Pop country superstar thinks he knows how Johnny Cash would vote; Roseanne Cash sets him straight.
By Randy Harward
Perez Hilton reports that John Rich (of pop–make that pap–country duo Big & Rich) publicly declared that Johnny Cash would vote for John McCain–and the Man In Black’s daughter (you know, Roseanne) is pissed.
Here’s what Rich had to say:
“Somebody’s got to walk the line in the country. They’ve got to walk it
unapologetically. And I’m sure Johnny Cash would have been a John
McCain supporter if he was still around.”
Hee-haw! The jackass even used Cash’s words. Roseanne’s rebuttal:
“It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father’s name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, values and loyalties to him that cannot possibly be determined, and to try to further their own agendas by doing so. … This is especially dangerous in the case of political affiliation.”
Way to go, Roseanne. Who Johnny Cash would support isn’t worth discussion, because it would all be conjecture. You might say his Jesussy side would tip him toward McCain, but there’s also a strong case to be made, based on the man’s songs, character and actions, for an Obama vote. Or at least Ron Paul. There’s just no way to know how Cash would vote, and pretending you do know is stupid and self-serving. Even Cash’s own daughter–one more qualified to speak for him, if it mattered– knows that.
We don’t know how Rich took that measured, intelligent response, but it’s fun to imagine what that mouthbreathin’ a-hole will say.
– Aw, look at the little liberal, with her big idears and rich vocab-… Vocab… Shit, she should just shut the hell up buh-fore I dig up her daddy’s boot and send it up her butt.
– If she finds what I said so appealing, why don’t she gimme a call? I’m just outta the shower, all ascribed up and smellin’ good. (Hell, I prolly taste awright, too!)
– I’ll show her a furry agenda.