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Hank Williams, Jr. Writes Joy Behar’s Theme Song

After his appearance on “The View” yesterday, Hank Williams, Jr. headed over the CNN’s New York studios where he taped Joy Behar‘s HLN show (airing tonight).

During a commercial break, Behar got Williams to pen a theme song for her.

You gotta watch Joy Behar.
If you’ve had a day, kinda been hard.
She will lighten up your mood.
Make you laugh and find your groove.

And no Hitler analogies. Genius. Here’s a clip of tonight’s interview with Williams performing “Are You Ready for Some Joy Behar!” (our title).

Williams also swung by Fox News studios and taped this interview with Sean Hannity:

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Hank Williams, Jr. ‘Not Smart Enough’ to Think of a Better Analogy Than Hitler

“This is your first appearance. We welcome you. We’re glad you chose our forum to make your own statements,” said Barbara Walters at the start of an interview with Hank Williams, Jr. on “The View” this morning.

It’s Williams’s first national interview since last Monday’s “Fox & Friends” appearance during which he said Pres. Obama and VP Biden playing golf with GOP leaders was analogous to “Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu.”

That comment led to Williams’s song, “All My Rowdy Friends” being pulled from ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” (He says it was his choice, ESPN says it was their decision). But that’s not the end of the song. “As of May 1st in 2012, ladies and gentlemen, me and my song will be free agents,” Williams told the audience.

Williams — wearing a Mickey Mantel Yankees jersey — acknowledged it was a bad idea to use Hitler in an analogy. Stalin, Pol Pot, or Genghis Kahn would have been more acceptable, joked Joy Behar. “I’m not smart enough,” said Williams. “That’s when you grab at it, you know.”

When Walters asked him if people should boycott “Fox & Friends” and ESPN — as Williams suggests in a new song “Keep the Change” — he paraphrased Harry Truman: “He was in the Rose Garden in 1948. He was asked a political question, he said, ‘Son, never kick a cow terd on a hot day.’”

And one more analogy, which, thankfully, doesn’t cite a megalomaniacal murderer. “Disney, ABC and ESPN and the opening of ‘Monday Night Football’ are kind of like the Spanish/American War. They’re history,” said Williams.