I loved seeing the Right squirm at the prospect of Kid Rock (the talentless, redneck, unbathed, “rock-rap” star known mostly for boinking Pam Anderson) performing at the Bush Inaugural. There was a huge lobbying campaign, spearheaded by Donald Wildmon’s American Family Association and Randy Thomasson’s Campaign for Children and Families to make sure that it didn’t come to pass. They were wholly fixated on Kid’s affinity for discussing oral sex and “pimping Barbara Bush” (Shrub’s mom, not his kid). Bleh. (WingNutDaily):

Kid Rock, the vulgar rock-rapper whom inauguration staff initially talked of headlining the youth concert next week as part of the festivities for President Bush’s swearing in, will not be appearing after all.

“He’s not performing,” a spokesman for the Presidential Inauguration Committee confirmed for WND. Committee spokeswoman Jill Willis would not comment on the decision not to have Kid Rock perform.

…So, why was Kid Rock bumped?

“I don’t have a comment,” Willis told WND. “We’ll talk about the performers who will be performing after that information is released.”

…After reading some of Kid Rock’s lyrics, Randy Thomasson, president of Campaign for Children and Families, was outraged the rapper would be a part of the president’s festivities.

I just read Kid Rock’s sexually explicit lyrics and feel ashamed and dirty for even looking at his songs,” he told WND. “If this sex-crazed animal, whose favorite word is the F-word, is allowed to sing at Bush’s inauguration this will send a clear message to pro-family Americans that the Republican Party has taken them for a ride and ditched them in the gutter.”

Clearly this decision to nix Kid Rock came not a moment too soon for Thomasson, or he would have actually been compelled to have sex as a result of all this talk about it.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding