Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Compares Mike Huckabee To A Bible Thumping Child Molester
Speaking with Details magazine, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong dishes on his politics and slams Fox New contributor and former Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin.
DETAILS: Over the past few years, the band’s political messages have become increasingly amplified. Is there a risk to that?
Billie Joe Armstrong: It dawned on me at the end of the last tour that things had become heavy. It’s a fucking balancing act, man. And you don’t want to always write about politics just for the sake of writing about politics. I don’t want to become Rage Against the Machine. Bono is having dinner with George Bush to get money from him. I don’t operate that way. I stick to my opinions.
DETAILS: Meanwhile, the political climate gets more and more toxic.
Billie Joe Armstrong: The Democrats are a bunch of fucking pussies. It was so smart for the Republicans to embrace the Tea Party: “We don’t believe everything you say, but we’ll listen to you.” I get more confused every day. Then I feel like I’m not doing enough. It starts to make my head explode. Maybe I should go talk to the troops in Afghanistan.
DETAILS: You could just write an anti-Palin song. Or is that too easy?
Billie Joe Armstrong: I listen to the shit that comes out of her mouth, and I’m just in awe. These are Sunday-school teachers becoming politicians. Mike Huckabee? He’s the guy that diddled you while holding the Bible. He’s so soft-spoken, so Mr. Rogers. Palin is the same—it’s this sneaky way to make Americans feel comfortable, but you know they’re rotten to the core.
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