This music video is called American Girl – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
From the Huffington Post in the USA:
Tom Petty To Michele Bachmann: Stop Playing ‘American Girl’
Posted: 06-28-11 06:15 PM
Renowned rocker Tom Petty hit Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with a cease-and-desist letter Monday following the congresswoman’s decision to close out her campaign announcement to the tune of “American Girl,” Rolling Stone reports.
It’s not the first time Petty has fought back against a politician using one of his songs. During the 2000 presidential campaign, Petty insisted that George W. Bush not use his hit “I Won’t Back Down” to promote his run for the White House.
And Petty isn’t the only artist who has taken issue with politicians choosing to populate their campaign playlists with their tunes. From Aerosmith to Van Halen, take a look below at the historical face-offs between musicians and politicians.
See also here.
Michele Bachmann: Spirit like a serial killer: here.
Did the Bachmann family clinic violate its agreement not to engage in “religious based counseling?” Here.
Travis Waldron, ThinkProgress: “Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) formally kicked off her presidential campaign yesterday, painting herself as a Tea Party candidate who is ready to lead the country back to prosperity (even if her former chief of staff doesn’t think so). Today, in classic Tea Party form, Bachmann reiterated her long-held belief that a federally mandated minimum wage is a job-killing federal regulation that may need to be abolished”: here.
‘God Has Created You for Heterosexuality’: Clinics Owned by Michele Bachmann’s Husband Practice Ex-Gay Therapy: here.
Bachmann ditches her controversial church: here.
Bachmann Staffer Arrested for Terrorism in Uganda in 2006: here.
Michele Bachmann: Crazy Like a Fox, Mother Jones Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011 issue: here.
Bachmann would consider Everglades drilling program even George W. Bush opposed: here.
Iowa debate, straw poll mark further rightward shift by Republicans: here.
Global warming “denialism” is becoming a tribal marker for Republicanism: here.
Rick Perry & the Environment: 3 Things You Need to Know: here.
Rampant Denial About the Threat Posed By Christian Dominionists, Perry and Bachmann: here.
Dawkins Destroys Perry on Evolution | AlterNet: here.
Rick Perry: Social Security A ‘Monstrous Lie’: here.
The most striking part of the first full-blown debate in the Republican primary was the total rejection of science. In a surreal scene near the night’s end, Gov. Rick Perry likened the people denying global warming science to Galileo: here.
Christian Right rebranding Jesus: here.