I suspect there's a whole generation of politicians who, deep down inside, are just frustrated rock stars who dream of stalking the stage, a la Mick Jagger. That was evident last weekend when State Auditor Tom Salmon, who's running for reelection in November on the GOP ticket, took the mic at the Tunbridge World's Fair to belt out his version of John Mellencamp's "Rain on the Scarecrow." Check it out here.
Music reviews fall outside my purview as a news writer, but suffice it to say, Mellencamp's lament about the death of the American family farm was a good song choice for Salmon, considering his Orange County audience.
Which left me wondering: What song would Salmon's Democratic challenger, Doug Hoffer, counter with? The logical choice would be Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant." Hoffer's resume includes his stint as the restaurant's maître d' back in the ’70s.
Any other musical requests for these or other statewide candidates? Please send 'em our way and we'll let the band know. Please note: There will be NO swimsuit contest in this race.