Okay, this is not actually David Strom playing a surprisingly good acoustic version of one of my favorite hip hop songs, Outkast‘s Hey Ya, but it sure looks like him. And, by the way, Strom’s last name is particularly appropriate for this video.
For those of you who are not Minnesotans or are Minnesotans who don’t pay attention to our state’s public affairs or politics, David Strom is the spokesman and president of the conservative, no-new-taxes-despite-our-crumbling-infrastructure Taxpayers League of Minnesota.
Strom can often be seen on television on KSTP TV’s At Issue public affairs program and on Twin Cities Public Television’s Almanac program.
Strom blogs at his Our House blog. Anyway, as I said, this is not David Strom. It is actually Mat Weddle of Arizona band Obadiah Parker. But the thought that immediately popped into my head when I first saw the video was of Strom. Judge for yourself:
And, for comparison, the original Outkast Hey Ya music video: