• With: Hank Williams, Jr., country music artist

    This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," October 11, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    SEAN HANNITY, HOST: His song has been played at the beginning of "Monday Night Football" now for decades, but football fans will no longer hear Hank Williams, Jr.'s classic song due to ESPN and comments he made on "Fox & Friends." It happened all on October the 3rd.


    HANK WILLIAMS, JR., ENTERTAINER: Do you remember the golf game they had, ladies and gentlemen? Remember the golf game?

    STEVE DOOCY, CO-HOST: Yeah, Boehner.

    WILLIAMS: That was one of the biggest political mistakes ever.

    DOOCY: Why?

    WILLIAMS: That turned a lot of people off. You know, watching -- you know, it just didn't go over.

    GRETCHEN CARLSON, CO-HOST: You mean when John Boehner played golf with President Obama?

    WILLIAMS: Oh, yeah! Yeah. And Biden and Kasich, yeah. Uh-huh.

    CARLSON: What did you not like about it? It seems to be a really pivotal moment for you.

    WILLIAMS: Come on. Come on. That'd be like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu, OK?

    BRIAN KILMEADE, CO-HOST: Yeah, I don't understand that analogy, actually.

    DOOCY: Well, it's...

    WILLIAMS: Well, I'm glad that you don't brother, because a lot of people do. You know, they're the enemy. They're the enemy.

    KILMEADE: Who is the enemy?

    WILLIAMS: Obama! And Biden! Are you kidding? The three stooges.



    HANNITY: Yeah, I did.

    Now the same day, ESPN pulled Hank Williams, Jr's song from that night's broadcast of "Monday Night Football" and late last week, ESPN announced that it was parting ways with the country music legend for good. The network issued a statement, it said: "We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams, Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of 'Monday Night Football' has always been about the games and that will continue."

    Joining me now, to react, the man himself, Hank Williams Jr. --


    You love to be in the middle of contro -- you were born for this.

    WILLIAMS: Well, maybe so. You know.

    HANNITY: I was watching you on "The View," this morning. It's a good group of people? You -- I thought they were very nice to you.

    WILLIAMS: Oh, it was fantastic.

    HANNITY: It was fantastic.

    WILLIAMS: Well, you know I watched their reaction back on Tuesday and on, they said, "Hey, it's an analogy."

    HANNITY: You pulled out a dictionary, today?

    WILLIAMS: It's an -- yeah, because Sherri goes, "Analogy." I said, "OK, would you read the definition." You know, and Elizabeth, "Hey, why don't we invite a bunch of Yankees fans and Red Sox fans and have a nice love lunch together?"

    HANNITY: It's not going to happen.

    WILLIAMS: No, it's not going to happen.


    So, that happens, I call my manager, I said -- they did what? My daughter, says, "Daddy! Daddy! You know that they're not showing you tonight? Are you in trouble?" I said, "Oh, well if I am, then we all are."

    HANNITY: What do you mean by that?

    WILLIAMS: So, the next day I went fishing and I called my manager and I said --

    HANNITY: I know you went fishing, I talked to you --

    WILLIAMS: "You can tell ESPN 'adios,' tonight."