(CNN) - In the waning hours of the presidential race, the toughest shot against Barack Obama may not have come from the Republican ticket, but from country music star Hank Williams, Jr.
The country-rocker, a campaign trail fixture who has penned a special song for the GOP ticket called "McCain-Palin Tradition," suggested Monday Obama doesn't like the national anthem.
“You know, I’m usually at Monday Night Football tonight, but Colorado, this is a lot more important tonight. Join me now in our national — you know, that song that, uh, Mr. Obama’s not real crazy about, we’re singing it right now," he said before performing his version of the song.
Williams, Jr., aka Bocephus, also performed "McCain-Palin Tradition," which includes a line that suggests Obama has "terrorist friends."
After playing both songs, Palin thanked Williams, Jr. for his help on the campaign trail, and did not acknowledge the national anthem remark.
The comments appear to reference a long-debunked e-mail rumor that Barack Obama refuses to put his hand on his heart when the national anthem is played. That e-mail stems from a 2007 photograph showing the Illinois senator with his hands by his side during a performance of the song.
The e-mail also stated Obama said the national anthem is a "war-like message" and should be swapped for a tune like "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing."
Obama, in fact, has never said those things.
That's the kind of person that McCain/Palin attracts.
Hank Williams, Jr is an ignorant redneck and needs to STFU!
If a campaign has to rely on lies to win, what does that say about their issues? I will never listen to Mr. Williams again.
Welcome to the world of the GOP. Hank Williams, Jr. is the voice of the party now. I'll take Springsteen and Heart anyday.
Hank you stank.
The DIXIE CHICKS ROCK!!
Good ole Hank is just another washed up has-been...just like McCain. He fits the party well. So long Hank.
Lots of talent, but apparently not too much in the way of brains or integrity if he keeps spreading the lies propogated by the Republicans.
YOUR RIGHT HANK. HE IS ONLY IN THIS RACE TO MAKE HISTORY AND TO TRY TO CONTROL AMERICA. THESE NAIOVE MORONS THAT SUPPORT HIM ,WILL SEE HIS REAL COLORS IF ELECTED. WHAT YOU DONT KNOW WONT HURT YOU. THATS WHAT OBAMA LIVES BY. ANOTHER SAYING IS WHAT GLITTERS IS NOT ALWAYS GOLD. THINK ABOUT IT YOU NAIVE LITTLE PUPPETS.
What a blow-hard!
I didn't know this guy existed. Guess he's real important! and real intelligent too...
last I heard, Hank Williams was in a California Menatl Hospital!?!?
Well, if Hank Williams said so...really, Palin can 't make any effort to debunk these ridiculous stories? And honestly, take a look at sporting events – less than half cover their heart and many chat through it instead of standing at attention.
If McShame some how pulls this off it will be entirely due to his willingness to lie and cheat. I for one am not willing to let another campaign be decided this way. Viva la Revolution!
The republican IQ just keeps going up!!!
What a buffoon.
and who is hw, jr, to say this? mccain and palin musta really paid this man big bucks to say this,,,, hank,, get a real life, you lost alots of listeners,,,,,obama/biden 08 and 12
These days if your A republican most likely either,RICH,RACIST OR JUST PLAIN STUPID.
jesus. Would we expect the GOP leaders to rebuke anything. We are dealing with some serious low lives and hopefully their end will come in 24 hours.
This is supposed to be news? Well, surprise surpise, white trash supporting white trash.
Sara Palin, Hand Williams Jr and Joe the Plumber .... the three stooges of the GOP
Hank Williams LOVES the song LOSER by Beck.
hank, you can take your non-military serving backside and your countrified garbage somewhere else. love it or leave it.
johnny cash and willie nelson are true country artists. you're a joke.
AFTER TOMORROW, THIS BIGOTED, SLIMY RACIST, WILL DRIFT BACK TO OBSCURITY, WHILE OBAMA WILL MAKE HISTORY.
BY THE WAY SOME PEOPLE DON'T EVEN BOTHER TO STAND.