The McCain-Palin campaign appeared to adhere to the old journalism adage — do first, apologize later.
Seems 70s/80s rock phenomenon and sisterly duo, Heart, did not appreciate their 1977 rock hit “Barracuda” being played in honor of the self-professed “Hockey Mom” of Wasilla, Alaska, Gov. Sarah “Barracuda” Palin.
Oh no. Heart didn’t appreciate it at all:
Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart said Thursday night that Universal Music Publishing and Sony BMG have sent a cease and desist notice to the McCain-Palin campaign over their use of ‘Barracuda.’
“We have asked the Republican campaign publicly not to use our music. We hope our wishes will be honored,” the group said in a statement that said they “condemn” the use of the song at the Republican convention. (CNN)