Pat Boone in a Mental Mood
The quote of the day comes from terrifying Aryan-pop crooner Pat Boone, in re the Dixie Chicks.
If I were the president of Iran, if I were Osama bin Laden or any of the terrorist organizers and I could have my wish list totally. I couldn't ask for anything better than for America's entertainers to bash their president, denigrate him, make him seem like an idiot and a self-serving fool, and then have the media go along with it and promote it like crazy and try to undermine the whole war effort.
"Couldn't ask for anything better"? What about, I dunno—nukes?
This is a pretty good indicator of how the Dixie Chicks have brushed off the "scandal" of three years back. For more, check out the New York Times story on their strong new record sales. And it's always the right time to read Reason's reporting on musical politics.