The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge reports that Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (above, left) has formally endorsed the Presidential candidacy of Arizona Senator John McCain. Clearly, Perry was moved to make a public statement after mulling the nefarious ways in which Peter Prescott and Barack Obama plan to redistribute his wealth.
“We pretty much stay out of it, but seeing so many people come out for Obama, I just felt like ‘What the hell, I might as well raise my hand for this side,” Perry said from his Duxbury home.
The Bay State rockers have done a few fund-raisers for the Kennedy family over the years, but Perry’s endorsement of McCain marks a first for the platinum-selling guitarist/songwriter. A lifelong Republican, he said he was inspired to come forward because of ringing McCain endorsements from Rudy Giuliani and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.