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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:51 PM
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Tim McGraw/Faith Hill BLAST Bush, "humiliating" response to Katrina


March 8, 2006 Faith Hill and Tim McGraw two stars who usually stay out of politics blasted the Hurricane Katrina cleanup effort, with Hill calling the slow progress in Louisiana and Mississippi "embarrassing" and "humiliating."

The country music artists who are natives of the storm-ravaged states were at times close to tears, and clearly angry when the subject of Katrina came up during a news conference today. They had met with reporters in Nashville to promote their upcoming Soul2Soul II Tour, but when asked about the hurricane cleanup, the stars pulled no punches.

"To me, there's a lot of politics being played and a lot of people trying to put people in bad positions in order to further their agendas," McGraw, a 38-year-old native of Delhi, La., said after ABC News Radio's Dan Gordon asked about Katrina.

"When you have people dying because they're poor and black or poor and white, or because of whatever they are if that's a number on a political scale then that is the most wrong thing. That erases everything that's great about our country."

McGraw specifically criticized President Bush. "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."

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=1702714&pa...
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:03 AM
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1. I'm not into country music, but good for them.
More and more folks are ashamed of * and his cronies. God, I wish I felt less impotent.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 02:57 AM
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3. I hope they don't get "Dixie Chicked"
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 12:06 AM
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2. How fucked is Bush, when Faith Hill says this:


Hill, who grew up in Jackson, Miss., echoed those sentiments. So overwhelmed, she uncharacteristically unleashed an epithet, calling the situation, "Bull- - - -"
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