As you may have already heard, a couple of days ago, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine told musicradar.com that he was "hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican" (he knows politicians aren't robots right? Surely that should be a "whoever," not a "whatever"?) and gave his own rather bizarre opinions of all of this year's G.O.P. presidential candidates.
He started off quite sensibly, expressing suspicions about Mitt Romney's wealth ("Where does a guy make that much money? ... There's some questions there ..."), but it was all downhill from there. He called Newt Gingrich "that angry little man," before immediately admitting "I still like him," and then went off about Ron Paul in a verbal beatdown that made almost no sense at all.
"I heard somebody say he was like insecticide," Mustaine noted confidently of Paul. "Ninety-eight percent of it's inert gases, but it's the two percent that's left that will kill you. What that means is that he'll make total sense for a while, and then he'll say something so way out that it negates everything else." I mean, we don't like Ron Paul either, but when Dave Mustaine starts accusing other people of saying things that are "way out," it's so ironic that there'll probably be a T-shirt about it in Vice magazine next month.
Finally, Mustaine stated loudly and clearly: "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."
That's a pretty solid and unambiguous endorsement, we think. So we were (semi-) surprised yesterday to hear that Dave's changed his mind. "I respect the fact that Santorum took time off from his campaign to be with his sick daughter," he explained in a press release, "but I never used the word 'endorse.'" No, D.M. You said you hoped our next president would be Rick Santorum. How is that not a frickin' endorsement from you?
But let's be honest: Expecting Dave Mustaine to make any sort of consistent sense is a bit like expecting Newt Gingrich to stay married to a woman who's been diagnosed with a serious illness. It just ain't gonna happen.
Dave has a history of saying stuff that is just batshit mental. Last December, for example, he told MTV Hive that: "It's pretty clear that they're taking prayer out of school ... I collect books and I have some really, really old schoolbooks, and God is mentioned on every single page. They're taking God out of the schools to dumb us down."
Uh, what? We wonder if Dave knows about that 2010 study that showed that people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs than those who didn't. Probably not, given that, later on in that same MTV Hive "dumbing down God" interview, Mustaine said he'd beat up a "transgender dude in a dress" for using the same changing room as his wife. This man is definitely not the sharpest tool in the tool box (though he's definitely a tool of some description).
It's no wonder then that he's choosing to support (we didn't say "endorse," Dave -- don't get upset) Rick Santorum: A man who believes that women who are raped and subsequently get pregnant should "make the best out of a bad situation" and have the child. A man who wants to reinstate Don't Ask, Don't Tell. A man who once compared gay sex with incest. Of course Dave likes this guy! Santorum says as much bigoted, insane shit as Mustaine does.
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