Word comes from the Pensacola News Journal that PGA golfer (and two-time Masters champion) Bubba Watson’s going to repaint the “Dukes of Hazzard” General Lee car in his possession, replacing the Confederate Battle Flag adorning the roof with the United States flag. As Watson said on Twitter: “All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA.”
John Schneider, who played “Bo Duke” in the series and who autographed Watson’s car, isn’t happy with the decision. No word yet from Ben Jones, who played “Cooter,” although the chief of heritage operations for the Sons of Confederate Veterans is also the proud self-appointed guardian of what he calls Hazzard Nation.
We note that once again Pensacola’s loudest defender of Confederate heritage let this one slip by, although she adores Bubba. Guess she’s not doing too well when it comes to changing hearts and minds toward her favorite cause. Whether she’ll now denounce Watson as she did former Confederate heritage defender Nikki Haley remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, another sweet southern boy has seen the light.