Dave Mustaine supports Rick Santorum for president

In a recent interview, Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine has thrown his support behind Rick Santorum for President. Why? — Because clearly only the best of the best of the best have the moral fiber needed to suspend a campaign for one day to be at their sick infant daughter’s side. As much as I love Megadeth’s music and have been a fan for years, the inanity of this weird endorsement just kills me.

Mustaine said, “Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable.”

Using that logic, any Tom, Dick or Harry can be president if only he is a good parent. Isn’t that what all good parents do when their children are sick? What kind of douche would tell their kid, “Hey, I’m trying to campaign here! Suck it up!”?

The singer continued, “You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it does come down to it, we’ll see a Republican in the White House…and that it’s Rick Santorum.”

Mustaine also revealed that Mitt Romney’s monetary situation leads him to wonder if there is some shady business going on. He said, “I’ve got to tell you, I was floored the other day to see that Mitt Romney’s five boys have a $100 million trust fund. Where does a guy make that much money? So there’s some questions there.”

He’s not feeling the love for Newt Gingrich, either. He said, “And watching Newt Gingrich, I was pretty excited for a while, but now he’s just gone back to being that person that everybody said he was — that angry little man. I still like him, but I don’t think I’d vote for him.”

How can we as a country back someone who doesn’t believe in gay marriage and supports a pre-emptive war in Iran? F is for fighting, I guess….but it doesn’t mean I’ll be rushing out to buy any of their CDs any time soon.

UPDATE: We sourced the full interview back to MusicRadar and found another nugget of Misdirected Mustaine to marvel at. A whole section of the interview is directed at Ron Paul:

Ron Paul… you know, I heard somebody say he was like insecticide – 98 percent of it’s inert gases, but it’s the two percent that’s left that will kill you. What that means is that he’ll make total sense for a while, and then he’ll say something so way out that it negates everything else. I like the guy because he knows how to excite the youth of America and fill them in on some things. But when he says that we’re like the Taliban… I’m sorry, Congressman Paul, but I’m nothing like the Taliban.

Yikes. How about sitting down with Google for a while there, Mr. Mustaine? Maybe start with the non-aggression principle, since he’s so interested in its architecture.

In other news, Mustaine has taken a moment to remove his feet from his mouth and qualified his words as not an endorsement of anyone. He said, “Contrary to how some people have interpreted my words, I have not endorsed any presidential candidate.” Hinting at possible legal ramifications, Mustaine added “I never used the word ‘endorse.’”

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  • Edm7425

    Mustaine should stick to making second rate albums as he has done for the last 15 years.  Santorum has zero chance of being president because he is a religious nut that has the brain capacity of a dirty washcloth.  The notion of a metal musician backing a republican is absurd.  I could write a book why Mustaine is washed up and his opinion on politics is so uninformed that it is not even wrong but I don’t have the time.  Honestly, listening to Mustaine speak about politics has the same value as Risk: zero.

  • christina knight

    are you serious?  do you read the paper mr. mustaine?  do you oppose gay marriage, abortion rights, contraceptive rights, separation of church and state, etc.   there has not been a more narrow minded or divisive candidate for president since pat robertson.