Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gretchen Wilson comes to aid of Palin on trail

Entertainer Gretchen Wilson -- known for her hit song about being a redneck woman -- indirectly helped Gov. Sarah Palin yesterday in Pennsylvania at a campaign stop for the GOP ticket.

Wilson was in the crowd of supporters. And Palin took note of her, then quipped: "someone once called me a redneck woman. And I said, 'Why thank you.' "

Great line!

And the crowd loved it, and Wilson must have been proud.

Rural Pennsylvanians have been targeted throughout the campaign season, beginning with Sen. Obama's remarks in San Francisco that such people cling to their guns and religion. The Democratic congressman representing many of these rural Pennsylvanians has called some racists and rednecks.

Racists and rednecks? Now wouldn't that be a helluva a country music song.

What is certain, however, is that even rednecks deserve a president who represents their interests, or at least listens to them first before applying labels and stereotypes.

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