MSNBC has this report on Linda Ronstadt, the singer who was booted from the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas over the weekend for making pro-Michael Moore comments:
By Jeannette Walls
Updated: 2:06 a.m. ET July 22, 2004
Linda Ronstadt isn’t piping down.
Undaunted after being booted by the Aladdin casino in Las Vegas for making pro-Michael Moore comments, the singer did an encore speech in a concert on Sunday night, again igniting the audience. “Half the crowd heartily applauded her praise for Moore, the other half booed,” reports the San-Diego Union-Tribune. “In an instant, the intimate outdoor venue on Shelter Island filled with a roar of cheers and jeers that grew to a near-fever pitch, “
Ronstadt made a few other political references that evening, as well. She dedicated “Straighten Up and Fly Right” to “the good folks at Enron who brought us the energy crisis.” She also poked fun at California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s controversial “girly men” comments, saying, “Now I’m wondering. What if you’re a female legislator,” she said, according to the Union-Tribune. “Does that make you a ‘manly girl’? Or a manly woman’?”
Unlike the bosses at Aladdin, the folks running her San Diego concert didn’t boot Ronstadt for her comments.
TEE-HEE! I LOVE her Arnold comments!
You go, girl!