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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:51 PM
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McGraw, Hill Blast Katrina Cleanup Efforts
Mar 10, 4:28 PM (ET)

By BETH RUCKER

(AP) Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill arrive at thel Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2006, in Beverly...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met with reporters to talk about their upcoming tour, but ended up venting their frustration with the cleanup efforts along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Hill, who grew up in Jackson, Miss., and McGraw, a native of Delhi, La., have spent time in the devastated areas helping with relief efforts and raising money for victims.

When asked by reporters during Wednesday's round table about the government's slow progress, Hill, 38, said, "It's wrong. It's embarrassing. It really gets us fired up. That's our homeland."

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....criticized President Bush, who visited the devastated Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on Wednesday.

"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,'" he said.

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When asked what their fans could do to help, McGraw said: "Vote."

http://apnews1.iwon.com//article/20060310/D8G8UV71L.htm...

You know when Bush is having a rough day when C&W singers are critizing him. Maybe they will write a song about him - 'Your doing a heck of a job - Bush'

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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:10 PM
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1. Hats off to them for speaking up..
it was disgusting to see Aaron Neville playing kissy face with Chimpy the other day. I'd be pretty damned angry if I were him.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:10 PM
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2. "I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king." - Tim McGraw 2004
Old TIme article - not available online anymore but here is a quote

It's no accident that McGraw, 37, has turned his professional obligation into a campaign whistle-stop. "I love politics," he says on the way back to his dressing room. "I love Bill Clinton. I think we should make him king. I'm talking the red robe, the turkey leg - everything." Then, because such things must be floated carefully and modestly, McGraw adds, "I want to run for the Senate from Tennessee. Not now, but when I'm 50, when music dies down a little bit. I know lots of artists and actors have those delusions of grandeur, but ever since I was a kid, it's been of interest to me."
http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,695870...
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Appalachian_American Donating Member (199 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:13 PM
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3. On Scarborough last night there was an obnoxious republican
strategist, Jack Butthead, or something like that, who had the gall to say that if McGraw was that inarticulate then he must be a 9th grade dropout and could certainly never hold a public office. This was after Joe stumbled through the reading of McGraw's quote and inverted words in a dyslexic manner. But to have a bush apologist suggest that someone was not articulate enough to hold public office was, to borrow a word from Faith Hill, BULLSHIT! A reporter from Tennessee mentioned that McGraw had previously mentioned that he might run for office someday.

That same republican spokesperson referred to them as dumb hillbillies. Apparently anyone living down in our part of the country falls under the description of dumb hillbilly. Because geographically I don't think Jackson, Ms or Louisiana are really home to hillbillies. I'm nitpicking here, but I thought it was interesting that this guy was so quick to throw that label at anyone from the south that dared disagree with bush. This same guy has been on shows defending the Dubai ports takeover, so I guess that's how he feels about all the southern redstaters that have a problem with that issue, too.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:21 PM
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4. Had to re-read that headline
Thought it was referring to the McGraw-Hill publishing company.

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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:11 PM
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5. Me too! Which would be quite wonderful
Funny I never noticed that about their names before.
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:34 PM
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6. Thought so as well....
and was scratching the head as I reached to click the link.
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twaddler01 Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:36 PM
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7. I like Tim McGraw
didn't know he was political! :thumbsup:
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