For those NBC brass who would lamely insist that there was no "political issue" in their broadcasting of the Al Gore Live Earth concerts all across their channels, Mark Hemingway at National Review Online sat through it and reports that gravel-voiced lesbo-rocker Melissa Etheridge unveiled a new anti-Bush, pro-Cindy Sheehan song. On Monday morning’s edition of the Stephanie Miller radio show, Cindy Sheehan made one of her routine interview stops and said she saw that and loved the song and hoped to use it as her campaign theme song if she ran for Congress against Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Hemingway explained:
6:26 [PM]: Al Gore’s personal troubadour, Melissa Etheridge, takes the stage. Etheridge wrote the turgid theme song for An Inconvenient Truth, and today is premiering two new songs. The first, "Imagine That," near as I can tell, is written from the perspective of Cindy Sheehan. Etheridge is the only musician I’ve seen today that seems really revved up about the cause. Unfortunately, for her there’s really just no way for her to sing lyrics this overtly political and not have it be extremely awkward:
A mother was grieving he loss / her soldier the ultimate cost / she went to the man who’s been told he’s a king / waited outside of his compound to ask him a few things / she said "for what noble cause did my son have to die / where are there weapons and why’d you have to lie."
Hemingway also reported that Etheridge went on long leftist political rants on air that didn't make any factual sense. Gore immediately followed her on stage. Read the whole thing.
By the way, Sheehan also told Miller that like Etheridge, she would like to have babies with rock star David Crosby "if she still had a uterus," since Crosby is such an amazing person. Miller playfully suggested that Etheridge didn’t make babies with Crosby in the conventional way (her former lover Julie Cypher was artificially inseminated with his seed back in the 1990s), but Sheehan insisted she’d love to "spread his DNA" for the betterment of humanity.