Marilyn Manson's presidential pick -- The ''Mechanical Animals'' shock rocker will vote for Bush

Sorry, Marilyn Manson. Dream all you want, but if George W. Bush wins, he won’t be asking you to play at his inaugural ball. The aggressively controversial makeup-clad rocker told November’s Talk magazine that he supports the Bush ticket over Al Gore’s (he says he loathes Gore’s No. 2, avowed Manson-hater Sen. Joe Lieberman). The Republican response? ”A hearty but firm thanks- but-no-thanks,” snaps Bush campaign spokesman Tucker Eskew. ”Governor Bush is a different kind of Republican — but not that different.” And Marilyn’s friends can stay away too: ”We do not plan a coalition of Cross-Dressing Glam Rockers for Bush anytime soon.”