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Reading makes me sleepy…

I see that poor Tim Graham still can’t get through an entire 326-word article without getting “plum tuckered-out”, as they say at NASCAR races and Rickets Festivals. Here’s Tim on Toby “I Don’t Wanna Talk About My Mullet” Keith:

ANNOYING WASHPOST [Tim Graham]
The Washington Post also displayed its liberalism overtly today in yet another harangue against country performer Toby Keith. Reviewer Joe Heim wrote:

It was much better than most contemporary country, but the evening was tainted by Keith’s egregious displays of reactionary folderol. As talented, funny and entertaining as Keith is, there can’t be any excusing his venomous jingoism in “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” and the “Taliban Song,” both of which he sang Sunday. Whatever the original intent of these tunes, to continue to make them the focal point of his live performance seems craven and cynical.

Which is where Graham leaves off. Here we pick up where Heim kept going and Graham got left behind in the dust:

It was much better than most contemporary country, but the evening was tainted by Keith’s egregious displays of reactionary folderol. As talented, funny and entertaining as Keith is, there can’t be any excusing his venomous jingoism in “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” and the “Taliban Song,” both of which he sang Sunday. Whatever the original intent of these tunes, to continue to make them the focal point of his live performance seems craven and cynical. This is particularly so on “Courtesy,” where he tarts up lines like “We’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way” with bursts of red confetti and pyrotechnic blasts.

In an interview with Dan Rather on “60 Minutes II” in October, Keith expressed doubts about whether going to war in Iraq was the right thing to do. But there’s no similar equivocating onstage. He might defend his songs as pro-troops and pro-America, but more than anything they are vengeful, passionately pro-war and meant to inflame.

Maybe Graham will get to the rest of that after his nap….

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