Monday, June 02, 2008

Merle Haggard's new song about Hillary

This is honest truth and I offer it with NO political comments.

The "Okie from Muskogee" has voiced his opinion on politics again. In the 1970's he seemed conservative when he samg about "the 'hippies out in San Francisco' smoking marijuana and burning draft cards." (from Time magazine)

On the less conservative side, he also spoke out against the Iraq war "in 2003 with his song 'That’s the News,' which criticized coverage of the Iraq war and he later came to the aid of the Dixie Chicks when they came under fire for their comments about President George Bush at a concert." (more here)

Now Merle has a song supporting Hillary Clinton for president. Here are the lyrics from the one word titled song "Hillary":

If we don't elect Hillary, then we'll never know.
She is the right lady, and her husband's a pro.
Eight years in the White House with the know-how we need.
When you walk with a leader, you learn how to lead.
And who kept her head high when it could have been down?
And who ran the show when the scandal hit town?
This country needs to be honest. Our changes need to be large.
What we need is a big switch of gender. Let's put a woman in charge.

A woman in charge of the Army, put a woman in charge of the wheel.
The country owes it to Hillary, and Hillary owes it to Bill.
This country needs to be honest. Our changes need to be large.
What we need is a big switch of gender. Let's put a woman in charge.


He sang this at a recent concert, and the result was some grumbing. He then "moved right into a rousing rendition of, “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” and any grumbling about “Hillary” began to fade. (from Time Magazine).

All of this about a lady who swore she wasn't a "stand-by your man" kind of woman.

2 comments:

john said...

Too little, too late. ;-)

Randy said...

No one ever said "the Hag" was ontime...