I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
Madonna used to be so much better at keeping secrets. Back in the flamboyant days when people wanted her to rip her clothes off and expose her tender lady parts, she actually held it in. She lived to tell the secret.
Whether this means swearing like a sailor, punctuating every emotion with an f-bomb or references to fecal expulsion, it’s all in the eye of the beholder — or ticket holder, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC, earlier this month.
Like a Gallagher concert, the best seats are usually under the tarp.
This is really nothing new. Entertainers and performers have long been known to dive head-first into political waters and sometimes make waves larger than expected.
So leave it to Madonna to blow the lid off any questions concerning whether today’s President “Barack Obama,” (if that’s his real name) may or may not be Muslim — or, as many suggest, known to sometimes dabble in the occasional Boston pancake, with permission (of course).
Maybe in 2008, Madge wasn’t ready for the fall, too blind to see the writing on the wall. Four years ago, here’s how the Material Girl justified her love for Obama at her November 4th concert (two days after the election) at Petco Park in San Diego.
“This is a historical evening. This is a motherfucking important evening and we are lucky to be sharing it with the world. This is the beginning of a whole new world. Are you ready?! Are you fucking ready?!”
“And now it is so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House. Y’all better vote for fucking Obama, OK? For better or for worse, all right, we have a black Muslim in the White House! Now that is some shit. That is amazing shit. It means there is hope in this country.”
A man can tell a thousand lies
I’ve learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, ’till then
It will burn inside of me
This story should be causing a commotion. When the media relies on the Queen of Reinvention to offer a ray of light on what 12% of Americans — identical percentages of Republicans and Democrats — already believe, that, indeed, really is the shit.
It’s nevertheless a disturbing image, watching a former sex symbol transition with added years and mileage — aging DNA fighting the muscular skeleton of a grandmother, while the mind still insists it dress you up like Katy Perry. You see a lot of these people at Walmart.
Madonna wasn’t done. Refusing to take a bow after divulging her secret, she removed her shirt and pulled down her pants to reveal the name “OBAMA” written in all capital letters across her lower back.
“When Obama is in the White House for a second term, I’ll take it all off,” she threatened, effectively endorsing Mitt Romney — because, let’s be honest, nobody has any interest in seeing that anymore.
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