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I've remained mostly indifferent to the Dixie Chicks, but they've won me over. After all of their trouble over unfavourable comments directed at Bush the expectation was that they would aplogize unconditionally. They have not and have done a great job explaining why. From Salon: Chicks against the machine.
The Dixie Chicks beat back Diane Sawyer on national TV, posed nude for Entertainment Weekly and stood up to the reactionary zeal of country radio. In a time of crisis for America, they're patriots we can be proud of.
I watched Clinton on TV speaking at the British Labour Party Conference on Wednesday. It was good to see him. He is simply one of the best political speakers ever. I think even people who don't agree with his politics (here speaking of what he calls a Third Way) would acknowledge his oratorical skills. Hearing both his politics and his delivery are particularly refreshing as a contrast to what/whom we have to listen to these days (and who, by the way, will be speaking on television tonight).
Click here to read the transcript. This will give you the politics without, unfortunately, the benefit of the speech itself.