Beto O’Rourke Apologizes for High-School Mixtape

REO Speedwagon? A taste from Andy Borowitz’s piece at The New Yorker:

“In my youth, I put a song on a mixtape that I deeply regret adding,” O’Rourke told a stunned crowd at an Iowa City diner. “REO Speedwagon does not represent who I am.”

The Democratic strategist Tracy Klugian cautioned that O’Rourke’s apology might not have put the mixtape scandal to rest.

“If that’s the only tape out there, then Beto moves on from this,” he said. “But if a mixtape comes out with Air Supply on it, he’s done.”

Read the tragic story here.


One thought on “Beto O’Rourke Apologizes for High-School Mixtape

  1. I suppose I am culturally isolated from O’Roarke’s generation, but I don’t understand the brief piece in the New Yorker.

    It reminds me of a stationary cycle session I was in a year or so ago. The young lady leading the class was playing a lot of contemporary fitness music to keep us going at a high RPM rate. About 2/3 through the class, she said she was going to give us “an oldie.” I kept waiting for the oldie until the class finished at which time I approached her and asked why we didn’t get what she had promised. Answer——“you did. I played it”. Me: “What was the oldie then?” Class Leader: “I played Billy Idol.” Me: “Oh. I had expected something closer to Bill Haley when you promised an oldie. Who is Billy Idol?”

    Back to O’Roarke…….at least no one read that childish poem he wrote about cows.


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