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Wednesday, August 28, 2002
The Hag Strikes Back!
I think we should give John Ashcroft a big hand...(pause)...right in the mouth! . . . The way things are going I'll probably be thrown in jail tomorrow for saying that, so I hope ya'll will bail me out."Nearly two years ago, Haggard was quoted as saying, "If you call this a free society, you'd have to be really stretching the phrase, I think."
Also, Matt Welch has noted that Haggard is interested in starting his own talk radio show. I'm not at all sure what what he's talking about when mentions his "37 years in travel on this planet" as he travels began a lot earlier than 1965. Still I'd love a Haggard talk show.
Haggard probably doesn't have anything approaching consistent politics but he is a very interesting and passionate person who doesn't have a lot of tolerance for hypocrisy and has occasionally shown the ability to be self-critical.
Maybe he should just start a blog since he has also said, “I think the computer, the communication on the Interweb (sic) — that just might save our freedom.” And continued, “They can’t stop it; the government can’t get in there and do something. There’s a possibility that the sleeping giant might come alive and take this country back.”
UPDATE: Alexander Cockburn has quoted Cheryl Burns of Kasas City as noting these comments from Haggard about Ashcroft.