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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Tim and Faith on Hurricane Katrina

A recent episode of Scarborough Country on MSNBC featured a segment on Tim McGraw (iTunes) and Faith Hill’s (iTunes) comments following their visit to Katrina-ravaged areas. Apparently, Faith (a “Mississippi Girl”) said:
“I fear for our country if we can’t handle our people during a natural disaster.”
Tim added:
“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.”

Republican strategist Jack Burkman, a guest on the show, had some harsh words for Tim and Faith:
“I mean, if you look at those comments, and particularly Tim McGraw’s comments, they sound like somebody with a ninth grade education. I mean, he’s almost trying to play the race card, but he’s too inarticulate to even figure out what he wants to say. I mean, these two, I think, are too stupid to figure out that if they have any interest in a political career, the Christian conservative base could be a natural ally.”
I guess Republican strategists aren’t above making ‘stupid hillbilly’ accusations. I’m not surprised.

You can read the full Scarborough transcript here. The segment on Tim and Faith starts about two-thirds of the way through the show.


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