Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks has written an open letter to their critics:
I am taking the time out of my very busy rock and roll life to write you this letter. As I am sure you can understand, being me is a full time job. I can’t just drop everything every three days because someone needs a quote or statement about a quote or statement we may or may not have said. It’s just draining me of time and effort I need to put toward other things. For one, I as a taxpayer have to get busy earning money to help pay off the latest $87 billion dollar addition to the national debt! Also, I have a huge list of phone calls to return.
I’ll list a few just so you get the idea.
Saddam Hussein called and wants to know where his weapons of mass destruction are. Listen Saddam, I already told you, I don’t know. You?re going to have to call the White House on that one.”
Yes, Natalie, we get the idea: You’re a snotty, uninformed, self-absorbed brat.
Why did she think she could dis the president without somebody disagreeing with her? And why does she think this letter is going to win back the fans?
You made a mistake, Natalie. Deal with it.
On second thought, go ahead and write a few more letters like this–your career isn’t quite dead yet.