ESPN may have taken Hank Williams Jr. off the air, but he's going to make his viewpoints heard in a new song that heckles both ESPN and Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends."
"I'll Keep My …" is a new tune Williams penned last Thursday and recorded on Friday. The song is scheduled to hit iTunes on Monday, with lyrics like, "So Fox 'n Friends wanna put me down/Ask for my opinion/Twist it all around" … "Well two can play that gotcha game you'll see."
The song is Williams' reaction to ESPN's decision to yank his song "All My Rowdy Friends" from its NFL telecasts, after Williams gave an interview on "Fox & Friends" in which he compared a golf outing of Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Pres. Barack Obama to "Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu."
"We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr.," ESPN said in a statement last week. "We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of 'Monday Night Football' has always been about the games and that will continue."
Meanwhile, Williams has also planned a pair of talk show appearances to discuss the hubbub surrounding his political comments, including Tuesday night's "Hannity" — meaning he's returning to Fox News — and Tuesday's episode of "The View," where Williams has found surprising allies in Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar.
"Whoopi and Joy understood what I was saying,” Williams writes at his website. “After watching the clip of their show, I knew I needed to talk to them first. Who knows, Whoopi may run for President and I’ll be her Vice President … now that will really stir it up!”