Upsetting
Monday, March 17, 2003
 
This sentence, uttered by a 28-year-old woman on a London stage, may have torpedoed a juggernaut music group, one that has sold well more than 20 million albums:

“Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”

They’re burning records, boycotting airplay, and suggesting the group rename itself “Terrorist Chicks.”

Love it or leave it, Chicks, seems to be the message.

Personally, I think the world is a better place with one less saccharine faux-country act, but this furor is amazing.

I don’t think there’s any chance the group’ll be able to salvage its career. After all, the very sentiment directed at them and embraced by their detractors is the one that pervades America and the administration that rules it:

We are Americans, and we don’t compromise. We take a stand, and we don’t negotiate.

Reconsideration is a sign of weakness.

Glory be.
 
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