Rosanne Cash Backtracks on Boehner Tweet

Johnny's daughter says she regrets calling House minority leader an 'asshat'

November 3, 2010 10:45 AM ET

Two days ago Roseanne Cash decided she had had enough of Congressman (and soon-to-be House Majority Leader) John Boehner invoking her dad"s name to score political points, tweeting: 'John Boehner: stop using my dad"s name as a punchline. You asshat."

But now, Cash is learning the hard way not to tweet in anger — she now says she regrets her exact choice of words. 'You feel like you're talking to your group of friends, and then suddenly it's out there in the world," she told The Washington Post . 'I'm a little abashed that it appears that I'm participating in the vitriol." She firmly stands by the criticism though. "People co-opt my dad, but he was a real person who had his own beliefs," she says. "They make him a one-dimensional image to further their own agendas."

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