Yesterday we posted some YouTube videos of Mike Huckabee plucking the bass at various campaign stops and, lo and behold, he turns up (as a scab) with Jay Leno last night and plays the bass again. But if you're going to vote for a bass player for president, why not go all the way and back the greatest of them all? That, of course, would be Derek Smalls of Spinal Tap and, rumor has it, he is quite the secret lefty and now lives in New Orleans.
It might not hurt this year, with certain audiences, that one of his former bands was the Christian rock outfit, Lambsblood, famous for its appearance at the legendary "Monsters of Jesus" festival.
Here is Derek revealing his top qualification for the job.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Forget Huckabee--Derek Smalls for president!
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