Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Ben Jones, who played Cooter on "The Dukes of Hazzard" and later became a maverick congressman, will speak at Germanna's Fredericksburg Campus in Spotsylvania at 7 p.m. on July 8, 2008.

Jones, the quintessential 'good ol' boy,' insists that merit, not race, will decide the 2008 presidential election.

He published his memoirs, "Redneck Boy in the Promised Land," this month.

After a talk about his life and a question and answer session, Jones will sign copies of the book. It deals with the challenges he faced in overcoming having been molested as a child, and in battling alcoholism; with his TV and film career; and with a political career that has included taking on Republican Revolution leader Newt Gingrich as well as Democratic President Bill Clinton, whom he urged to resign.

The event, which will be free and open to the public, will be hosted by the Germanna chapter of Virginia21, a nonpartisan political advocacy group for students. It will be held in Sealy Auditorium.

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Anonymous said...

You gotta love Cooter and the Dukes of Hazzard! I have heard he gives a great presentation and I encourage EVERYONE to come out and hear this "good ole boy!"

Anonymous said...

He's great...its just the people who write about him who are corrupt.

MikeZ said...


Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun...will he have the book for sale? and how much?Will he sign it and take pictures?

MikeZ said...
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MikeZ said...

The book will be available and former U.S. Rep. Ben "Cooter" Jones will sign it and pose for pictures.