Johnny Cash’s Ghost Will Not Be Endorsing A Presidential Candidate

Dan Gibson / August 19, 2008

johnnycash.jpgRoseanne Cash would appreciate it if John Rich left her father’s name out of his tireless rallying of country music’s fanbase behind ABBA fan John McCain. Rich’s comment at a recent McCain rally that “Johnny Cash would have been a John McCain supporter if he was still around” didn’t make the daughter of the Man In Black all that happy, and she released a statement saying that certain people should stick to ascribing endorsements to people who can actually agree with or deny them of their own free will:

“It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father’s name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, values and loyalties to him that cannot possibly be determined and to try to further their own agendas by doing so. I knew my father pretty well, at least better than some of those who entitle themselves to his legacy and his supposed ideals, and even I would not presume to say publicly what I ‘know’ he thought or felt.”

Tough break, John Rich, but I hear Cowboy Troy is still on the fence. Maybe he’ll put a McCain sign on his lawn or something.

Roseanne Cash Issues Statement On Use Of Johnny Cash’s Name [CMT]