• > Home
  • > News
  • > John Mellencamp and Sarah Palin: Unlikely Bedfellows
  • John Mellencamp and Sarah Palin: Unlikely Bedfellows

    Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:30:49

    John Mellencamp and Sarah Palin: Unlikely Bedfellows - The rocker said that the former VP nominee is smarter than you think

    John Mellencamp Photos

    • John Mellencamp - NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Rock musician John Mellencamp performs at the 2013 Toys'R'Us Childrens Fund Gala on Thursday, May 16 in New York City. One of the largest, single-night fundraisers in New York City, the Toys'R'Us Childrens Fund Gala has raised more than $100 million, since its inception, to support charitable organizations that keep children safe and help them in times of need.
    • John Mellencamp - NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  A general view of atmosphere as singer/songwriter John Mellencamp performs at Radio City Music Hall on February 19, 2011 in New York City.
    • John Mellencamp - NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  A general view of atmosphere as singer/songwriter John Mellencamp performs at Radio City Music Hall on February 19, 2011 in New York City.

    more john mellencamp photos »

    John Mellencamp Videos

    • John Mellencamp - Troubled Man
    • Billy Joel - Pink Houses

    more john mellencamp videos »

    John Mellencamp might be a red state rocker, simply by geography, since he hails from Indiana, but the singer has never really expressed many right wing sympathies. Heck, he even asked Republican senator (and former Presidential nominee) John McCain to stop using his songs at political rallies. However, he has admitted to admiring former vice-presidential nominee and former Alaska governor, the much-maligned Sarah Palin, who was McCain's running mate. Mellencamp, who supported Barack Obama in 2008, was quick to point out that while his political beliefs do not fall in line with Palin's, he does think her intellect is underestimated.

    The Associated Press reports that Mellencamp said that people assume Palin's not smart "just because she says things and winks." He also said she "knows exactly what's she doing" and "she wouldn't be where she is today if she didn't." Hmmm, I think you give Palin a lot of undue credit, Mr. Mellencamp. However, he still said, "She's pushing the right buttons" and "you can't be stupid and do that."

    What do you think of Mellencamp's perceptions of Palin?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.25.10




    "Like" ARTISTdirect on facebook to get more news and info on John Mellencamp

    Tags: John Mellencamp

    Latest Music News

    more news headlines »

    • this week
    • last week
    • artist
    • ringtone
    • peak rank
    • wks on chart