Mitt Romney — Accused of Hijacking Campaign Tune from Rockers Silversun Pickups


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Mitt Romney“s been engaging in illegal activity — playing the rock tune “Panic Switch” on the campaign trail without permission from the band Silversun Pickups — this according to the band which fired off a cease and desist letter to the candidate today.

According to the band”s frontman Brian Aubert, “Romney has, without permission, begun to use Silversun Pickups” 2009 smash “Panic Switch” at campaign stops across the country.”

Aubert adds no one in Romney”s camp ever asked for permission to use the song, but it”s pretty clear he wouldn”t have gotten it even if he asked.

Aubert says, “We don”t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don”t like the Romney campaign. We”re nice, approachable people. We won”t bite. Unless you”re Mitt Romney!”

Best of all, Aubert says Romney”s a victim of irony, because “he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign.”

Ouch.