Hacks of questionable talent demonstrate their mastery of politics
RollingStone.com: Dave Matthews Band : New York Goes New Orleans : News
: "Political chatter was kept to a minimum at both events, with performers mostly sticking to the program: championing aid for New Orleans. But a few artists angrily denounced government officials for their slow response to Katrina's devastation. 'I Wish New Orleans was dry and Washington was underwater,' said Tom Waits. Bette Midler had even stronger words: 'I got a letter from the Republican Party the other day. I wrote back, 'Go fuck yourself.'' She then added, 'George Bush is a fan of mine -- he came to see me in the Seventies. His coke dealer brought him.'"