Post-election pop cultural round-up
- November 5, 2008 12:41 PM |
- By Arts Online
Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz claims he owes his very existence to VP-elect Joe Biden. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
After a thrilling and grueling election season, the liberal-leaning members of the entertainment world now shed a collective tear and breath a sigh of relief, safe in the knowledge that their man made it into office. What better time to see how our favourite politically-engaged popcult figures exercised their civic duty on the big day?
If you believe the statement Madonna made during her concert last night in San Diego, "this is the beginning of a whole new world." Presumably, she means a non-material world and one sans Sarah Palin. While an onscreen image of Obama glowed in the background, Madonna led the audience through a clapping, hugging and swaying session before calling it a "historical evening."
And finally, please forgive us for sleeping on regular Fall Out Boy news updates. We recognized the error of our ways after hearing bassist Pete Wentz declare, "If it weren't for Joe Biden, I would not exist as a human being."
According to their son, Mr. Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz II and Dale Wentz met while campaigning for Biden in the 1970s. The Vice President-elect was even a guest at their wedding. We know America is a little sour on political dynasties right now, but would it be out of the question to ask Biden to play godfather to the soon-to-drop mini-Simpson-Wentz?
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