What is it with American leaders "borrowing" rock & roll for extremely uncool purposes? Just a week after David Byrne made ex-Florida governor Charlie Crist apologize for swiping "Road to Nowhere," Rachel Maddow has stumbled upon conservative news site Human Events' YouTube channel (via Buzzfeed) where you can watch two episodes of a series called "ROCK SOLID" in which Human Events managing editor Adam Tragone questions Republican Congressman Thaddeus McCotter about world affairs. The Michigan rep offers thoughtful responses... while peeling off some sweet Rolling Stones licks on his American-flag-printed Telecaster. He plucks out what sounds like "Gimme Shelter" at the top of the webcast, and later whips out a little "Satisfaction" while discussing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (who is accused of paying for sex with underage prostitutes. Get it?) Sound weird? It looks weird, too:
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