by Jeff Hahne
John McCain and Sarah Palin have been asked to stop using Heart's song "Barracuda" to promote vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, who is nicknamed the "Barracuda" from her basketball days.
After the song was played during the Republican National Convention on Wednesday, the band asked them to stop. So, on Thursday...the song was played again.
My favorite part of the story is the comment from the band: "Sarah Palin's views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song 'Barracuda' no longer be used to promote her image. The song 'Barracuda' was written in the late '70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women. (The 'barracuda' represented the business.) While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there's irony in Republican strategists' choice to make use of it there."