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

Aug 19th, 2008 // 8 Comments

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]

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  1. cockfightbarmitzvah

    Darn tootin’ Roseanne. Especially since Cash was a pretty vocal opponent of the Vietnam War+this over produced country cheeseball will be lucky if he writes just one song in his entire lifetime that’s a tenth as good as one of Johnny’s cast offs. On a totally unrelated not, I think its a pretty safe bet that GG Allin would be voting for Bob Barr this election (the man was nothing if not a Libertarian)

  2. Chris N.

    I am certain that Glen Miller would have voted for Ron Paul.

  3. Clevertrousers

    Darby Crash would totally vote for Dennis Kucinich.

  4. Mrs. Stephen Fry

    John Rich, whoever the hell you are, pleause shut the hell up.

    Cash was a staunch Democrat and really quite liberal. No way in hell he would have voted for John McCain.

  5. Mrs. Stephen Fry

    Please, not “pleause.”

  6. Artie Fufkin

    @MonkeySeeMonkeyDo: But we can’t assume that. And I think that’s his daughter’s point.

  7. Mrs. Stephen Fry

    I know, but those were his politics when he was alive.

  8. bruzie

    An endorsement for McCain by the Naked Cowboy should put him ahead in the polls…

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