Sunday, May 21, 2006


The Dixie Chicks encounter their friend, Bill O'Reilly:
"At the Time 100 party a few days before this interview, the Dixie Chicks performed 'Not Ready to Make Nice.' Afterward Ms. Maines recounted, the Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly — who has regularly denounced her, and whom she pointedly calls 'despicable' — rushed over to greet them. 'It's like, 'Just want to say that was great!' ' Ms. Maines said. ' 'I really like that new song.' '

'And I go, 'But two million tops, right?' And he goes, 'What?' And I said, 'I saw your show when you said we wouldn't sell more than two million, tops.' And he was like, 'Oh, ah, well, two million's pretty good these days, right?' And I was just like, 'Right, yeah. You were saying it in a positive way.''

Ms. Robison interrupted, laughing. 'That's what you call a no-spin zone.'

'So then he was just backtracking,' Ms. Maines continued. 'He says: 'We really respect what you did. And we really respect that you stand up for yourself and blah blah blah. We just wish you would say it over here.' And I said, 'I'll say it over here.''"