Which is it Michele Bachmann? Are you dumber than a fifth-grader or are you too cocky to give a damn about copyright infringement? Given the fact that you are an attorney, I’m sure you have heard of that term.
However, Politico covers for you, by noting that you may not have received the cease and desist letter yet, so we’ll wait and see…
Maybe Tom Petty’s cease-and-desist letter hasn’t arrived yet.
The singer was reportedly nonplussed that Michele Bachmann played his “American Girl” classic when she officially kicked off her presidential campaign in Iowa Monday.
Yet the song blasted over the loudspeakers again immediately following Bachmann’s Tuesday night speech in South Carolina.
After playing for exactly 29 seconds, it abruptly stopped.
There was just enough time for the lyrics: “Yeah, she was an American girl – raised on promises.”
Then “Walking on Sunshine” came on in its place.
We’ll have to check if Katrina and The Waves have anything to say about this.
- Michele Bachmann Uses Tom Petty’s Song Again (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Tom Petty Tells Michele Bachmann to Knock It Off (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Michele Bachmann: An “American Girl” (soitgoes25.wordpress.com)
- Tom Petty To Michele Bachmann: Stop Using “American Girl” (alan.com)
- Michele Bachmann in Legal Spat for Using Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl’ at Rally (musicbusinessheretic.wordpress.com)
- Tom Petty vs. Michele Bachmann: Can he make her quit playing “American Girl”? (slate.com)
- Katrina and the Waves Tell Michele Bachmann to Knock It Off (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- What Should Bachmann’s Theme Song Be? (thedailybeast.com)