So I’m sitting at Moe’s on Friday, having a couple of tacos and watching Fox News because it is the only thing on the big-screen TV facing my way, and I see something along these lines:
“Can Barack Obama be elected president if he won’t wear a flag pin?”
Fortunately, the sound is turned down and I can’t hear whatever absurd commentary the Fox talking heads are spewing on this topic.
One thing, and one thing only, immediately popped into my head: Your flag decal won’t get you into heaven.
Obama, one of the Democrats running for that party’s nomination, said last week he doesn’t feel the need to wear a flag pin on his lapel to show his patriotism. Here’s how the Chicago Tribune covered the story.
As always, you be the judge.
Let’s just say John Prine’s song, which came out on his debut album in 1971, has not aged a day.
“Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore,” John Prine, from “John Prine,” 1971.