Ex-MTV VJ Kennedy: Current GOP Figures Are A Lot Like ’90s Rock Bands

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August 7, 2014 9:54 a.m.
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Kennedy, the one-name wonder who now serves as the semi-youthful libertarian voice at the Fox News empire, believes that a trio of Republican politicians are — surprise, surprise — just like three bands that peaked when she was an MTV VJ in the 1990s.

From the New York Times:

“Let’s say Ron Paul is Nirvana,” said Kennedy, the television personality and former MTV host, by way of explaining the sort of politician who excites libertarians like herself. “Like, the coolest, most amazing thing to come along in years, and the songs are nebulous but somehow meaningful, and the lead singer kills himself to preserve the band’s legacy.

“Then Rand Paul — he’s Pearl Jam. Comes from the same place, the songs are really catchy, can really pack the stadiums, though it’s not quite Nirvana.

“Ted Cruz? He’s Stone Temple Pilots. Tries really hard to sound like Pearl Jam, never gonna sound like Nirvana. Really good voice, great staying power — but the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts.”

Kennedy, whose full name is Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, used to be on MTV.

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