GLASGOW, KY—Declaring that enough time has passed for everyone to get on with their lives, father of two Albert Wrinn told reporters Thursday that he was ready to forgive crossover-country trio the Dixie Chicks for remarks critical of former President George W. Bush that were made on the eve of the Iraq invasion. “They absolutely made a mistake, but it’s time to acknowledge that and simply let bygones be bygones,” said Wrinn, 62, who as recently as 2015 had been unable to so much as hear the band’s name without launching into a tirade about how they were traitors to their country and to the state of Texas for telling the audience at a 2003 London concert that they were “ashamed” to be from the same state as Bush. “It’s not healthy to hold a grudge, and, frankly, I’m surprised they let it go on for so long. Besides, the Dixie Chicks have some pretty good songs. It’s time to move on.” Wrinn also confirmed that he is in no way prepared to forgive singer Sinead O’Connor for ripping up a picture of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 episode of Saturday Night Live.
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