Oh, this is RICH! Heard tonight from Drudge, that Dan Quayle walked out of a concert by John Mellencamp because Mellencamp decided he wanted to do more than entertain – he wanted to opine on politics. To borrow Laura Ingraham’s book title, “SHUT UP AND SING!”
Here’s a brief story about it from Mercury News:
Dan Quayle took time out from participating in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Stateline, Nev., on Friday to attend John Mellencamp’s concert only to run into a political statement.
He then made a statement of his own by walking out during Mellencamp’s rendition of “Walk Tall.” Before launching into the song, Mellencamp told the Harveys casino crowd, in effect, that it was dedicated to everyone hurt by policies of the current Bush administration.
Quayle, who served as vice president for President Bush’s father in 1989-93 walked out of the venue before Mellencamp finished the song.
Quayle said through a publicist: “Well, I think Mellencamp’s performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top.”
Mellencamp couldn’t be reached for comment.