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COLUMN NINETY, MAY 1, 2003
(Copyright 2003 The Blacklisted Journalist)

THE DIXIE CHICKEN:
THE APOLOGY NATALIE MAINES SHOULD'VE GIVEN OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT


NATALIE MAINES

[Instead of bursting into tears under the bullying of ABC media shill Diane Sawyer, Natalie should have stated the following, written by an anonymous satirist at http://www.thespeciousreport.com/2003_dixiechicks.html. The fact of the matter is that in our 75 years, we have never seen a Republican shy away from showing disrespect for an American President who happened to be a Democrat The Republicans can dish it out, but they sure can't take it.]

Apology from Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, March 2003

As a concerned American citizen, I apologize to President Bush because my remark was disrespectful. I now realize that whoever holds that  office should be treated with the utmost respect.

I hope everyone understands, Im just a young girl who grew up in Texas. As far back as I can remember, I heard people say they were ashamed of President Clinton. I saw bumper stickers calling him everything from a pothead to a murderer. I heard people on the radio and TV like Rush Limbaugh, Pat Robertson, Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott bad mouthing the President and ridiculing his wife and daughter at every opportunity.

I heard lots of people disrespecting the President. So I guess I just assumed it  was acceptable behavior.

But now, thanks to the thousands of angry people who want radio stations to boycott our music because criticizing the President is unpatriotic, I realize its wrong to have a liberal opinion if you're a country music artist. I guess I should have thought about that before deciding to play music that attracts hypocritical red necks.

I also realize now that I'm supposed to just sing and look cute so our fans won't have anything to upset them while they're cheating on their wives or getting in drunken bar fights or driving around in their pickup trucks shooting highway signs and small animals.

And most important of all, I realize that its wrong for a celebrity to voice a political opinion, unless they're Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, Merle  Haggard,  Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt, Hank Williams Jr,  Amy Grant, Larry Gatlin, Crystal Gayle, Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Lorrie  Morgan, Anita Bryant, Mike Oldfield, Ted Nugent, Wayne Newton, Dick Clark, Jay  Leno, Drew Carey, Dixie Carter, Victoria Jackson, Charlton Heston, Fred  Thompson, Ben Stein, Bruce Willis, Kevin Costner, Arnold Schwartzenegger, Bo  Derek, Rick  Schroeder, George Will, Pat Buchanan, Bill O'Reilly, Joe Rogan, Delta Burke, Robert Conrad, or Jesse Ventura.  

God Bless America,

Natalie  ##

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