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Friday, February 5, 2016

Most Important Political Development of the Week

Ohio governor John Kasich pledges to reunite Pink Floyd
The Republican presidential hopeful is making a reunion between Roger Waters and David Gilmour one of his priorities
 John Kasich with musician Rod Webber: ‘I promise you Pink Floyd if I’m made president.’ Photograph: John Minchillo/AP
Wednesday 3 February 2016 05.33 EST
Ohio governor John Kasich has pledged to reunite Pink Floyd if he’s ever made president. Forget climate change, inequality and Islamic State: the Republican presidential hopeful is making a reunion between Roger Waters and David Gilmour one of his priorities. In an interview with CNN, he set out his case.
“Roger Waters is a remarkable artist,” he said. “I saw The Wall in Pittsburgh; it was absolutely incredible. And if I’m president, I am going to once and for all try to reunite Pink Floyd to come together and play a couple of songs.”
As with anything in politics, it won’t be easy: last year, Gilmour declared that the band had run its course, saying: “I’m done with it.”
Gilmour, who recently released his latest solo album Rattle That Lock, also said that he was “pretty certain” that the band’s 15th album, 2014’s The Endless River, would be their last. Pink Floyd haven’t performed together since appearing at Live 8 in 2005. - the guardian
On account of I think American National Politics is a waste of time for everyone involved. Big money runs the world. Changing the President isn't going to change that one whit.

Via Detroit Steve, who asked: Where are the Democrats on this issue? I think he has identified a key question for the 2016 Presidential Election.

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