Like me, the group is irked at elitist actress Janeane Garofalo for her bigoted rant about rednecks at last week’s anti-tax “tea parties.” Save the Redneck wants an apology from her.
Clicking on over, we found a rousing call to arms:
It is time to take a stand. We believe it is our inherent right to commemorate our place in American culture. This website has been created to celebrate everything right with the redneck. Celebrate who you are, and Save the Redneck.
"We’re definitely on the same wavelength," says Danny Glover:
Anyone can be a redneck if he wants to be. As Callebs says, it’s all about “talking the talk and walking the walk” — whether you have an accent or not.
Count us in. In fact, we've considered ourselves an honorary member of the tribe ever since we were identified five years back — by a member of the loony left calling himself Chun the Unavoidable — as "an instance of … these alleged [working-class] people who support and indeed admire [President Bush] without having an obvious financial interest at stake." It calls to mind David Axelrod & Company's bewildered elitist "Royalist response" to the upstart Tea Party Movement's resistance to burdensome government.
Back to where we started with Enlightened Redneck's “I’m part of a movement and didn’t even know it!” above, as we wrote in Glover's comments this morning:
With apologies to Helen Reddy — and not a little irony — I am tea party woman, hear me roar!
Update: Laura Lee links.