[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]John Mellencamp[/lastfm] has revealed his admiration for Sarah Palin.
The “Our Country” singer, who vocally supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, has given credit to Palin for her savvy in the political arena. In a recent interview with news outlets he says that Palin “knows exactly what she’s doing.”
He also explained that, while he doesn’t support her political views, “she’s pushing the right buttons” and “she wouldn’t be where she is today if she didn’t.”
He adds that he is impressed by the mark she has made on the country since she ran on John McCain’s presidential ticket in 2008. Mellencamp made headlines during that campaign when he asked McCain to stop using his songs at Republican rallies.
The 59-year-old also said that the public may not be aware of Palin’s full intellectual potential “just because she says things and winks.”
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