And Marilyn O’Grady will get her message across via a television campaign...

Bruce Springsteen’s efforts to run PRESIDENT BUSH from the WHITE

HOUSE has seen him incur the wrath of a conservative

NEW YORK politician who has launched a ‘BOYCOTT THE BOSS’ television campaign.

US senate hopeful Marilyn O’Grady

is using the commercial as part of her election


“He thinks making millions with a song-and-dance

routine allows him to tell you how to vote,” she said

in her ad. “Here’s my vote: boycott The Boss. If you

don’t buy his politics, don’t buy his music.”

According to Billboard,

O’Grady added: “[Bruce Springsteen] has a right to say what he thinks, but we have an equal

right to speak. Now that he’s moved onto the political

stage to bash my President, it is entirely fair to respond.”

Bruce Springsteen and

REM are leading a host of prominent

musicians in a series of anti-Bush fundraising

concerts around the US this autumn, ahead of the

November presidential elections. The ‘Vote For Change’

shows take in 28 cities in October. The star is also

closely tied to Democratic candidate John

Kerry’s election push – his ‘No Surrender’

has become the anthem of Kerry