Those of us of a certain age will remember the great song by Burton Cummings and “The Guess Who” – “American Woman”.

But we the literate also remember the song as being critical of America and it’s war in Vietnam… the lyrics make it pretty clear…

“American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don’t come a hangin’ around my door
Don’t want to see your face no more
I don’t need your war machines
I don’t need your ghetto scenes
Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else’s eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be“

Apparently Kari Lake was not listening too carefully.

Of course this is not the first time a Republican candidate has used a pop song without knowing in the least what it is about, the most famous example perhaps being Ronald Reagan’s misappropriations of John Mellencamp’s ode to socialism Pink Houses and Bruce Springsteen’s blistering critique of post-Vietnam America – Born In The USA.

And, if the man were not so stone-cold idiotic, one would almost think Dotard Drumpf setting MAGA toes to tapping with the Village People’s Gay Power anthem YMCA was done with tongue firmly in cheek.

But Lake’s use of Lenny Kravitz’s cover of American Woman as walk up music at her never ending campaign rally Friday night seems even more clueless. After all she is not some doddering old relic like Reagan and Trump, but was billed as a hip, media savvy candidate.

So much for that.

Laurie Roberts at AZ Central took her to task:

“’American Woman’ isn’t what Lake thinks

Somebody (but it won’t be me) should tell Lake that “American Woman” is not exactly an ode to, well, American women.

It’s also strange that someone so invested in all things America First would stage her triumphant entrance on a song written by a Canadian band.

As a tribute to Canadian women…

…There she is, waving to the MAGA faithful, as Kravitz orders:

“Don’t come hanging around my door“I don’t want to see your face no more“I got more important things to do“Than spend my time growing old with you”

There she is, pointing and beaming and her fans cheering as Kravitz implores:

“Now woman, stay away“American woman, listen what I say”

Like I said, clueless.

Our friend Ron Filipkowski has the video, and some commentary:





If I were running Lake’s eternal, infernal campaign I would suggest she use this more appropriate rock-n-roll classic:

She could dedicate it to Katie Hobbs.

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  1. I don’t think anything will equal back when the Freedom Caucus called itself the Tea Party. Which they had to hate because it sounds kind of fancy schmancy but sadly someone clued THEM in on what their original moniker meant. I know I’m not the only person who busted a gut laughing as they loudly boasted about being “Tea Baggers!” Well, it was both fun and funny as hell while it lasted.

    So, as I said I think that self-own won’t get knocked off the greatest political self-own of all time pedestal. But Lake’s new self-own is not only in the ballpark, I’d go so far as to say it’s in the “on-deck” circle!

  2. Republicon politicians are getting rich from fleecing their faithful.

    When are the poor republicons gonna realize that and cut off the spigot.

  3. Kari Lake is a totally evil woman who would have destroyed Arizona if she had won. Fortunately, most of the voters agreed with me and voted for Katie Hobbs who is doing a great job. Kari needs to crawl back under that slimy rock from which she crawled and stay there. Almost no one wants her.


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