After taking a shower tonight I’m suddenly not nearly as excited about being sunburned as I was in my prior post.
The Dixie Chicks are feeling the wrath of comments lead singer Natalie Maines made about George Bush while on their European tour. “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.” I hate to be the one to break the news to you sweetie, but patronizing the Europeans to sell more albums at a time like this will earn you no points back here in the States.
Personally I think they, as well as the rest of the anti-war “stars” deserve it. To quote the first sentence from the Citizens Against Celebrity “Pundits” website, “We the undersigned American Citizens stand against Wealthy Hollywood Celebrities abusing their status to speak for us.” I couldn’t have put it better myself.
From a recent USA Today Article:
“When it comes to assessing the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction, who are you going to trust? The real president or the guy who plays the president (Sheen) on Wednesday nights?” Jason Zengerle wrote in The New Republic this week.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told reporters recently, “If Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people, Hollywood is a Washington for the simple-minded.”
Even cellist Yo-Yo Ma told Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call a few weeks ago that artists should stick to art. “I think we should leave (the war) to the politicians.”
And columnist Coulter cracks, “Celebrities speaking out on the war is having an extremely positive effect on the pro-war movement.”
I find it a bit coincidental that my sister Tina and I were discussing the exact subject of celebrities speaking politics while on our way to log roll together a couple of weeks ago. We both agreed that simply having money and a large fan base does not make you any more qualified for politics than the rest of us. (Apparently we’re not quite as star struck as fellow competitor Shana.)
Now if we can only get Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock on the same boat as the Dixie Chicks maybe they’ll quit playing that damn country song of theirs on the radio.