Rock legend Mick Jagger waded into presidential politics on NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend singing a piece called "Tea Party."
The only candidate specifically mentioned by Jagger was Mitt Romney who he warned viewers, "Don't ever let him cut your hair" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary, vulgarity warning):
Jagger introduced the song by telling the audience, "My roots are in blues music. I love the blues because in any era the blues talk about what’s on people’s minds. So here’s a blues that I wrote about the presidential election.”
With the legendary guitarist Jeff Beck assisting him, Jagger crooned, "If you want to sleep in the West Wing, yeah you got to strategize a bit. Yeah you want to sleep in the West Wing, you wanna keep that private boat and alley, you got to strategize a bit. Yeah you’re gonna have to raise about 100 million dollars, or you’re gonna end up so deep down in the s--t.”
The censors clearly missed that little vulgarity there.
Jagger continued, "Yeah, Mr. Romney, you know, he's a mensch, but he always plays it straight and fair. Yeah, Mr. Romney, he's a hard workin' man, and he always says his prayers. Yeah, but there's one little thing about him, don't ever let him cut your hair."
For those missing it, this was an obvious reference to the Washington Post's pathetic hit piece about Romney allegedly cutting the hair of a student when he was in prep school.
Pretty sad when bogus propaganda makes its way into pop music.
You really can't turn on the TV anymore without running into anti-conservative claptrap.
(HTs too numerous to mention, but thank you!)