The Dixie Chicks had fame and fortune and talent in 2003. They had the nerve to stand up against the president and the Bubba wing of the Republican Party at a time when most people were not speaking out. As progressives, whether we like their music or not, we should embrace them. They spoke truth to power and they were right. I wouldn’t be surprised if Karl Rove was behind the boycott of the Dixie Chicks albums and music.