Rich’s Cash Gaffe

John Rich walks the conservative line, but recent comments he made in support of John McCain crossed it, according to Rosanne Cash.

Cash has fired back at Rich following a rally in which the country singer stumped for the Republican presidential nominee, saying, “I’m sure Johnny Cash would have been a John McCain supporter if he was still around,” before breaking into “Walk the Line.”

“It is appalling to me that people still want to invoke my father’s name, five years after his death, to ascribe beliefs, ideals, values and loyalties to him that cannot possibly be determined, and to try to further their own agendas by doing so,” Cash said in a statement. “I knew my father pretty well … and even I would not presume to say publicly what I ‘know’ he thought or felt.”