Skip to comments.Andy Williams, Kennedy Friend & Writer Of Moon River, Calls Obama A Communist
Posted on 09/29/2009 2:05:02 PM PDT by MaxCUA
Andy Williams, whose hits include Moon River and Music To Watch Girls By, told the Radio Times he thought Mr Obama wanted to turn the US into a "socialist country". The 81-year-old was a friend of the Kennedy family during the 1960s and was present at the Los Angeles rally where Robert F Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.
"I was very close to Bobby and he asked me to be a delegate for him when he ran for president," he said. "He knew about me being a Republican, but just laughed and said, 'Sign yourself in as a Democrat and then change back afterwards'. Sadly, I never got to do that.
But more and more people...by the milions...all over the country are waking up to it.
I’m stunned. Flabbergasted. Speechless. Andy’s a Pubbie? I figured he had a donkey on his butt the way I have an elephant, stamped there by our mothers at birth. He was, if you aren’t old enough to remember, THE AMERICAN IDOL. He was AMERICA’S SWEETHEART. To this day, we joke about how we’d all swoon and go “Annnndy” when we heard his voice. I had every album (he sings in my key — a bonus). I can still sing all the words. His Christmas Shows on TV were WONDERFUL. We’d all sit around and watch his parents, his kids, his friends, his guests and their families.
I’m even more stunned he opened his mouth on this. I’d have figured him for the “speak no evil” kind of guy — you know A-political. Poor guy, his friends in the business are probably going to have him declared senile and incompetent. At one time, IF ANYDY SAID IT, we all SAID IT.
Robert and Jack Kennedy were strongly anti-communist, apparently Williams is simply remaining consistent.
Best photo yet!
Moon River was Johnny Mercer’s last hit. It was one of his best.
one of my earliest memories of seeing television was his variety show with the guy in the bear suit
It fits. Joe McCarthy was the Godfather of Robert Kennedy’s eldest daughter, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lt. Governor of Maruland
You’re right... Johnny Mercer.
“Moon River” brings a flood of memories as it was one of my favorites... I think I was in the sixth grade. Sheesh.
By number of records sold, perhaps. But after "Moon River" (1961) he had "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962), "Charade" (1963), "Emily" (1964), and "The Summer Wind" (1965). All excellent songs and all hits. He also wrote "Drinking Again", one of my favorite Sinatra renditions.
IIRC Andy makes his money now via his theater in Branson, MO, where most of his audience would likely agree with his Obama comments :)
Sad but true.
Ole Andy calling a spade a shovel!
Right on Andy!
Should we throw sweaters at Obama just to rub it in?
I always liked Andy!
I was surprised and pleased to see 2 small “joker” stickers on a stop sign in my very blue city. It was in a part of town that is a bit more ethnic and perhaps culturally conservative. But they still vote overwhelmingly Dem.
BTW, Seriously Sinatra on Serius/XM Radio has been playing Johnny Mercer singing “Moon River” fairly frequently lately. In fact they’ve been playing a number of his vocals recently.
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