Gosh, and I had read about some anti-Iraq war & anti-Bush comments Hag had made last year. Maybe he's coming back to the light - or just sobering up.
No matter what, the man's still one h*ll of a singer and songwriter!
"When Merle Haggard released ''Okie from Muskogee'' 30 years ago, the song made him a right-wing hero. Issued at the height of the Vietnam War protests, it won him praise from conservatives for the line ''We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee/We don't take our trips on LSD.'' Haggard always said the hoopla was overplayed, claiming he intended the song as a kind of jest. And, today, this country legend cum rugged individualist says that conservatives - especially the anti-marijuana forces - have gone too far."
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