Sunday, August 29, 2004

CASH AND THE REPUBLICANS: We can understand hardcore Johnny Cash fans getting upset at the idea of the Republicans paying tribute to Cash at their convention, and there does seem to be something slightly incongruous about either of the US political parties trying to cosy up to the Man in Black. But as Roseanne Cash points out, the thinking behind the tribute is tied to the friendship between Cash and republican Senator Lamar Alexander, and it is explicity not a show of support for Bush or the party itself. It's hard to see how Cash would have objected to a celebration of ties with a man he cheerfully broke bread with; it might be nice for a party so keen on executing people to be given a chance to think about some of Cash's lyrics, too.

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