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Friday, August 27, 2004
Rage against the machine
Alice Cooper wants to make it clear exactly why he thinks Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks are "treasonous morons."
He says it's not because they're against Bush, as news reports had originally implied. Cooper is a staunch Republican and a big supporter of President Bush. He even hangs with John McCain a lot.
"When I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched. Linda Ronstadt? Don Henley? Geez, that's a good reason right there to vote for Bush." Cooper told the Canadian Press.
Cooper clarified his comments yesterday and now says that the treachery is when rockers get involved in politics at all, since rock and roll is all about rebellion. (So much for all that Rock the Vote nonsense.)
There's no question that voting is totally for squares. But, then, this is coming from the guy who currently shills for a chain of office supply stores.
Posted by Kevin Libin on August 27, 2004 | Permalink
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It was pretty obvious the first time he said it.
Either media types are idiots or they wanted to hype up the "treasonous morons" statement to suggest that, once again, the evil Republicans are stifling free speech by saying everyone else is unpatriotic.
Either way, it doesn't exactly reflect well on the reporting.
Posted by: Kelvin | 2004-08-27 9:09:37 PM
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