Well, the infamous Super Bowl half-time show continues to get more press than the football game itself.
Today, in Washington, a senator had something to say about it, but he wasn’t addressing that “wardrobe malfunction” we’re all sick of hearing about. His comments were directed at a different performer.
According to the Associated Press, Georgia Senator Zell Miller is upset about the American flag poncho worn by Kid Rock during his performance.
Miller was quoted as saying, “The thing that yanked my chain the hardest was seeing this ignoramous with his pointed head stuck up through the hole he had cut in the flag of the United States, yelling about having a bottle of Scotch and watching lots of crotch.” Miller then went on about how this flag was the same one the rest of us pledge allegiance to, and the same one we drape over the coffins of dead soldiers who are “killed while protecting Kid Rock’s bony butt.”
Miller wrapped up his tirade by suggesting that Kid Rock — I suspect that isn’t his real name — should be tarred, feathered, and ridden out of the country on a rail!
Yeah!! Who does this guy think he is, defacing the flag? What’s the matter with him?!?
But hold on a second. I think we’re forgetting something here. While using the American flag in any way other than the official flag ettiquette would allow is naturally going to rile some feathers, the very soldiers Senator Miller mentioned are fighting for our right to do so.
We may not agree with using the flag in this way. But this is America, after all. We do have freedom of expression. We may not agree with what is being expressed or the method of expression. But when we start ordering in the tar and feather brigade, we’re facing a very different crisis with regard to our freedoms.
You’d think a senator would realize that, wouldn’t you?