Rocker Ted Nugent has penned a guest column for the Waco Tribune-Herald in which he talks about the video which recently surfaced of the outspoken musician slamming Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. An excerpt follows:
"During my gravity-defying musical career, the intensity, ferocity and sexual energy of my shows always have kept the faint of heart at a distance.
"Lots of people are scared to death of such passion, spirit and uncompromising rhythm-and-blues-infested hyper rock-'n'-roll. The bombastic volume alone causes wimps to scatter like cockroaches under a spotlight.
"Why do you think God made folk music and country-and-western? Surely the mild-mannered need a soundtrack, too. I am all for it.
"For more than seven years, during the crescendo of my nightly rockouts, I have been railing against the left-wing socialist Democrats with gestures of outrageous defiance. I employ street slang in gung ho celebrations of certain U.S. Constitutionally guaranteed and God-given rights. I pay tribute to the hero warriors of the U.S. military who so bravely volunteer to sacrifice their lives in this dreadful war on terror.
"I do it night after night. We are talking nearly 500 concerts doing so. With the advent of YouTube technology, video of this standard-operating Nugent concert procedure can and does go worldwide, as the cockroaches scramble helter skelter.
"As universal as the joyful laughter is at my concerts every night is the condemnation symphony from the holier-than-thou intolerants. Tsk, tsk.
"Attempting to explain my wonderful, over-the-top rock-'n'-roll show to someone committed to resist would be like explaining an orgasm to a gelding. Nevermind. Drive safely.
"I apologize for nothing. I rock. I stand. I celebrate freedom as long as no laws are broken and no one gets hurt."
Read Nugent's entire column at this location.