The artist formerly known as "John Cougar Mellencamp" is one of those rockers who, like Heart's Wilson sisters, objected to having his songs palyed at McCain-Palin rallies during the 2008 presidential campaign. But -- surprise! -- Mellencamp has expressed his respect and admiration for Sarah Palin:
Mellencamp told the Associated Press on Friday that he admires the former Alaska governor, and that people get the wrong idea about Palin, "just because she says things and winks."We wonder if Mellencamp realizes that his liberal fans will turn on him like rabid bogs for refusing to go along with the offical Democrat Party line that Gov. Palin is "stupid." Hope you invested all that money from record and CD sales wisely, John, because you just made a radioactive isotope out of yourself as far as the unhinged left is concerned.
To achieve what Palin has accomplished thus far requires intelligence, and Mellencamp said Palin "knows exactly what's she doing."
"She wouldn't be where she is today if she didn't."
Although Palin and Mellencamp are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, the singer said "she's pushing the right buttons" for her supporters, and "you can't be stupid and do that."