The Republican party obviously doesn’t have much respect for artists’ rights. This was demonstrated repeatedly by the McCain campaign last year, when they tried to use “popular” songs (some of them popular 25 years ago, but it was McCain, after all) as campaign theme music, only to be shot down by the artists who wrote the tunes or made them famous demanding that the McCain people stop using their songs.

Well, it’s happened again. The House GOP folks, apparently proud of their self-defined “victory” against the stimulus package this week (and please explain to me, how is it a victory when they didn’t keep the measure from passing and received widespread condemnation from voters for their obstructionist behavior?), decided to celebrate this alleged win with a little ditty set to an Aerosmith song.

The guys in Aerosmith are not amused.

And really, can you blame them?

-jane doe