Posted 07 January 2009 - 03:58 PM
Ted Nugent has made more of an impact as a conservative commentator than he's ever made as a rock star. Since I wasn't investing any money into it, I decided to check Nugent's new book, Ted, White & Blue, out of my local public library. I glanced over a few paragraphs, and what I read, made me boil over with anger. Among the things Ted says is that health insurance shouldn't be mandatory, saying in effect, that people have become fat, lazy & sick through they're own doing. He says that people have a responsibility to keep their well-being intact. He's equally matter-of-fact about our country's welfare system. He says he would make every welfare recipient grab a broom, shovel or mop, and contribute something to society. As read more of the book, I'm sure I'll get an even bigger headache. In your opinion, does what the Nuge became (conservative icon) diminish his status as a rocker?