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Monday, July 25, 2005

Crimes Against Cooter

Posted by on July 25 at 11:26 AM

Ben Jones, former Georgia Congressman and the man who brought Cooter to life on The Dukes of Hazzard, is denouncing the film version of the inarguably lame TV show due to its “profanity laced script with blatant sexual situations.”

He goes on to proclaim the original show had “good clean family values,” though just why he thinks a series built around disregard for the law and the safety of law enforcement officers (not to mention reckless driving and wanton ogling of skimpy-shorted family members) promoted good clean family values remains a mystery.

A side note: I caught an appearance by Jones on the Today show last week, and was surprised that Matt Lauer actually had some hard-hitting questions for him. The sad thing: Lauer asked more probing questions of Cooter than he’s ever asked a member of the Bush administration.