I’d rather stick bamboo shoots under my fingernails than listen to a James Taylor song.

(CNSNews.com) – James Taylor said he “really suffered” under eight years of “Cheney/Bush,” while speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday about election reform.

“It was sort of natural, being so politically active over the years, that I would get involved in the campaign of 2008,” Taylor said. “I really—I was hugely motivated also by eight years of Cheney/Bush, and I say it in that order on purpose.”

“Those were—it was a tough time for me,” he said. “I really suffered.”

“It made me deeply ambivalent about my country that we would choose that, even if we may not have chosen it,” Taylor said.  “But that, that was our, that’s what represented us in the world.  I felt as though after September 11, the diversion, the distraction of the nation’s concern and energy into Iraq was unpardonable.”

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