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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Madonna's 1990 "Rock the Vote Ad" is Hopelessly Dated ... And That's a Good Thing!

Posted By on Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:52 AM

It's election day in communities across America. Here in Missouri, St. Louis County voters -- only 10 percent them, actually -- are expected to to go to the polls to vote on a smoking ban for bars and restaurants.

Stereotypically, it's been the younger generations who are least likely to vote, and over the years a whole band of celebrities have shot PSA's encouraging these young slackers to head to the polls. (Remember the "Vote or Die" campaign?)

Some of the messages have lasting power. Others, like this Madonna video from 1990, are such outdated relics that their only purpose today is entertainment.

Does Madonna really sing, "Freedom of speech is as good as sex"? Of course she does. She's Madonna. In 1990. Back when she was as sexy as, say, men in white tees and tight jorts.

Here are the exact lyrics:
Truth is where you find it
Get uppppp and voooote

Dr. King, Malcolm X
Freedom of speech is as good as sex

Abe Lincoln, Jefferson, Tom,
They didn't need the atomic bomb

If you don't vote, you're going to get a spanking.

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