Because we inadvertently created something of a Ted Nugent beat for ourselves, we are compelled to announce that the has-been rocker was booted from the concert roster at Fort Knox, where he slated to entertain our men and women in uniform in a June 23 concert. (Actually, given the choice words he’s had for women in power, one imagines his form of “entertainment was aimed more at the men.)
You’ll recall that last week, Nugent’s comments, delivered at the convention of the National Rifle Association, seemed to urge violence against the president and Democrats, leading the Secret Service to have a little tÃªte-Ã -tÃªte with Romney endorser. (Romney has yet to reject Nugent’s endorsement, despite Nugent’s history of racist and misogynist comments and behavior.)
Frome the Hollywood Reporter:
“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation,” it’s Facebook posting says.
Now that the U.S. military has rejected Nugent for his violent rhetoric, do you think the Romney campaign might follow suit? Or would that be too upsetting the Confederate sympathizer and lady-boss hating constituencies of the G.O.P. base?
UPDATE: In related news, Nugent agreed to plead guilty to illegally hunting black bear in Alaska. He
killed hit two, one over the quota, after leaving the first one where he killedwounded it. (Federal law requires the “harvesting” of a wounded bear.) Guess he’s not hunting for food.