Monday, May 14, 2012

Jeff Fitzgerald steals the wrong song.

The Fitzgeralds are not having a great week... first Scott Fitzgerald accuses Lori Compas of running for office because her husband told her to, and now the brother steals a Dropkick Murphys song.

From the Dropkick Murphys Facebook page:

We just got word that Wisconsin State Rep and Speaker of the State Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald used "Shipping Up To Boston" as his walk-on song yesterday at the Wisconsin GOP Convention in Green Bay.

The stupidity and irony of this is laughable. A Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate - and crony of anti-Union Governor Scott Walker - using a Dropkick Murphys song as an intro is like a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap!

Fitzgerald: if you and your staff can't even figure out your music you might wanna give up on the politics!!!!!

We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S!


1 comment:

DanBack said...

To be clear, if the venue pays for a license from the big performing rights societies (ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) the campaign didn't technically "steal" it. They should have known better and realized that word would get back to the band and are obviously amateurs, but there was no "stealing". If the venue doesn't have a license from those places, then they did.