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Stateside with Rosalea: Hell Yeah

Stateside with Rosalea

Hell Yeah

I have a theory that Gretchen Wilson is to Republicans as Michael Moore is to Democrats. Unfortunately for the Dems -- who have only just discovered that one of the biggest blocks of voters out there are single women.

I might have some wacky theories but sometimes they hit the mark. After all, if the polls are anything to go by, it was the man with the longer microphone who won the debate last night. But I think Bush will do much better in the town hall style debate that is coming up next. I mean, he's the type of guy you'd sit down next to on a hay bale, right? Whereas Kerry's the type of man you'd expect to talk to standing up at a cocktail party.

Which brings me back to Gretchen Wilson and the theory that her manager, Marc Oswald, is actually a Republican Party strategist. If you don't know who she is, let me tell you she's a country singer whose mother was a teenage bride who often worked two jobs to raise her kids after the marriage failed. Wilson is a solo mom herself and is like a country version of Janis Joplin. She burst onto the scene earlier this year, breaking record-sales records left, right and centre.

Grew up living in a beat-up caravan in a small town (pop. 750) called Pocahontas, Illinois, and sings songs like Redneck Woman and I'm Here for the Party (now there's proof right there, don't you think, of my theory). It's all too, too good and country to be true. But I'm happy to believe it. And I bet a heapin' helpin' of single women and solo mums who'd rather drink beer all night than "swig that sweet champagne," as the lyrics of one of her songs say, think she's speaking for them.

How coincidental can that be? Midwest. Single woman. The exact demographic that's up for grabs this election. Go to this website and read the lyrics and listen to the song and then tell me that GW isn't Bush in disguise.


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