SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Pat Boone backs candidate here

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

* Daily Herald

Legendary singer Pat Boone, famous for hit songs in the 1950s and 1960s, praised Republican Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville for Congress Tuesday on behalf of a national organization for seniors.

“I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Larry Kaifesh,” Boone said in a statement from the group, the 60 Plus Association. “Seniors can depend on Larry Kaifesh.”

Kaifesh is running for Congress against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates in the 8th Congressional District.

The organization gave Kaifesh an award that it said is given to politicians with voting records that benefit seniors. Kaifesh, a U.S. Marine veteran, is making his first run for office.

* Did you know that Pat Boone covered “Crazy Train?” I kid you not

- Posted by Rich Miller        


23 Comments
  1. - CirularFiringSquad - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:35 pm:

    Is Pat Boone still alive?
    Bet we were not the only ones asking that ?
    Speaking of the dead why is no one carrying the Durkie news conference live?


  2. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:37 pm:

    You’re a cruel man Miller. There ought to be a warning against clicking on that link.


  3. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    My grandparents loved Pat Boone.
    If they were alive, they would vote for a candidate he endorses!


  4. - OneMan - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:38 pm:

    He did a whole album of metal and other stuff…

    http://www.amazon.com/In-Metal-Mood-More-Nice/dp/B000005KOE

    Also Enter Sandman…

    http://youtu.be/z67IqrmygZY

    Added Bonus Do Ho singing shock the monkey

    http://youtu.be/G5WOAxu28C0


  5. - DuPage Rep - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    I never knew Ozzy Osbourne wrote such meaningful lyrics.


  6. - Linus - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    I agree, 47th - and yet, there is that “PARENTAL ADVISORY” label that only begins to hint at the horrors awaiting listeners.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:46 pm:

    Catch Pat Boone in “Roger and Me” singing his Chevrolet song. Yikes.

    Pat Boone is a demographic sweet spot endorser… in 1973.

    But, at least he cares enough to participate, which is more than I can say for (insert name here).


  8. - train111 - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:49 pm:

    Pat Boone is on the nutjob crazy train too, with his questioning Obama’s birth certificate, saying he’s a Marxist and all the other goofy trappings we’d expect to hear out of a Donald Trump. If Kaifesh has a prayer, he’d stay away from that kind of goofy endorsement.


  9. - Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 2:52 pm:

    “* Did you know that Pat Boone covered “Crazy Train?” I kid you not…”

    I actually bought the album, for a novelty. My old lady hated it. She thought Boone desecrated classic songs. I didn’t care for Boone’s vocals, but I loved the swinging band behind him. I loved hearing those songs in a jazzy style.

    Paul Anka did a very good jazzy version of a Nirvana tune.

    I heard great bluegrass versions of Sabbath tunes. I love Black Sabbath very much, and well as the Ozzy solo albums with the late, great guitarist Randy Rhoads.


  10. - Chicago Cynic - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:08 pm:

    Pat Boone is alive - well you learn something new everyday here on the CapFax blog.


  11. - He makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:09 pm:

    The other day I heard Pat Boone cover “Stairway to Heaven”, I nearly shot my drink out of my nose!


  12. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:13 pm:

    Ah, Pat Boone. White Bucks, glass of milk, and a flask in his pocket. Actually, he and Allen Ludden were top competitors at the National Geometric Association convention. A toss up as to which was the “Worlds Most Perfect Square”


  13. - D.P.Gumby - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:15 pm:

    Pat Boone first celebrity endorser ever “convicted” for consumer fraud by FTC for hawking an acne product and paid significant fine.


  14. - Bring Back Boone's - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:17 pm:

    That’s one cover I didn’t see coming…


  15. - The Prince - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:19 pm:

    Pat Boone also covered “Long Tall Sally” in the 50s.


  16. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:26 pm:

    Pat Boone is to rock what Shiela Simon is to campaigning


  17. - Precinct Captain - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:26 pm:

    When I first heard Pat Boone did In A Metal Mood, I picked up a copy and I listened to the whole thing. I haven’t listened since.


  18. - Springfieldish - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:32 pm:

    Good Lord! Boone is Richard Cheese without the sense of humor.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBOpk33VlSg&list=PL1E0DACEC079DBEC2&feature=share&index=23


  19. - Midstate Indy - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:33 pm:

    That crazy, crazy train is the swingingest thing I’ve heard since Lawrence Welk. Sweet tune, man, sweet tune.


  20. - walker - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:40 pm:

    They give awards for prospective voting records as well? Cool.


  21. - paddyrollingtone - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:43 pm:

    That’s quite an endorsement! Here’s the man in his own words:

    What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists. Hate is hate, no matter where it erupts. And by its very nature, if it’s not held in check, it will escalate into acts vile, violent and destructive.

    http://www.wnd.com/2008/12/82830/#RfTSQacbrwZZc2Bh.99


  22. - A guy... - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    Oh.


  23. - Pius - Thursday, Jul 10, 14 @ 9:03 pm:

    I too have a copy of Mr. Boone’s attempt at Metal….but I (and my spouse) have never been able to listen to more than about 2.5 songs at a time!


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* AFSCME: Rauner memo "riddled with misinformation"
* Question of the day
* Rauner vetoes no-strike bill
* Governor's office claims it's pledged no lockout, dropped pension demand
* Dusting off the playbook
* To fair or not to fair?
* *** UPDATED x1 *** This just in...
* Over-reading the tea leaves?
* Poor winners
* A very bad case of whiplash
* Motion, not movement
* Uh-oh
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Can the new Moto G survive in the world it helped create?
        * Check out this dope Motorola Moto G photo gallery
        * Burn up all your matches in Matchiiz puzzle game, now on Android
        * Android media-indexing bug opens door for DoS attacks
        * ‘Plants vs Zombies 2′ gets a new content update called ‘Summer Nights’
        * Facebook’s Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp
        * Farming Simulator 16 makes all your farming dreams possible, sort of

        * Steverson pleased with offense's resurgence
        * Samardzija appears to be staying put
        * Left oblique strain lands Bonifacio on DL
        * White Sox's last bench spot looms larger than usual
        * Behind Quintana, White Sox eye seventh straight win
        * White Sox back Shark for sixth straight win
        * Betts flies over fence on catch-turned-homer

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot dead
        * US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test
        * Kirk's public comments, gaffes raise questions
        * No bond for man charged in fatal shooting of Chicago boy, 7
        * Owner of closed Chicago hospital sentenced in bribery scheme
        * Rauner vetoes legislation to ban strikes, worker lockouts
        * Baby left in car for 2 hours in Joliet improves
        * Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for expansion
        * Experts: Moderate Kirk can survive party-member criticism
        * S. Illinois woman missing 9 days found in thicket of woods

        * Rauner, AFSCME reach another contract extension; governor vetoes bill to prohibit strike, lockout
        * Private employers now can give hiring preference to veterans after Rauner signs law
        * Private employers now can give hiring preference to veterans
        * Illinois House votes to reject pay raise; Senate vote expected next week
        * Statewide tourism numbers up, although most Springfield historic sites see decline in visitors
        * Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps
        * Statewide tourism numbers up, although most Springfield historic sites seeing decline in visitors
        * Illinois House approves legislation to block lawmaker pay raise
        * Madigan files legislation to block lawmaker pay raise
        * More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

        * Exelon sees little hope of saving Quad Cities nuke
        * What happened to the 100s of jobs Huron Consulting promised?
        * What happened to the hundreds of jobs Huron Consulting promised?
        * As Chicagoans die, police pension burden hobbles city's response
        * How a call from Rauner's office fired up attack on ad tax plan


          * Rauner, union agree to two-month contract extension
          * Cops: Skokie man shot in Evanston while exiting vehicle
          * Emanuel defends privatization guidelines
          * Outpouring of donations for pair whose home burned down on wedding day
          * Waukegan Air Show canceled due to dispute with airport neighbors
          * Medical examiner: NW Side woman died of heat-related causes
          * Ex-police chief indicted again on theft charges
          * Gary man admits killing girlfriend, shooting her lover
          * Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds declares innocence on tax charges
          * Suspect in slaying of Amari Brown, 7, held without bail


          * Rauner, AFSCME reach another contract extension; governor vetoes bill to prohibit strike, lockout
          * Private employers now can give hiring preference to veterans after Rauner signs law
          * Bill McGee: Massacres of black Americans nothing new
          * Ron Ellis: Advice for crafting Illinois' budget
          * Michael Gerson: Coronating a wounding queen?
          * Illinois House votes to reject pay raise; Senate vote expected next week
          * Statewide tourism numbers up, although most Springfield historic sites see decline in visitors
          * Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps
          * Our Opinion: Vietnam vets never forgot Mel-O-Cream's kindness
          * Robert Lynch: Chatham gun owner ready for 'terrorist punks'


          * Sports Talk 07-29-15
          * PODCAST: Melany Jackson, C-U at Home 07-29-15
          * UI's Nugent up for congressional honor
          * Uken on DWS: southern Champaign County crops doing better than northern ones
          * PODCAST: Dr. Timothy Nugent 07-29-15
          * Updated: Arrest made in Terron Jackson death
          * Two hurt in crash on I-74
          * Street closures listing
          * Jury acquits 17-year-old in shooting
          * Rice to Italy: 'I couldn’t pass this up'


          * Songs of Summer flower show coming to Chicago Botanic Garden
          * Court documents: 3 U.Va. graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted campus rape article
          * Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption
          * Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years
          * Before putting him on leave, COD board sought to rein in Breuder

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Durbin targets for-profit colleges that ex......
          * Why labor unions care about for-profit col......

          * Top GOP fundraiser's comments raise questi......
          * Top GOP fundraiser questions Illinois sena......
          * Top GOP fundraiser questions Illinois sena......
          * Top GOP fundraiser questions Illinois sena......
          * Kirk's public comments, gaffes raise quest......

          * AFSCME, Rauner Reach Contract Extension
          * Medicaid: 'A World Of Difference' For Illinois Kids
          * What About Shedd?
          * HUD action aims to improve integration and reduce segregation
          * “You’re harming retirees,” Judge tells Mayor Rahm. She refuses to stay her ruling.
          * Three-million day.
          * Is the GOP on the brink of a civil war, Rasmussen asks
          * Duckworth "proud" to support Planned Parenthood
          * The Weekend Desk Report
          * The [Wednesday] Papers


          * Governor Takes Bill Action
          * Governor Rauner Signs Veteran Preference Bill
          * Governor's Office Statement on Passage of HB 576
          * Time Running Out to Stop Legislator Pay Raise
          * Governor Announces Appointments




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller