aerosmith-walk-this-way.thumbnail.jpgAerosmith guitarist Joe Perry may have endorsed John McCain last year, but neither the band nor their publishing company endorsed the use of  the band’s classic song "Back in the Saddle Again" to celebrate the GOP’s unanimous opposition to the stimulus.

The 38-second video put out by GOP House Whip Eric Cantor–whose his wife is managing director of the Virginia subsidiary of New York Private Bank and Trust which got $267 million of the TARP money–was yanked off YouTube today by the Aerosmith’s publishing company, Stage Three Music which had not been contacted about the usage by Cantor’s peeps. 

Neither the publishing company nor the band approved of the usage, so Stage Three, exercising its legal rights, filed a copyright infringement claim with YouTube and the video was removed.

You’d have thought the GOP would have learned its lesson after all those cease-and-desist letters they got during McCain’s campaign over the unauthorized use of songs by Jackson Browne, Heart, Van Halen and the Foo Fighters.

And you’d think elected officials would follow the law…Dream on!

Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.

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