Obama banked checks from stars such as actors George Clooney,
Barbra Streisand, and Morgan Freeman, Natalie Maines of the Grammy-winning
Dixie Chicks, and director Ron Howard. The private fundraiser at the Beverly
Hilton Hotel was attended by 300 contributors who donated at least $2,300
The Associated PressPublished: February
After watching this footage, Maines repeats the president's comment about how the group shouldn't have their ''feelings hurt,'' incredulous, and then says, ''What a dumb f---.'' She then looks into the camera, as if addressing Bush, and reiterates, ''You're a dumb f---.''
Heart of Dixie EW's Chris Willman got a sneak peek
at the Dixie Chicks' sure-to-be-controversial documentary ''Shut Up
and Sing,'' in which Natalie Maines calls the president a ''dumb f---''
"And I think they were misled by people who should have
been asking questions and weren't."
AUGUSTIN SEDGEWICK (September 9, 2003)
"Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas," Natalie Maines told a London audience - which roared its approval.
March 16, 2003