The McCain-Palin ticket has been struggling to find a theme song for Sarah Palin. They tried the 1977 hit "Barracuda," by Heart, but were told to look elsewhere. I think I join all of my countrymen in wishing that this simple ditty from 1952 could serve as the template today.
That said, if the Republicans really wanted to make a statement, they would use John Tavener's Palin, for solo piano and, wonder of wonders, also from 1977. "He's a Holy Minimalist," I'll explain to the campaign, if they ask. "He loves God and writes pretty music. And, um, he usually dresses in white. Yeah, I'm pretty sure he's Protestant." Sales of the brilliant Dutch pianist Ralph van Raat's new recording would go through the roof.
In other election-related classical-music news, this WaPo video starring Dana Milbank features the best convention-related use of a Brandenburg Concerto in the history of keeping track of this sort of thing.