Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hank Williams Jr. In ESPN Doghouse(?)

Note to self, don't use the President of the United States name in the same sentence with one of the most reviled figures on God's green earth (Adolph Hitler)...wait for it...on NATIONAL TELEVISION.

That's exactly what Country star Hank Williams Jr. might have told you if you bought him a beer or two Monday night.  

Williams has been in serious damage control mode since saying President "Does Anybody Other Than My Wife Still Like Me?" Obama and John "Monday Night Football Makes Me Want To Cry" Boenher playing golf together was " Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu."

While we get his point and realize he wasn't actually comparing Obama to Hitler, but pointing out the absurdity of the two political rivals making nice, he should have SHUT HIS MOUTH right after he gaffed the comparison.

Did he shut his mouth?

Being a celebrity in a celebrity worshiping culture where celebs have entourages and support groups reaffirming their every word and action, Williams plowed ahead spewing some additional comments he couched as "the truth" as opposed to the easily retractable "my opinion."

So ESPN, pulled his iconic theme song and who knows what will happen next...and, really, who cares?

Williams later issued a statement through his publicist, saying in part: "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme -- but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me -- how ludicrous that pairing was. They're polar opposites and it made no sense. They don't see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the president."

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