seems as good a place as any for:GOP's new youth ambassador: Lady Gaga?
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Politics may make for strange bedfellows — but even for this town, this may be the oddest couple to ever make beautiful music together: House Republicans…and pop diva Lady Gaga.
At Tuesday morning's weekly GOP conference meeting, Republicans were shown a clip of a video parody of the Lady Gaga hit, "Just Dance" that replaces the popular song's refrain with "Just Tax."
The parody video was developed by Peter Cowman, a 23-year-old who just graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, outside Rep Dave Reichert's district. A spokeswoman for Reichert said the congressman wanted to show his colleagues the video to encourage them to get young people involved using new media, and noted his district is home to a cluster of technology companies.
"He wanted them to encourage the youth in their district, and share the message on a level that young people can relate to," Reichert's spokeswoman told CNN.
Asked about the video, House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence, R-Ind, laughed and said "it's part of the Pence youth initiative."
Pence admitted that very few members were familiar with the original Lady Gaga song.
commentary is full of the usual republicans are stupid & evil/ no democrats are stupid & evil, but there are a few gems like "The irony of this is that Lady Gaga is an ardent supporter of the gay community and gay rights, something that your average Republican is against. The fact that they picked this song so blindly to parody just makes that irony so much sweeter."