Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Kennedy Ctr. to Honor McCartney, Oprah & Haggard

Former Beatle Paul McCartney, talk show diva Oprah Winfrey and country music legend Merle Haggard will be amongst those bestowed with honors from the Kennedy Center in December.

What do they all have in common? They are fervent admirers of President Obama who will host the proceedings.

Of course, we all remember the last time President Obama and Paul McCartney got together.

Oprah, as we all know, campaigned for Obama.

But the selection of Merle Haggard is interesting. Although Haggard is best known for "The Okie from Muskogee" his politics have become more left wing in recent years. Haggard vigorously opposed the War in Iraq, he defended the Dixie Chicks (albeit while singing Toby Keith's praises), supported Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House and would also write a song for her. For good measure, Haggard also wrote a song for President Obama.

Yes, just what we need. Another Obama lovefest. Yet given what will likely happen in November, Obama is going to need all the love he can find. But somehow I think Obama needs more than love.

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