Let’s Leave Carrie Out of It, Shall We?

sexy carrie underwood.jpgThere is no question: walk-up music is power. 

Oh, don’t pretend like you haven’t thought about what your walk-up music would be.  Me?  Depends on the mood, but right now it’d be the first few bars of Cats, Van, Bags, or anything by Slayer.

For others, it may be something more tributary.  I fondly remember getting out of my seat and dancing every time Eli Marrero came to the plate with his uptempo salsa music blasting the stadium.  And how could I forget my first Adam Dunn walk-up?  Allen was there with me.  We were both in awe by his slow Phil Collins inspired saunter!

But I just plain don’t like it when politicians try to adopt songs from pop culture.  I didn’t like Bill Clinton’s use of what was once a great Fleetwood Mac song (mostly because of how it affected Al and Tipper, which subsequently made me throw up in my mouth, a lot) and I am not very fond of the current GOP’s outlandish claim to the Carrie Underwood song “Undo It”.

Undo what?

Health care?


Hold on a sec…

* * *

Okay, I’m back.  I had to go break some s***.

Undo it!?!?!?!?  How about you undo the notion that the previous band of politicians wasn’t fairly elected to make some big @ssed decisions that we — the friggin PEOPLE — asked them to make.

This whole running a country thing… it isn’t a game.  It’s not something to be taken lightly.  So I propose that the new majority spend less time thinking about what they want their walk-up music to be, and more time finding out how to pay for health care; because I think I broke my hand a minute ago breaking some s*** and now I need to go to Urgent Care.

Also, Carrie Underwood is too damn sexy to be associated with… Glenn Beck.


Hate me.  I don’t care.  Just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.





  1. blithescribe

    Wait, wait, you’re demanding substance over style? From politicians in this decade? Jeff, that’s downright un-American ;). Bread and circus has become government bailouts, tax credits and reality TV. Keep the people entertained and most folks couldn’t care less about substance in politics.
    As far as the political walk up music goes, I particularly love it when politicians pick a song where the actual meaning is pure comedic fodder when paired with their particular campaign. Reagan wanted to use Born in the U.S.A. Palin wanted to use Barracuda. Do they not even listen to the lyrics? LOL
    – Kristen

  2. raysrenegade

    Maybe the GOP should do as Rays 1B Dan Johnson does and walk-up to Men Without Hats “Safety Dance”. Seems like it will be a firestorm of lyrical preportions no matter what they pick. I am fine with anything trendy, but please can we bury and destroy Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” from evebn being considered until long after we are all…cremated.
    My walk-up song would be Loverboys “Loving Every Minute of It”. Don hate me cause I can rock it like a hurricane.

    Rays Renegade

  3. redstatebluestate

    Kristen — You bring up some excellent points… I think Born in the USA would be particularly hilarious for the likes of the Governator 😉
    RR — I won’t hate ya for that. In fact, I’ll give you a standing O!

  4. Jane Heller

    Have to disagree on the Clintons’ use of Fleetwood Mac. I remember when the two couples danced around on the stage in celebration, and for my generation it was like, “Finally the Baby Boomers are taking over from the old guys!”


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