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Posted By: GUEST,Martin Gibson
12-Sep-03 - 05:27 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Johnny Cash passes (1932-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Johnny Cash passes
Actually, Cash was supposed to be a good friend of Richard Nixon as he was with Billy Graham. Common sense says that he didn't do Okie from Muskokie because it wasn't his song, it was Merle Haggard's and he probably didn't want to make Nixon look like a jerk for asking him to sing it. Part of Cash's genius was his ability to appeal to "piss anters" as you call them, of both the right wing and left wing persuasion.

By name calling such as "piss ant right wing arsehole politician" you lower yourself to no more than a Sean Hannity type of mentality.

Martin Gibson
Country Music Historian
Political Moderate