Q: Let’s get political briefly. In 2000, you sang at the Republican National Convention.
A: “I’m trying to forget that.”
Q: That was my question. In the intervening years, a lot of people have become disillusioned with the president the candidate and ultimately the president that emerged.
A: “Does that answer your question? I did it for my foundation for autism education. I did it to bring some attention to that.”
Q: Did it at least do that?
A: “Possibly. It might have done more damage than good, for me anyway, for my spirit.”