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Kids Like Lady Gaga, Right?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, July 22 2009

Talking Points Memo reports that Washington State Rep. Dave Reichert screened a home-brewed video at this week's Republican Conference meeting in an effort to show how new media can help the GOP reach young voters. Where Lady Gaga's "Just Dance" song is an upbeat encouragement to folks to get their boogie on, "Just Tax" is a mournful reproach of the Obama Administration's spending. And while it's billed as a parody, it's actually rather earnest. A sample lyric: "This shouldn't happen, man. Go on and ask Japan. Remember the nineteen-nineties. [Google it.]"

A Reichert spokesperson told CNN that the rep "wanted to show his colleagues the video to encourage them to get young people involved using new media, and noted his district is home to a cluster of technology companies.” (Thanks Josh Sherman for passing it along.)