Newt Gingrich Apologizes For Stealing ‘Eye of the Tiger’
Newt Gingrich has promised never again to use the song “Eye of the Tiger” in association with his future political campaigns. Newt wrote a letter in which he told the company that owned the song:
“We are very sorry that your song ‘Eye of the Tiger’ was associated with the 2012 Newt Gingrich campaign.”
The apology comes after the copyright holder filed a lawsuit against the Gingrich campaign way back in January. Newt, however, waited until Mitt Romney officially accepted the GOP presidential nomination last week to apologize.
It was during Mitt Romney’s GOP acceptance speech that the Gingrich 2012 campaign finally came to an official close.
In its lawsuit, the copyright holder specifically asks that Newt Gingrich never again be allowed to associate himself with the song made famous by the Rocky movies.
In ending his letter, Newt Gingrich writes:
“We will do our utmost to assure that this does not happen again.”
In case you happened to miss the moment Gingrich used “Eye of the Tiger,” here’s the video as the politician enters CPAC 2011:
Rude Music Inc. has not responded to the Newt Gingrich apology video. We have a feeling the company will respond better to a big pile of cash.
Do you think Newt Gingrich violated copyright protections by walking into various political stops with “Eye of the Tiger” playing in the background?