You almost have to laugh watching this much outrage coming out of Hollywood. I've never been one to pay much attention to the sleazy tabloids or the innumerable useless factoids about celebrities, but I have to admit, I'm enjoying the smackdown they're giving Sarah Palin. Since the primaries ended, Hollywood has remained relatively quiet about the presidential race -- until, of course, John McCain decided to put Palin in the spotlight. She is anathema to everything our liberal stars hold dear: her political ideology is positively prehistoric, the sort of positions born of nightmares. So naturally, our stars are reacting accordingly.
Look! Even Ben Stein hates her! She scares him. And apparently feels like he's in a mental hospital. (I know that feeling.)
In an interview at the Toronto Film Festival, actor Matt Damon took a couple minutes to give his negative assessment of Governor Palin.
I know, I know, he's 'just a celebrity.' But in the space of about 90 seconds he does a fine job of framing the real danger McCain's pick for VP. He explains how, not only does he know little about her, but how that's unlikely to change in the next eight weeks. He brings up Creationism in a brilliant way, and succinctly summarizes the insanity of choosing a VP who may have wanted to ban books. A Palin presidency in a nutshell: a really bad Disney movie; a terrifying possibility.
I can understand why many Americans don't want to get lectured by Pamela Anderson about animal cruelty, or Chuckabee Norris about immigration reform. They should stick to saving swimmers caught in TV riptides, and kicking ass in TV Texas.
Tonight I watched a video that, while a little snarky, was actually a refreshing take on the potential Commander-in-Chief from Alaska.
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