Madonna

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Madonna is a pop star known for her Top 40 hits, wild antics and brilliant marketing tactics.

Political Views

It's no secret that Madonna can't stand George W. Bush. In 2004 she endorsed Wesley Clark in an impassioned letter to her fans, saying at the time that "the future I wish for my children is at risk." A year earlier her American Life video was was pulled from distribution for being too anti-Bush in the weeks leading up to the Iraq invasion. She has also urged fans to see Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'.

In 2004 the following was attributed to Madonna:

Unfortunately our current government cannot see the big picture. They think too small. They suffer from the "what's in it for me?" syndrome. The simple truth is that the current administration has squandered incredible opportunities to bring the world together, to promote peace in regions that have only known war, to encourage health in places that are ravaged with disease, to make us more secure by living up to our principles at home and abroad. The simple truth is that the policies of our current administration do not reflect what is great about America.


Protest Songs

Recently remixer Sly Ciccone, (whose website unfortunately seems to be down at the moment) crafted an unofficial new version of Madonna's hit "Live to Tell", where audio of Bush & Blair making various misleading statements is contrasted with the chorus "A man can tell a thousand lies":

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Near the end Noam Chomsky chimes in to put things in perspective, and Madonna herself wraps up the track with some reflective spoken word.

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