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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine endorses Rick Santorum, rocks political landscape

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Finally a Santorum story that doesn't require a potty joke. Dave Mustaine, angry red frontman of the band Megadeth, is a Rick fan.

Why is Mustaine set on Santorum? Apparently, the guy behind the album Killing Is My Business… and Business Is Good! is big on family values and common decency.

"Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable. Also, just watching how he hasn't gotten into doing these horrible, horrible attack ads like Mitt Romney's done against Newt Gingrich, and then the volume at which Newt has gone back at Romney… You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I'm hoping that if it does come down to it, we'll see a Republican in the White House… and that it's Rick Santorum."

A political statement from Mustaine makes sense when you consider that Megadeth's oeuvre does include a lot of political content. The album Rust in Peace is, I assume, a lament for the death of American manufacturing and economic change while the song "Almost Honest" is surely a sly critique of political doublespeak. And just consider the lyrics of 1992's "Symphony of Destruction."

You take a mortal man,
And put him in control
Watch him become a god
Watch peoples heads a'roll
A'roll…

This, right down to the image of rolling heads, is basically what I imagine a Santorum presidency would result in. Since he basically prophesized Rick Santorum's coming, maybe his endorsement should be no surprise. But the best part about all this is that while other musicians have been totally un-cool about letting Republican candidates use their music, Mustaine's glowing endorsement surely means that Rick Santorum will have access to the full Megadeth catalog for use on the campaign trail.

So don't be surprised if from now on those Santorum rallies look a little something like this: