After hearing about the Dixie Chicks winning 5 grammys, my first thought is that it is strictly due to the fact that they bad mouthed Bush and are being rewarded more for their politics than for their actual talent. I'm not going to say they are not talented. I haven't even heard their album. I just think it is coincidental that they win so many awards right after all of this. Natalie Maines said that people were exercising their free speech by giving them these awards. So, I have to wonder if we are going to see the integrity of the grammys diminish when you can win by strictly ensuring that your message falls in line with the judges own politics. Can you really be proud of your work if it is not even based on the music itself, but rather about what you say outside of the music? For a shallow person, I would assume that this is the case. If this is the case, it is sad because people who really deserve the acclaim get left behind for focusing on their music rather than a political platform. Maybe I'm being cynical, but it is kind of hard not to be at this point.