The Carpetbagger Report » ‘I don’t feel he is owed any respect whatsoever’:
Posted 9:42 am
I admit that I didn’t follow the ‘controversy’ surrounding the Dixie Chicks very closely in 2003, but I can’t help but enjoy seeing how the country group isn’t backing down now.
Now that [Natalie Maines is] truly notorious, having told a London audience in 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, ‘Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,’ Maines has one regret: the apology she offered George W. Bush at the onset of her infamy. ‘I apologized for disrespecting the office of the president,’ says Maines. ‘But I don’t feel that way anymore. I don’t feel he is owed any respect whatsoever.'”
Maybe I am just ahead of the curve, but I was telling everyone who would listen in ’99 and 2000 that I was ashamed that George W Bush was a Texan…and I included my then Congressman in the shame game (both his and mine), since my Congressman was Tom Delay.
Once the ‘Chicks made there comments, I thought they showed courage to stand up for their rights to say what they thought. I realize their apology was a lot like the little kid being told to apologize for saying something he heard his parents say, in other words, make nice for the good people. Everything this President has said and done leaves me still agreeing with Natalie.
And yes, I will be buying the new album…and should they hit Houston, I’ll be going to their concert…