In a move that hurts deep inside, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul has secured the extremely important Kelly Clarkson endorsement. From Rolling Stone:

"I love Ron Paul," Clarkson wrote on her WhoSay account on Thursday. "I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he's got my vote. Too bad he probably won't."

Naturally her many fans (including me) recoiled, and fired back at her endorsement, asking if she also agreed with Paul's views on (anti) gay rights, and the death penalty.

"I do not support racism," she wrote. "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."

WOW. Even though she doesn't buy into all of Paul's bullshit, I'm still having trouble with this. I'm sorta famous for leading the annual Mercury holiday party in a drunken, screaming karaoke rendition of Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone"... and I just don't know if I can do it any more. CAN OR SHOULD I?