Hank Williams Jr. is firing back at Fox News and ESPN after his comments analogizing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler backfired on him last week. Williams recorded a song, Keep the Change, a week after he and ESPN ended their partnership on Monday Night Football with Williams' song, All My Rowdy Friends.
On Fox & Friends last week, Williams compared a golf game between Obama and House Speaker Rep. John Boehner to a theoretical round between Adolf Hitler and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
ESPN pulled the song from MNF, and on Thursday both sides said the relationship was over. So then he decided to go full-promotional on it.
Keep the Change, originally thought to be called I'll Keep My..., was a step.
I've been recording for five decades, and I knew that old over-the-fence feeling on this one, Williams told The Associated Press on Monday.
He wrote the third verse when he woke up at approximately 4 a.m. on Friday. He was recording in a studio 12 hours later, and the song was done by 5:30 p.m.
It's got to be one of the fastest, Williams told The AP.
In the song, Williams calls the U.S. the United Socialist States of America. He also says he's gonna keep my big V8, and he's probably not referring to the drink.
The third verse, about Fox & Friends, contains lyrics, according to Deadspin, such as: So Fox & Friends/Wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Then twist it all around/Supposed to be talkin' about my father's new CD/Well, two can play that gotcha game, just wait and see/Don't tread on me!
Of course, he does not mention in the song how he's supposedly running for Senate in Tennessee in 2012. Gotcha journalism, it is.
He ends the song with a shot at both networks.
Yeah, you can keep Fox & Friends and ESPN outta yer homes, too! 'Cause Bocephus and all his rowdy friends - and his song - is out of here! he sings.
There's more. Williams will appear on The View and Hannity on Tuesday to discuss all this. He's also selling Hank Jr. for President T-shirts on his Web site, so there's that.
In case you haven't seen it, here's the appearance that made Williams apparently want to run for president: