Over at Human Events, Lisa De Pasquale interviews Ted and Shemane Nugent. Is the ultra-conservative Motor City Madman who gave us all Scream Dreams while recovering from Cat Scratch Fever after indulging in Wang Dang Sweet Poontang and learning that If You Can't Lick 'em…Lick 'em still mad? You decide based on these selective snippets:
4. What pop culture souvenir do you own that people would be surprised to learn that you cherish?
TED: A photo of me with Truman Capote & Andy Warhol….
9. If Republicans and Democrats had theme songs for 2010 what would they be?
TED: They could both share the Beatles' "I'm A Loser"…
10. What's the coolest thing you've been able to do because of your role in the political arena?
TED: There is absolutely nothing cool about politics….
11. What one thing would you do as President "just because you could"?
TED: Unlike so many power-abusing Fedzillacrats of yore, I wouldn't do anything simply due to the power of position, but I would do a hell of a lot of good, positive, sensible stuff by cleaning house of the corrupt bastards.
There appears to be some real difference of opinion in the Nugent household. When asked about the coolest political arena thing, Shemane countered Ted's declarative statement above with "Appear on C-Span, Hannity, and be invited to speak at the Heritage Foundation."
I enjoyed the Nuge when he used to swing on to stages in Tarzan garb and when he was on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations a while back. His views on many issues are retarded, especially related to the drug war. Witness:
"The drug cartels are extremely well financed and armed. They are as evil an adversary as the voodoo terrorist Taliban our soldiers face in Afghanistan."
Yeah, not quite, Ted. Black markets create the violence, not the devil weed that is the single-biggest "illicit" drug in use in these United States. But even here, you gotta kind like the Nuge as he asks Obama to appoint him drug czar:
Call me, President Obama. Hippies, dope heads, corrupt politicos and various other human debris hate me, which makes me the perfect man for the job.
Bonus De Pasquale interview: Lisa D talked to me in late August. A snippet:
11. What books were on your summer reading list?
GILLESPIE: I spent a chunk of time reading Steig Larsson's trilogy—you know, Girl With Mike Tyson Tattoo, Girl With Urinary Tract Infection, and Girl Who Eats Breakfast at Anne Frank's International House of Pancakes. I enjoyed them immensely because they were about a political magazine editor who had enormous amounts of random sex while fighting off serial killers and eating like 5,000 sandwiches. Which apart from the sex and the serial killers, pretty much is totally right on when it comes to describing my experiences. Steig Larsson gets it, though I'm afraid that he's written himself out.
Bonus video: Ted Nugent, scourge of all things mellow during the late 1970s, with Bourdain, shooting machine guns.