!

  • Effra

    Alice looks like he was left out in the rain like the cake in Macarthur Park (song of suitable vintage). I can’t imagine any music fan under 40 taking much notice of a guy who makes Sky TV commercials with Ronnie Corbett. However, Britney Spears has also come out for Bush, no doubt sharing his views on the sanctity of marriage. All he needs now are endorsements from Marilyn Manson, Eminem, NWA and Rockbitch.

  • He is one of the leading proponents from the “Golf course rehab”, getting all sorts of rockers to play Golf instead of getting wrecked. It may sound bizarre but Alice and Judas Priest manage to make Golf “cool” in the metal world.

  • JuliaM

    Great comment from Ozzy.

    Kind of gives the lie to that ‘fried his brain on booze & drugs’ attitude that creeps in to every article about him, (whether written directly or inferred by use of language) eh?

  • R C Dean

    Speaking of brain fried, JuliaM – the quote is from Alice Cooper, not Ozzy Osbourne. ;-)

  • JuliaM

    D’oh! That’ll teach me to open three webpages simultaneously…!

    Still, all these heavy metal guys look the same to me….!

  • Chris Durnell

    Here in Arizona we are subjected to Alice Cooper’s rock ‘n roll / baseball themed restaurant (you read that right) as well as his occassional appearance on local car dealership commercials (which he may own, I don’t know.)

  • Larry Blue

    In 1980, I got roughed up by a Cooper bodyguard at some event in Pheonix – I’ll never forgive him for that trauma … well I don’t really remember it much since I was backed at the time but my friends told me a very lurid story to explain the black eye and busted lip.

  • Richard Easbey

    Note to Chris D. in Arizona:

    You’re not “subjected” to anything. Your TV, unless it’s very unusual, has BOTH an ON/OFF switch and a means of changing the channel. Look into it.

    (all in good sport, Chris. I’m not trying to be mean.)

  • Jonathan L

    If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are.

    I have always worried about the idea that people may be persuaded about an issue because a star backs it. The papers worry that politicians are out of touch with real people and yet Film / Rock stars are supposed to be experts. The fact that they are the most vacuous people on the planet is somehow not important.

    On another note, does this mean that GW can use the excellent song “Elected” on the campaign trail, or “Hey Stupid” in his negative ads?