Rocker Ted Nugent says he's a changed man.
At least that's what he told CNN's Erin Burnett Monday night in an interview that's gotten a lot of people talking.
Burnett confronted Ted Nugent about calling President Obama a "subhuman mongrel".
NUGENT: "Live on Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN, Ted Nugent, remember the Alamo, February 24, 2014, I'm not going to call people names anymore.
BURNETT: I think that to me, I mean, I know you are trying to make slightly light of this, but to me, these things are not light at all -
NUGENT: No, I'm not making light, these are very serious. I agree.
BURNETT: This is a horrible thing to do.
NUGENT: You're right. My children, my brothers, my sister and my wonderful wife Shemane have told me that over and over. And I think at the tender age of 65, I think you're absolutely correct. Instead of using terms like "subhuman mongrel", I'm going to get right to the meat of the matter, where our president is a liar, he lies about, you can keep your doctor, period, over and over again. He lies about Benghazi. He's lying about the IRS.
So, I won't call names anymore. I'm going to get right down to the nitty-gritty and identify the criminal behavior by the people abusing power in the United States government. So, I take your advice to heart, Erin.
And with that, he spark a fury of comments on our Facebook page, Twitter and in the media.
One editorial writer at the Dallas Morning News wrote: "The great thing about the interview was that Nugent clearly was emerging from a visit to the Republican woodshed."
The Orlando Sentinel framed it this way: "Nugent doesn't do contrite or apologetic. He does angry, and that approach undercuts any point he's trying to make. When he keeps talking, he keeps hurting the politicians and causes he supports. Most of all, he hurts himself... Far from apologetic, Ted was on a tear Monday night."
OutFront: CNN Political Commentators Paul Begala, Ben Ferguson, and Ana Navarro.