COMEDY AND THE WAR: Drudge has an interesting report on attempts to ensure Chris Rock doesn’t go overboard in criticizing the president during the war. The most amusing thing is that “Dixie Chick” has now entered the lexicon as a verb:

“We are confident Chris knows this is not the appropriate time to make jokes about war and the president,” said one top studio source. “We don’t want to get Dixie-Chicked, or anything like that, out of the gate. We’ve invested tens of millions of dollars in the making of the movie and its marketing.”

As long as their hearts are in the right place.

James Joyner
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