The hit Meghan Trainor song "All About That Bass" is, depending on whom you ask, either a feminist rallying cry in praise of unconventional body types or an exploitative dirge objectifying women's derrières. And now Rep. John Carney, D-Del., might be forever linked to it.
How? The song is applicable, apparently, to a certain parochial concern, if you just get take "bass" and get rid of the second "s" and add an "in." To wit, on Tuesday, a group of bipartisan Northeastern lawmakers rallied to introduce the "Delaware River Basin Conservation Act," which would make the restoration and preservation of the body of water and its surrounding area a government priority.
To gin up enthusiasm for the legislative push, bill sponsors have been tweeting about the project all day alongside the hashtag #AllAboutThatBasin.
However, the prize for the best sales pitch — and best sport — goes to the lead sponsor Carney, who posted a 15-second video clip of him doing a classic middle-aged white guy dance to the annoyingly infectious pop song.
"My staff caught me getting pumped for the intro of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act. #AllAboutThatBasin," he tweeted.
My staff caught me getting pumped for the intro of the Delaware River Basin Conservation Act. #AllAboutThatBasinpic.twitter.com/MxmR9rPvWG
— Rep. John Carney (@JohnCarneyDE) April 14, 2015
Correction April 15, 6:52 p.m.
An earlier version of this post misspelled the name of Trainor's song.
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