Saturday, August 16, 2008

McCain Defends His ABBA Adoration

All right, I can understand criticizing McCain over say, his proposed tax cuts ... which cuts taxes for the rich far more than for any other group, while Obama's plan will favor the middle class, but criticizing him because he likes ABBA?

On Thursday, McCain spoke to Walter Isaacson at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. McCain was questioned about a recent interview with Blender Magazine in which he selected ABBA’s 1976 hit Dancing Queen as his favorite song.
Isaacson: “What were you thinking?"

McCain: “If there is anything I am lacking in, I’ve got to tell you, it is taste in music and art and other great things in life. I’ve got to say that a lot of my taste in music stopped about the time I impacted a surface-to-air missile with my own airplane and never caught up again.

Now look, everybody says, ‘I hate ABBA. Oh ABBA, how terrible! Blah blah blah,’ How come everybody goes to Mamma Mia? Huh? I mean really, seriously, huh? ‘I hate ABBA, they’re no good, you know.’ Well, everybody goes. They’ve been selling out for years.”
He's right, and not only has Mamma Mia been successful in theatres, it's recently hit the movie screen as well. And I have a soft spot for Dancing Queen, remembering the first time I saw my wife dance was to the song.

After all, it's not like he said he liked Barry Manilow, is it?

Speaking of Dancing Queen ...

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