November 03, 2008 12:00 PM

The country star, 47, who has a new album, That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy, weighs in on the election.

ON REGISTERING AS AN INDEPENDENT They’ve run me out of [the Democratic Party]. They don’t represent anything I stand for anymore. But there are just as many sickos on the right. That’s why I’m not registering Republican. But I don’t see things right and left, I see them right and wrong.

ON SARAH PALIN I think she is the best thing in politics at that level I’ve ever seen. I hate politicians, and she’s as far from one as you can get. She’s a mother, she’s a human being. And I can sympathize with her: She went from being an unknown governor to being on the cover of every magazine.

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