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Toby Keith Comes Clean [admits to being a Republican voter]
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Posted on 08/30/2003 6:40:36 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative

(7/17/03, 4 p.m. ET) -- Toby Keith has no problem sharing himself with his fans, but he may have taken that to a new level. Keith answered a few questions for Blender magazine in their new issue, and there are a few revelations that might raise an eyebrow or two.

For instance, he was asked about his political affiliation, and he said, "I was raised southern Democrat, and my dad and granddad would roll over in their graves if they knew I voted Republican. My dad used to say, 'We don't have enough money to be Republicans.' Well, I do have enough."

For "Who's your dream girl?", Keith replied, "Other than my wife? You know who I was a freak for? Jeannie (Barbara Eden) from I Dream Of Jeannie. She was a hottie with that midriff showing."

Perhaps the most surprising answers came in regard to his physical state. Keith says with a laugh that he's "six-foot-four--and eight inches," and admits to having shaved more than a few places on his body: "I've trimmed everything close once or twice, except my legs. It's summertime, and it's hot, you just take it all down--chest, armpits, crotch, everything."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: countrymusic; realignment; tobykeith

1 posted on 08/30/2003 6:40:37 PM PDT by GraniteStateConservative
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Who is this Toby Keith?
2 posted on 08/30/2003 6:43:41 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307
He's this guy who wears sort of a white cowboy hat.
3 posted on 08/30/2003 6:47:27 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: jocon307

He loves the Dixie Chicks.

4 posted on 08/30/2003 6:49:58 PM PDT by Pokey78 ("I'm not going to start the Third World War for you"- Gen. Sir Michael Jackson to Gen. Wesley Clark)
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To: jocon307
"I'm a Ford Truck Man! That's what I dri-eeeve!

I ain't got no boundaries, I don't compromi-eeeese!"

He's also the singer Peter Jennings thought was "too patriotic" for ABC's 9/11 tribute.

He's also the guy in those 10-10-220 commercials with Terry Bradshaw, Hulk Hogan and Alf! (Quite possibly the strangest collection of celebrities ever assembeled)

5 posted on 08/30/2003 6:54:01 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: GraniteStateConservative
My dad used to say, 'We don't have enough money to be Republicans.'

And he'll never have enough money with that mind-set. And, BTW, what does he mean by "enough"? I would venture to say he has exactly enough for the way he currently thinks.

6 posted on 08/30/2003 6:55:54 PM PDT by Prince Caspian (Don't ask if it's risky... Ask if the reward is worth the risk)
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To: jocon307
He wrote one of the best songs to come out of the 9/11 tragedy - "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (the Angry American)". It contained the words that come closest to describing my feelings on the matter - "We'll put a boot in your a**, it's the American way." A little crude but oh so satisfying.
7 posted on 08/30/2003 6:56:17 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Zack Nguyen
Actually better than "The Angry American" is his new duet with Willie Nelson. "Beer for my Horses." This song talks about justice the old fashioned way. "Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up those bad boys, hand up high in the streets...for all the people to see."

Then is a stroke of sheer genius, instead of sitting around and being sad, then heading off as a group for grief counseling, Toby and Willie sing..."We'll all meet back at the local saloon. We'll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing Whiskey for our men and beer for our horses."

Big surprise that he votes the right way! NOT.
8 posted on 08/30/2003 7:08:36 PM PDT by cyclotic
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To: Prince Caspian
His dad is dead. He was in the army, and was severely injured - lost an eye. 'Red, White, and Blue' was written to honor/memorialize his father.
9 posted on 08/30/2003 7:11:49 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: cyclotic
Willie supports Dennis the Menace and the TX dim sen in NM.
10 posted on 08/30/2003 7:13:29 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: Zack Nguyen; Captainpaintball
LOL, Thanks, NOW I remember. I love that song.
11 posted on 08/30/2003 7:20:02 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: mathluv
Yea, I know. Willie's dem scum. I heard that he agreed to sing the duet without even reading the words. He said that he was told the title of the song had whisley and beer. That was enough for him.
12 posted on 08/30/2003 7:21:47 PM PDT by cyclotic
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To: GraniteStateConservative
I remember one very active tank during the first few weeks of the war that blew up a couple of Saddam statues that was named "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue". Great CD. Our troops love to listen to Toby while they are visiting our Airport.
13 posted on 08/30/2003 7:23:15 PM PDT by armymarinemom
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To: GraniteStateConservative
My dad used to say, 'We don't have enough money to be Republicans.' Well, I do have enough."

I see, so the only reason to be a Pubbie (rather than a Rat) is to get a tax break? How about the fact the they're much stronger on national defense, and 2nd Amendment rights, and that most are pro-life?

14 posted on 08/30/2003 7:29:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: cyclotic
new duet with Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson doesn't REALLY get it; he is currently holding concert fund raisers for one of the horde of Demonrats running for president - can't remember which one.

15 posted on 08/30/2003 7:33:28 PM PDT by PLK
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To: Mr. Mojo
I think the key word was 'Southern' dim. The South used to belong to the dims - when they were conservative. Pubbies were the limo liberals, or country club Rep back then. Remember, we only had the 3 alphabet sources for news, and did not realize how biased they were.
16 posted on 08/30/2003 7:40:01 PM PDT by mathluv
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To: cyclotic
I love "Beer For My Horses". I have started enjoying country music a little more the last year. I used to be very elitist about my music and convinced that CM was ignorant, but now I realize that, to a certain degree, fans of CM are allies in the culture war we are currently waging in America.
17 posted on 08/30/2003 7:40:23 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: PLK
Willie Nelson doesn't REALLY get it; he is currently holding concert fund raisers for one of the horde of Demonrats running for president - can't remember which one.



That boy smoked too much dope
18 posted on 08/30/2003 7:41:26 PM PDT by Taffini (I like Tony Soprano eventhough he is a fat boy)
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To: Zack Nguyen
Me too. I got into CW about 2 years ago. I started compiling a list in my mind of good pro America songs and realized that almost all of them are CW
19 posted on 08/30/2003 7:49:02 PM PDT by cyclotic
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To: Zack Nguyen
Big Toby Keith Bump. True story-I was telling my wife that the only act I would see in concert these days is Toby Keith-fat chance of that ever happening since I live in Joisey. The next morning I was watching Fox and Friends and an ad came out saying he was playing in central Jersey at the PNC Art Center. You could have knocked me over with a feather. Got my tickets the first day they went on sale and look forward to seeing him on Sept. 6th.
20 posted on 08/30/2003 8:05:43 PM PDT by MattinNJ (As soon as we could see out of our big black eye, man, we lit up your world like the 4th of July)
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To: MattinNJ
Alan Jackson put out Where were You after 9/11. Also a good tribute song. He was also great in concert. Very patriotic crowd. I recently saw Ted Nugent with ZZ Top and uncle Ted had a statue of Saddam on stage and shot it through the chest with a compound cross bow.The crowd went nuts.
21 posted on 08/30/2003 8:19:18 PM PDT by Ron in Acreage
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To: Ron in Acreage
I recently saw Ted Nugent with ZZ Top and uncle Ted had a statue of Saddam on stage and shot it through the chest with a compound cross bow.The crowd went nuts.

Man, I would have paid top dollar to see that.

22 posted on 08/30/2003 8:36:42 PM PDT by MattinNJ (As soon as we could see out of our big black eye, man, we lit up your world like the 4th of July)
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To: MattinNJ
You must see his show - it's just absolutely great! He was here 3 weeks ago, and people are still talking about it.

I went, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lots of wimmin and booze, and good music... couldn't ask for much more!
23 posted on 08/30/2003 8:37:26 PM PDT by twstearman
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To: All
Check out "My Red White and Blue", video by SSgt Brawley and song by Toby Keith. It is amazing!

click here

24 posted on 08/30/2003 8:41:50 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: PLK
If it's Al Sharpton--what exactly is the problem?
25 posted on 08/30/2003 8:49:07 PM PDT by Terpfen
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Clint Black, another CW boy, has one called "Iraq & Roll" and it's free on his site to download.
26 posted on 08/30/2003 10:15:40 PM PDT by blondee123
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To: Zack Nguyen
Toby Keith was the first country artist I "could" listen to. His song "The angry American" spoke to me like no other song after 9-11. Now my ear has been tuned a bit more to country and I kind of like it. Most of the stuff sounds like music they played on the radio in the 70's anyway.
27 posted on 08/31/2003 7:15:49 AM PDT by Katya
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To: PLK
Willie is singing the praises of Dennis the menace
28 posted on 08/31/2003 7:19:26 AM PDT by boxerblues (God Bless the 101st, stay safe, stay alert and watch your backs)
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To: twstearman
You must see his show - it's just absolutely great! He was here 3 weeks ago, and people are still talking about it.

Toby Keith tore it up last night. He absolutely packed the place. He said he was amazed at the turnout because there are only 1 or 2 country stations in the backwoods of Joisey (yes, we have some woods).

The best part was when the crowd spontaneously started chanting USA, USA halfway through the show and TK said "I appreciate that but we ain't there yet." When he played "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," the crowd went WILD.

I love the shots he took at Jennings, Hollywood, and the French. The "bus songs" were an unexpected treat.

30 posted on 09/07/2003 6:30:53 PM PDT by MattinNJ (As soon as we could see out of our big black eye, man, we lit up your world like the 4th of July)
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