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Mellencamp Entertains Troops at Walter Reed

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John Mellencamp is an authentic, all-American voice from the heartland. He never did move to L.A.; still lives with his family in his native Indiana.

It's an old story that John's views aren't often in sync with the Bush Regime's. But one thing is clear: even if Mellencamp doesn't support the occupation of Iraq, he certainly supports the troops.

A few nights ago, in the tradition of Bob Hope- and on the same cramped stage at Walter Reed Hospital where Hope played- John sang 14 of his most beloved songs for 200 wounded vets and their families.

The thing I always liked about Mellencamp is that he never became bigger than the causes he supports. You know, like a certain lady who has made a career out of having her son killed in Bush's War...

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The use of the word 'regime' always makes me laugh.

Semantics aside, it's cool that he did this.


I'm impressed that you are able to call Cindy Sheehan a tool. Not many Liberals/Progressives are able to do that.

While I don't like what Mellencamp has said about President Bush and the war, I appreciate the fact that his music is classic Americana. It's the kind of thing that would really cheer up the soldiers, families and staff at Walter Reed. Joan Baez, however, is a different story!


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