Monday, July 07, 2008

Dead Support Barack Obama


The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Grateful Dead may reunite to help support the Obama campaign. The announcement was expected as historically the Dead have long supported the political aspirations of Chicago Democrats. Jerry Garcia appeared in this news conference and performed the moribund California rock band's 1987 hit "Touch of Grey" in a poignant tribute to the presumptive Democratic nominee's recent penchant to operate in various gray areas of political rhetoric.


The ostensibly surviving members of the Dead were quick to dismiss rumors that the other officially deceased members of the band, rhythm guitarist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan and keyboardists Keith Godchaux and Brett Mydland, were supporting the campaign of Senator McCain.

3 comments:

Mike said...

For some reason the song "Hell in a Bucket" comes to mind. Not sure why...

Mark Heuring said...

Go figure, Mikey. Go figure. Make sure to check out my report on McCain, too.

Night Writer said...

Chicago, where being dead is only a minor inconvenience to the Machine when it comes time to turn out the vote, and a death certificate is an acceptable form of voter ID!