In a typically bold and baffling lame-duck move, President Bush has appointed country-crooner Mr. Lee Greenwood to a six year position on the National Council of the Arts, in charge of nationwide arts funding. Are the boys happy?
Chip: "People associate Greenwood with patriotic hits like "God Bless the USA," but they forget his edgier material like "Morning Ride." Let's take a look:
I'm gonna take my baby on a mornin' ride
When the sun comes slippin' 'round the mountainside
For an hour, maybe two
Ain't nothin' me and her would rather do
Than see the green grass glist'nin' in the mornin' dew
While the world's still damn spankin' new
I think he may be talking about sex here, although the 'hour' or 'two' reference certainly seems excessive. I believe Greenwood will be a champion of art that people actually enjoy, art that rhymes, art that deals with everyday things that people can relate to, like fucking in the grass. With any luck, he'll once again make art into something we don't need to fear."
Richard: "Greenwood is a good choice, but someone like Toby Keith would have been even better, someone who'd go right out and put a boot in the ass of any artist who isn't being sufficiently pro-American."