John MellencampAlthough he famously supported President Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign and has long been a champion of liberal politics, Americana rocker John Mellencamp doesn't think Sarah Palin is as out there as her foes make her out to be, he told AP.

"She's pushing the right buttons," Mellencamp said. "You can't be stupid and do that."

The 59-year-old singer of 'Our Country' and 'Pink Houses' fame thinks people are quick to judge Palin "because she says things and winks."