Monday, August 30, 2004

The peasants are getting restless

(Snap hat tip: Martin Fierro)

MTV, ROLLING STONE and the rock and roll establishment -- past and present -- have cast their vote, and their man is John Kerry.

So on Sunday night when John Kerry's daughters were announced to speak at the annual MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS, the MTV youth were expected to welcome his daughter's as pop culture princesses.

Instead, in an era of the unexpected, the daughters of the Democratic candidate were met with cheers -- AND JEERS -- during the live broadcast in Miami.

From the moment Alexandra and Vanessa started speaking, the boos outweighed anything close to cheers, and the reaction turned worse when the daughters asked the VIACOM youth to vote for their father. So shocked by the reaction, the taller of the two daughters tried to 'shhhhhh' her peers to no avail.
Maybe it was because she was dressed like Hiawatha instead of wearing the see through dress? Anyhow, the Daily Recycler has the video. Catch it now before they edit out the boos like they did for Hillary.

And more to the point, what was politics doing at a music awards ceremony?

UPDATE: Rodger helps out.