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- Posted on Mar 26th 2008 4:00PM by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
"Now just seems right," Jourgensen says. "I'm turning 50. [President] Bush is leaving office. I'm really tired of the touring thing. I'm tired of doing press. I'd rather just pick and choose my spots, do production, run my label, stay at home with my two Labradors -- Ozzy and Lemmy. I'm over it. That's for young people and I'd like to get other young people and mentor them in a sense. That's basically what our label's gonna be -- just making sure kids don't become an idiot like I was when I was young."
As for the Bush name check, Jourgensen has been an outspoken opponent of the Bush family since 1993. To that end, Jourgensen's latest album, 'The Last Sucker,' features a grotesque picture of the current president on the cover. "If I would been old enough to make records in the '30s, I would have been against their grandpa, Prescott Bush, too, who made all his fortune by banking with the Nazis," Jourgensen says. "The family's pretty evil. I've been on to them for a long time. I keep my eye on them."
For this election, he's decided to support Barack Obama. "I think (the election's) all a bunch of crap," he says. "I'm going with the 'undercover brother,' 'the Muslim sleeper cell.' That's what I heard Rush Limbaugh call him the other day -- the Muslim sleeper cell. Oh my God. Maybe that's what this country needs. That way we don't have to be so afraid of terrorists because we have our own terrorists in the White House blowing us up."