Bon Jovi to Sarah Palin, ‘I Say YOU Can’t Go Home’

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"You give 'gov' a bad name." Photo: Getty Images

Apparently Heart isn't the only band that's pissed Sarah Palin is using their music to get crowds amped during her political rallies. Obama supporter Jon Bon Jovi also objects. Palin has been using his song, "Who Says You Can't Go Home" to help marshal that ever-elusive down-home Alaska feeling. The band released a statement today:

"We wrote this song as a thank you to those who have supported us over the past twenty-five years. The song has since become a banner for our home state of New Jersey and the defacto theme song for our partnerships around the country to build homes and rebuild communities. Although we were not asked, we do not approve of their use of 'Home.'"



As we all know by now, Alaska is nothing like New Jersey. Still, we can't help but think the Palin team has co-opted the wrong Jovi tune, especially for this moment of the campaign. What about "Blaze of Glory"? "Something for the Pain"? And, sorry, could there be a more appropriate number at this time than "Livin' on a Prayer"?


Earlier: McCain Campaign Could Give a Damn What Heart Has to Say About Anything
Related: Sarah Palin's Heaven [NYM]