Musical McCain Becomes YouTube Hit
But "bomb bomb Iran" joke may be tone-deaf political move
By Sarah Seltzer,  Newser User
Posted Apr 20, 2007 11:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – If John McCain fails in his presidential bid, he may have a future in karaoke. The senator-turned-songbird's impromptu performance of "Bomb Bomb Iran"—set to the tune of the Beach Boys classic "Barbara Ann"—at a South Carolina campaign rally has picked up 118,000 YouTube views since being posted yesterday.

Reactions have ranged from amusement to outrage. As for McCain, he doesn't see what all the fuss is about. When reporters questioned the ditty's possible insensitivity, he replied, "Insensitive to what? The Iranians?" Maybe to the Beach Boys, senator.