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Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Oh, Come On!

Let's see, President Bush's approval ratings have dropped far below 50%. His Social Security-busting plan is floundering. His manipulative stand on Terri Schiavo was not supported by most Americans so...what's a White House spin operation to do?

How about release 'news' that a) the president listens to an iPod like tens of millions of Americans and b) reveal what songs he does listen to?

So, that was the story in today's New York Times. Potus is Podding. Here is what the NYT says is on his iPod:

John Fogerty, "Centerfield"
Van Morrison, "New Biography," "Brown Eyed Girl"
John Hiatt, "Circle Back"
Alan Jackson
George Jones
Alejandro Escovedo, "Castanets"
Joni Mitchell, "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care"
The Gourds, "El Paso"
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, "Swinging From the Chains of Love"
Stevie Ray Vaughan, "The House is Rockin' "
James McMurtry, "Valley Road"
The Thrills, "Say It Ain't So"
The Knack, "My Sharona"

But there is one huge caveat here. The president doesn't pick the songs. His aide Mark McKinnon does. McKinnon used to be in charge of media strategy for the Bush re-election effort.

I'm sure he and Karl Rove are laughing their heads off. The press fell for this nonsense, too.


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