McCain quickly defended his musical taste, citing the Swedish band’s longevity and crossover success on Broadway.
“Now look, everybody says, ‘I hate ABBA. Oh ABBA, how terrible! Blah blah blah,’” he said. “How come everybody goes to ‘Mamma Mia?’ Huh? I mean really, seriously, huh? ‘I hate ABBA, they’re no good, you know.’ Well, everybody goes. They’ve been selling out for years.”
I was into AC/DC, Pat Benatar, and Van Halen when ABBA was at their peak. I couldn’t stand them and thought their music was a bad joke until I saw Mamma Mia onstage a few years ago. That changed my tune – literally.
For anyone who wonders why I never write anything about John McCain, well, what’s to say? I don’t care for him or the obvious flip-flops he’s made since being nominated. But he’s the representative of the party least likely to do something stupid to damage me, my family, and the world at large.
Now, finally, there’s something to like about the man.