10) Associated Press, March 14: "Dixie Chicks singer criticized for anti-Bush comments" For the record, Natalie Maines, on stage, London, March 10: "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." Maines was born in Texas--in Lubbock, Buddy Holly's hometown. George W. Bush was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and to run for office adopted a tough-guy version of what he took to be a Texas accent. On September 21, 2001, in New York City, for the "America: A Tribute to Heroes" broadcast, Maines introduced the Dixie Chicks' "I Believe in Love" in a deep performance; Bush posed at Ground Zero with his arm around a New York City worker, promising aid he later withheld.
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