(CNN) – Country music star and Monday Night Football fan Hank Williams Jr. has released a song in support of the Republican ticket. “McCain – Palin Tradition” - based on the Williams tune “Family Tradition” - was unveiled in a performance yesterday by the singer at an event in Virginia.
While John McCain receives top billing in the song’s title as the head of the ticket, the lyrics pay as much tribute to running mate Governor Sarah Palin. In a studio recording of the song, the vice presidential nominee is referred to as a “good lookin dish” and a “mama bear,” though the McCain campaign omits the “good lookin dish” line from its’ official lyrics. The song also touches on current events, blaming the Democrats for “bankrupting” Fannie Mae n Freddie Mac and Bill Clinton for forcing unwilling bankers to make “all those bad loans.” According to Williams this created the conditions for the financial bail-out which he characterizes as a “Democrat liberal hoo doo”.
The honky tonk-tune contains a lyric that seems to reference Barack Obama’s acquaintance with violent 60s radical Bill Ayers: “John and Sarah … don't have radical friends to whom their careers are linked.” In the studio recording the line is sung “don't have terrorist friends,” while the lyrics released by Williams’ publicist read “radical friends.” At a Virginia Beach, Virginia performance, Williams sung “terrorist,” while at a performance in Richmond he used “radical.”
Hank Williams Jr.’s publicist says he plans to release a revamped single of the song soon, featuring other performers supportive of McCain – Palin, including singer/rapper Kid Rock.
Full lyrics after the jump:
The left wing liberal media have
Always been a real close knit family
But, most of the American People
Don’t believe em anyway ya see
Stop and think it over
Before you make your decision
If they smell something
They’re gonna come down strong
It’s a McCain – Palin tradition
Now this old Union’s got problems
That is plain to see
The Democrats bankrupted Fannie Mae N Freddie Mac
Just like 1, 2, 3
The bankers didn’t want to make all those bad loans,
But Bill Clinton said you got to
Now they want a bail out, what I’m talking about
Is a Democrat liberal who doo
John N Sarah tell ya
Just what they think
And they’re not gonna blink
And they’re gonna fix this country
Cause they’re just like you N ole Hank
Yes John is a maverick
And Sarah fixed Alaska’s broken condition
They’re gonna go just fine
We’re headed for better times
I am very proud of America’s name
Bu no society is perfect
And we have had our stains
If I’m down at the coffee shop and
Somebody wants to give our flag friction
We say please move on
Cause we’re standing strong
That’s an old John McCain tradition
Some are bound to tell you I’m
Preaching to the choir
And that is very true
And we are going even higher
Like a mama bear in Idaho
She’ll protect your family’s condition
If you mess with her cubs
She’s gonna take of the gloves
It’s an American female tradition
They’re gonna go just fine
What a jerk. Gives country music a bad name.
Ignorance is bliss I guess. Sexism and fear-mongering all through this song.
thats just what mcbush and palen need another washed musician hank williams is as much of looser as mcbush palen you are judged by company you keep all a bunch of fools
This song shows how ignorant some folks are. Clinton removed some regulations because his administration had a surplus, so therefore everyone was able to afford new homes. Fast forward, Mr. Bush McSpend wasted the surplus, put us in a huge debt, promoted Clintons idea (remember: Under my administration African Americans and other minorities are purchasing homes at the largest rate ever) and caused the economic meltdown.
If anybody with any sense on this blog knows how to balance a budget they will understand what this republican administration has done to America!
Honestly, I thought this was part of the SNL routine. I wonder how well his song will sell after November 4.
Great, more dimwit celebrities putting in their 2 cents, just what the nation needs in these troubled times......
finally – the McCain campaign found a song they are actually allowed to play :)
good lookin moose dish
Man, could McCain and Palin have a bigger stereotype crooning for them? I mean, is this the "moral fibre" that McCain and Palin believe in? This guy couldn't even give to a blood bank because one drop of his blood in an innocent person would intoxify them beyond recovery!
HANK KNOWS THE REAL AMERICAN HERO AND LEADER. MCCAIN IS THE ONLY CANIDATE QUALIFIED TO KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE. IRAN SAID THEY WOULDN'T TALK TO OBAMA WITHOUT PRE CONDITIONS. THE REAL AMERICAN WORKERS WITH WISDOM AND PROUD OF THEIR COUNTRY VOTE FOR MCCAIN/PALIN. DONT VOTE A GREENHORN CHICAGO CON MAN LIKE OBAMA. COUNTRY FIRST THATS THE REAL DEAL .MCCAIN/PALIN
More divisive nonsense from the McCain campaign. Sad (and sexist).
No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin
This guy cannot survive the first round of WHO'S GOT TALENT.
Wasn't Hank Williams Sr married to his half sister?
So this guy is now an economics expert? Or is he not a good example of McSame/FAILIN turning to just anybody to get a lift?
NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS, 2008
STOCKHOLM: US economist Paul Krugman, a fierce critic of George W. Bush's handling of the global financial crisis, won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Krugman has taken the Bush administration to task over the current financial meltdown, blaming its pursuit of deregulation and unencumbered fiscal policies for the financial crisis that has threatened the global economy with recession. He has come out forcefully against John McCain during the economic meltdown, saying the Republican candidate is "more frightening now than he was a few weeks ago".
And will the GOP complain this "good lookin' dish" thing is sexist?
Of course not. Hypocrites.
Make up your mind, either it's bad to comment on her looks or it's not.
I can't believe McCain would even allow this amount of stupidity.........and that's a huge statement considering the amount of stupidity that rolls out of Palins mouth!
If this wasn't so absolutely horrifying it would be funny.
KEEP THE REDNECKS OUT OF THE WHITEHOUSE!!!!! I should re-phrase that................GET THE REDNECKS OUT OF THE WHITEHOUSE AND KEEP THEM OUT!!!
so youy get a little taste of what they would have been spewing if Hillary had won the nomination...they would be tying ALL economic woes to Bill Clinton
This, from a neo-con racist pig who has made a living off of riding the coat tails of (his dad's) success.
Hank William Jr, the man who puts the ILL in wILLiams.
Oh, and Kid Rock? Ha ha...what a poster that would be, if nothing else convinces people not to vote for this party of fraud, then that will certainly work. Two morally bankrupt mental midgets lining up behind the party of lies, deception and seccessionism!
Well i guess both candidates are equal w/ celebrity support: Obama has Oprah, and McCain has Jr! LOL, just embarrasing.... After reading this story i had to look at my address bar to make sure this was cnn and not colleghumor.com
whatever . . .
Hey, they forgot the last chorus:
If I only had a brain....
Vote for someone who has 26 years experiance. Not a guy who has only 2 years as an elected official and launched his senate campain from the home of William Ayers, a terrorist. How can we count on Obama to fight terrorism when he is friends with people who want the destruction of the United States?????