Saturday, March 15, 2003
CNN.com - Dixie Chicks singer apologizes for Bush comment - Mar. 14, 2003
I don't mind dissent. I've got my own reservations on the necessity for attacking Iraq right now. But this is too common - making a statement that's half-cocked but probably more indicative of the heart's true motivations, and then making some excuse and apology that attempts to water down the original controversy in order to placate public sentiment. If you believe something, stand on it. If you say it and need to take it back, just apologize. And try to avoid the appearance of buckling under fan/consumer pressure.