Web-Savvy Makes Its Way Into Press Releases: The 'Barbara Ann' Edition

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Apr 24, 2007 4:37 PM
I missed this statement from Rep. Shadegg in my e-mail when the McCain "Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran" story was hot, but I liked it when I found it today, so here it is:

“I would be happy to pay for any national commentator who called this either ‘grave’ or ‘troubling’ to download the Beach Boys album that includes the song ‘Barbara Ann,’ to his or her iPod, because they obviously need to get a sense of humor.”
Shadegg: "I may be old enough to know 'Barbara Ann,' but I'm hip enough to tell you sticks in the mud what to  download to your iPods. If you even have iPods, amateurs."

I'm just glad Congressmen are adding the iPod-slam to the arsenal of press-release insults. Next, Mitch McConnell will be all, "The Democrats are living in such a pre-9/11 mindset, I bet Harry Reid still has TLC in his iTunes Top 10."

To which Harry Reid will inevitably reply, "If my Republican colleague knew even the first thing about music, he would know that I'm totally too emo for that, and I was listening to Modest Mouse in 2000. Way back before everyone thought they were cool, I might add. Posers."

Burn.