When Celebrities Take a Principled Stand

June 19, 2006

By the way it’s official: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are going to marry in Australia. More than 200 guests are expected at the ceremony, including Naomi Watts, Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.

In a more serious matter, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines said she did not apologize to President Bush or the public for controversial comments she made about him in Britain three years ago because of her two-year-old son.

Single Natalie Maines, who made the comment she was ashamed to come from the same state as the president, says, “When all this was happening, I had a two-year-old, and Emily  (Robison) had a baby.

“I know a lot of people who would have just said ‘Sorry,’ but I had to think about when my son gets old enough to ask me what  they were talking about.

“I could never say, ‘Oh, I said this thing about the president because I didn’t agree with us (America) gong to war, but then I took it back.’ I wanted him to know that I stood up for what I know to be right.”

She did this in spite of death threats and boycotts by radio stations and the public. Good for her.