Thursday, March 09, 2006

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - They May Look & Talk Like it but Turns Out They're Not Just Hillbillies!

Unlike Toby Keith who wrote the anthem for xenophobes, "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue", or Lee Greenwood who proclaimed his Hitlerian tendencies by penning the nationalistic, "God Bless the U.S.A" singing, "I'm proud to be an American," there are two actual country singers who really DO love the U.S.A. Their names? Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. In a world where it is considered crass to lay blame during a crisis, Mr. McGraw found the courage to speak out against President Bush's failings regarding Hurricane Katrina.
"There's no reason why someone can't go down there who's supposed to be the leader of the free world … and say, 'I'm giving you a job to do and I'm not leaving here until it's done. And you're held accountable, and you're held accountable, and you're held accountable. This is what I've given you to do, and if it's not done by the time I get back on my plane, then you're fired and someone else will be in your place. '" That was Mr. McGraw's advice for President Bush. His brilliant wife merely said, "I fear for my country." and then added in a very ladylike tone, "This situation is Bullshit!"
They make a great point. It is actually in the President's job description to personally inspect every dam and every levee that might flood a town that lays 5 to 10 feet below sea level and provide as much money as possible to fund the repairs. It also clearly states in his job description that "...if the money that is given by the federal government to fix the levees and dams is spent on other projects, (such as highways,) then the governing bodies at the state level will remain blameless until they are provided even more federal money. The money shall not cease until the proper repairs are made and if those repairs are not made it shall still remain the fault of the President of the United States for not personally firing, hiring, picking up a hammer and building, driving any buses that might be used for evacuation, and micro-managing everyone on the ground."
Says Hill, "I fear for our country if we can't handle our people [during] a natural disaster. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out point A to point B. . . . And they can't even skip from point A to point B."
And this beautiful community college dropout is practically a Rhodes Scholar on the subject of what does not require a brain surgeon's intelligence.

After Hurricane Isabel made landfall in 2003, our president was so woefully inept that he failed to evacuate any of the inhabitants off of the islands of the Outer Banks. Now all of Nags Head is condemned. After four hurricanes slammed Florida's coast in 2004, the poorest and most Demmocratic areas of Martin County, (which was hit directly 3 times in a row,) are uninhabitable. But who knows this better than the Hill-McGraw family? They once hailed from places near large bodies of water and and that makes them experts.

What's most comforting, is that McGraw expressed his own political aspirations when he told Time magazine, "I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee … Not now, but when I'm 50, when the music dies down." "Wouldn't Faith make a great senator's wife?" We think she would make the perfect trophy wife, Tim!


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