The Who's Pete Townshend: Rock Legend, Grammy Winner, And" Neoconservative?! | MediaiteQuicklink submitted by Rob Kall Permalink
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|Apparently the Who's legendary guitarist (and the non-inventor of The Windmill ) is kindred spirits with the likes of Bill Kristol and the rest of the Weekly Standard types who believe it is America's duty to police the world and export democracy at gunpoint. In an interview with ABC's Jonathan Karl, the guitar titan admitted that he's 'a bit of a neocon.' Townshend told Karl that he believed Mitt Romney was going to win the presidential election. 'I thought he was throwing the money in such buckets,' he explained. 'And I thought Obama looked tired--because the hurricane must have come like a sock in the chops. I mean, the actual detail of having to deal with all of that stuff in the middle of a campaign.' 'I try to stay away from American politics, I'm a bit of a neocon,' he said, 'I like the idea of America as the world's police force, and then we don't have to do it.|
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