As you may have heard, country legend Hank Williams Jr. said yesterday on Fox & Friends that President Obama playing golf with House Speaker John Boehner was “like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.” Understandably, his comments gotten him into hot water. In fact, after over 20 years, ESPN dropped Williams from their opening slot on Monday Night Football. Many feel that shouldn’t have opened his mouth about politics, and his son seems to agree.
Hank Williams III, who is heavily known for his work in Assjack, Superjoint Ritual and Arson Anthem (in addition to his solo work), recently commented on his dad’s choice words to TMZ. And in his opinion, most musicians are “not worthy” of talking politics. “The only person out there worthy of mixing political views and music is Jello Biafra [former frontman of The Dead Kennedys],” Hank told TMZ. When asked what his political views were, he replied “I’m a musician … not a politician.”
So while Williams might disagree with his dad’s choice of words, it’s safe to assume that father and son won’t be sharing a political dialogue any time soon. Or if they do, it’ll be around a dinner table and not on a network.