He comes from country music royalty and he’s been the voice of Monday Night Football for over twenty years, but it’s not all about music for this country superstar — he knows about Godwin’s Law, too.
In an interview Monday morning on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends”, Hank Williams Jr., the auteur responsible for MNF’s “All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night” theme, said that House Speaker John Boehner made a major mistake by playing golf with President Barack Obama, adding, “It’d be like Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu.” Asked to clarify, Williams said: “They’re the enemy,” adding that by “they” he meant Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Nobody asked him whether or not Fox & Friends was a joke for talking to Hank Williams Jr. of all people about politics, and it can neither be confirmed nor denied that Bocephus likes the House Speaker because his name sounds like boner.
From an AP Report:
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – ESPN is pulling Hank Williams Jr.’s classic intro song from its broadcast of Monday night’s NFL game after the country singer famous for the line “Are you ready for some football?” used an analogy to Adolf Hitler in discussing President Barack Obama.
“While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to ‘Monday Night Football,’” ESPN said in a statement. “We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.”
You can watch video of the comments here. Be warned: the video contains an excruciatingly high amount of Fox and Friends.
Politics aside, I think everyone on the Internet can agree that comparing somebody to Hitler is the lamest and worst argument ever. You could be arguing that newborn babies shouldn’t have to drink sewage, but if you compare the County Board of Public Works the Schutzstaffel everyone should groan and throw up their hands and ignore you forever. Sure, the guy who wrote the line “I’d love to spit some beechnut in that dude’s eyes/And shoot him with my old .45″ probably isn’t the guy you want talking about anything on fluff morning television, much in the same way you don’t invite David Allen Coe to give a commencement speech at Georgetown, but we (meaning they) are probably overreacting.
Probably. Enjoy that new Maroon 5 Monday Night Football theme, or whatever.