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W&W Morning Run: “Late Night” Band Plays “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” to Greet Michele Bachmann

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Michele Bachmann was the latest GOP candidate to turn to late night in her presidential campaign, but when she arrived on the stage of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and sat with the host, she was greeted to curious entrance music: The Roots played “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.”

It was intentional. The “Late Night” band’s drummer tweeted after the incident: “Aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title.”

Bachmann is not only in the midst of the campaign, but is promoting her new book. She sat down and smiled and went through the interview, obviously not aware of the title of the song.

Fallon tweeted this morning, “@questlove is grounded.” Naturally, conservative bloggers are outraged. John Nolte of BigHollywood writes, “This is also a political move on NBC’s part, a way to undermine a candidate by turning them into a joke. They might as well have put a “kick me” sign on her back.”

Questlove’s Twitter profile includes a picture of him posing with President Obama. A spokesman for NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

Garcetti Raises: Los Angeles councilman Eric Garcetti, among the candidates for mayor of Los Angeles, will raise money at the home of Eric Paquette and Jessica Postigo on Dec. 10. Co-hosts include Ellen Goldsmith and Jon Vein, Rick Jacobs and Shaun Kadlec, Cookie Parker and Gary Fleder.

At the White House: Kermit the Frog and Jason Segel visited the White House on Tuesday, the the Obama administration hosted a screening of the latest Muppet movie for military family. (The Hill)

Last night, President Obama and Michele Obama were on hand as the White House hosted a concert of country music performers, including Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, Kris Kristofferson, James Taylor and Lyle Lovett. The event was capped by an all star performance of Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee.”

“I’ve hopped on planes to big cities. I’ve ridden buses through small towns. And along the way, I’ve gained an appreciation for just how much country music means to so many Americans,” Obama told the crowd in the East Room.

“8” in L.A.: Rob Reiner will direct a benefit reading of Dustin Lance Black’s “8” and the Wilshire Ebell Theater on March 3. The event is a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Departing: Richard Socarides and Kerry Eleveld are leaving Equality Matters, the advocacy org launched by Media Matters. (The Advocate)

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