More Crocodile Tears for Dixie Chicks

I see now that the Dixie Chicks are on this week’s cover of Time. (Sorry, I’m always the last to know). Now they’re “Radical.” Please. I tried to get at the bogusness of their political positioning earlier this week. But don’t read me. Read Kelefa Sanneh in yesterday’s Times. What a fine piece. Sanneh knows country music and understands the DC’s conscious and maybe calculated choice to abandon their red state audience:

The Nashville game is hard work; it brings out the best in some singers and frustrates others. If the Dixie Chicks don’t want to play that game, that’s certainly their prerogative.