Opening Act: Kelly Clarkson Says Yes

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Dec. 29 2011 8:38 AM

Opening Act: Kelly Clarkson Says Yes

This blog went down briefly because of an ominously random code error. But what's a campaign without some technical problems?

Now, back to hard news. Last night, first season American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson began telling her followers about the greatness of Ron Paul.

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There was pushback immediately.

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And then sort-of-faded singer Michelle Branch arrived with back-up.

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What I gather from this: Low information voters haven't really heard about the newsletter stories, which are quite old but were only aired outside the political press over the Christmas holiday. Clarkson finally clarified:

I am really sorry if I have offended anyone. Obviously that was not my intent. I do not support racism. I support gay rights, straight rights, women's rights, men's rights, white/black/purple/orange rights. I like Ron Paul because he believes in less government and letting the people (all of us) make the decisions and mold our country. That is all. Out of all of the Republican nominees, he's my favorite.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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