“It hasn’t taken courage to stand strong, just a first-grade education.”
Yep, it's unfortunate that the Chicks opened themselves up on that one, but they're pretty darned good at taking lemons and turning them into lemonade. In fact, that statement could be used to describe Bush and his tendency to "stay the course" in Iraq, and yet anyone with a first grade education could see how stupid that is. It's got nothing to do with courage, Mr. Bush.
AND if some winger type wants to challenge the Dixie Chicks on the statement, it will give them another opportunity to elaborate and expand on what was actually meant...and to make pitchers and pitchers of lemonade!
I'm not a country music fan either, but I am a fan of the Dixie Chicks because of their courageous stand against the Bushies...and there's also Linda Ronstadt, Susan Sarandan, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Jessica Lange, Michael Moore, Barbra Streisand, Stephen King, Cindy Sheehan, etc.