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    Default Tom Petty reportedly issues cease and desist letter to Michelle Bachmann

    Tom Petty reportedly issuing cease and desist letter to Bachmann

    Posted on 06.27.11
    By David Edwards

    Tom Petty may be taking legal action to make sure Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann stops using his songs at her campaign events.

    “NBC News: @TomPetty unhappy with Michele Bachmann’s use of ‘American Girl’ and in process of issuing [a cease and desist] letter,” Matt Ortega reported on Twitter only hours after hours after Bachmann used the popular song to kick off her campaign.

    NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell confirmed that report Monday night.

    “And details matter, and when Bachmann left the stage here, her campaign played the Tom Petty hit song, ‘American Girl,’” O’Donnell said. “Turns out petty isn’t pleased. His manager says they will ask the Bachmann campaign not to use that song.”

    Petty also issued a cease and desist letter to then-Governor George W. Bush for illegally using “I won’t back down” at his rallies.

    “The impression that you and your campaign have been endorsed by Tom Petty, which is not true,” music publisher Wixen Music Publishing Inc. told the Bush campaign.

    To make matters worse for Bachmann, former RNC Online Communications Director Liz Mair made this observation about the use of the Petty’s tune: “Isn’t that what the kidnapped politician’s daughter was singing in ‘Silence of the Lambs?’

    Mair appears to have since deleted that tweet.

    It’s been a tough campaign roll out for the Minnesota Republican. On Sunday, Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked if she was a “flake.” And prior to Monday’s official announcement that she was seeking the presidency, Bachmann confused actor John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

    Watch this video from MSNBC, broadcast June 26, 2011.
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    Awesome!

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    Good on him.
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    She's replacing it with Crazy Train.



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    I don't care what your politics are. You cannot use someone's copyrighted music without their permission for your campaign. Muse, Bruce Springsteen, and now Petty. If you don't have permission, don't use it people.

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    I don't blame him.

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    Maybe she can use this song since he is from her hometown an all. Oops that's right. She mistook the Duke for the serial killer! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    She's replacing it with Crazy Train.

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    Why the fuck don't these politicians know that you can't just use copyrighted material without permission? This isn't a new or novel concept. Even if they're too dumb, it looks like some of their staff would think to ask before some embarrassing shit like this happens.

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    Well done Mr. Petty. Keep up the good fight!!

    And believe me- this IS a good fight to pick. She. Is. Not. Worthy.

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    Haha, gotta love Tom Petty.
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    Good on ya, Mr. Petty. Bigoted Bitch and American Girl are not synonymous.

    (He won't back down. He will stand his ground.)

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    She is one crazy ass bitch. Similar to Palin-except she actually has thoughts and ideas(albeit crazy ones) and actually wants to see them through.




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    Wow, did the stupid bitch ever even listen to the lyrics?!?!


    Well, she was an American girl
    Raised on promises
    She couldn't help thinkin'
    That there was a little more to life somewhere else

    After all it was a great big world
    With lots of places to run to
    And if she had to die tryin'
    She had one little promise she was gonna keep

    O yeah, all right
    Take it easy, baby
    Make it last all night
    She was an American girl

    Well, it was kind of cold that night
    She stood alone on her balcony
    Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by
    Out on 441 like waves crashin' on the beach

    And for one desperate moment
    There he crept back in her memory
    God it's so painful when something that's so close
    Is still so far out of reach

    O yeah, all right
    Take it easy, baby
    Make it last all night
    She was an American girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    She's replacing it with Crazy Train.
    LMAO that is funny

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