Hank Williams Jr Apology Not Written By Some Publicist

Hank Williams Jr. has offered an apology for calling the Obama administration "the enemy" and comparing the president to Hitler:

Hank Williams Jr. has offered an apology for calling the Obama administration “the enemy” and comparing the president to Hitler:

I have always been very passionate about Politics and Sports and this time it got the Best or Worst of me. The thought of the Leaders of both Parties Jukin and High Fiven on a Golf course, while so many Families are Struggling to get by simply made me Boil over and make a Dumb statement and I am very Sorry if it Offended anyone. I would like to Thank all my supporters. This was Not written by some Publicist.

I believe it.

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  1. Rob Prather says:

    Not written by a publicist? Seems obvious.

  2. Peterh says:

    That’s no apology……and there’s no stinkin’ “if” about it……

  3. MarkedMan says:

    He didnt apologize.” I am sorry if I offended anyone” translated: “I am still right and I’m sorry if some of you are too stupid to see that”.

  4. Barb Hartwell says:

    He called the President “THE ENEMY’ it shows why our country is stagnant right now. We need to work together and not treat our country like a football game. This is not a competition real lives depend on these elected officials. We may not always agree but we can try to be civil.

  5. Davebo says:

    If you consider that an apology I’d hate to be your wife! :0) Don’t we all spend a lot of time apologizing to our wife? If I said “I apologize if I offended you baby” I’d be sleeping in the garage.

    Perhaps he should have gotten a publicist.

  6. James Joyner says:

    @Davebo: It’s a pretty weak apology, for sure. He did call the statement “dumb,” though, which is I guess something.

  7. Davebo says:

    Personally I think it’s obvious old Hank was drunk. At 9:00AM.

    Nice work if you can get it I guess!

  8. Racehorse says:

    @MarkedMan: He doesn’t need to apologize to me for expressing his opinion, even if I disagree with it. I didn’t care for his music, though. Williams is a singer, not a candidate for the talk show rounds. Now I want to hear Charlie Daniel’s viewpoints on the current economic and political situation. He will make ol’ Hank look like a Lawrence Welk.
    There’s too much political correctness these days. Let the chips fall and if the shoe fits, wear it.