If you needed any further evidence that Katrina is the issue that is turning the public against this administration, look no further than these surprising comments from country uber-stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw:

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw - two stars who usually stay out of politics - blasted the Hurricane Katrina cleanup effort, with Hill calling the slow progress in Louisiana and Mississippi "embarrassing" and "humiliating."

The country music artists - who are natives of the storm-ravaged states - were at times close to tears, and clearly angry when the subject of Katrina came up during a news conference today. [...]

"When you have people dying because they're poor and black or poor and white, or because of whatever they are - if that's a number on a political scale - then that is the most wrong thing. That erases everything that's great about our country."

McGraw specifically criticized President Bush. "There's no reason why someone can't go down there who's supposed to be the leader of the free world ... and say, 'I'm giving you a job to do and I'm not leaving here until it's done. And you're held accountable, and you're held accountable, and you're held accountable. [...]

Hill, who grew up in Jackson, Miss., echoed those sentiments. So overwhelmed, she uncharacteristically unleashed an epithet, calling the situation "Bull- - - -"

"It is a huge, huge problem and it's embarrassing," she said.

When the King and Queen of Country say your Katrina policy is "bullshit," you've got problems. And just watch, they won't get the Dixie Chicks treatment -- they're too popular, and the public is with them 100% on this issue.