Stars Against Palin

(cross-posted at Motley Moose and Clintonistas for Obama)

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.)

And who could forget the spectacular reaming provided by Matt Damon?

The best line being:

"I need to know if she really believes dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. I want to know, I really do. Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes."

Always liked the guy, but he won major points from me during this interview. (Should I give him favorite actor status?) He makes a good point, though. Palin's line of thinking isn't just archaic -- it borders on delusional. When I think of this woman potentially obtaining the power to set off a string of missiles, a shiver runs down my spine -- and not the good kind.

Even Pink is weighing in! It's not as if anyone cares what she has to say, of course, but frankly I'm just stymied that I'm finally nodding my head approvingly at something that came out of her mouth:

"If I were writing a letter to Sarah Palin, it would be a lot of whys and hows. Who are you? Do you know? Why do you hate animals? Please point out Iraq on a map...This woman hates women. She is not a feminist. She is not the woman that's going to come behind Hillary Clinton and do anything that Hillary Clinton would've been capable of . . . The woman terrifies me."

As she should, Pink. As she should. And yes, my dear, she does hate animals. Blasting animals with a high-powered weapon from a helicopter isn't half as awesome as the NRA, the NHA, and Sarah "lipsticked pitbull" Palin make it out to be. But you'd never know it from the following photograph, would you? Looks like a party!

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Oh my. That looks painful. Well, at least the baby seems to be enjoying it.

And you have my word, that pic is legit. I know because I found it on teh internets. Unedited. I'm sure PhotoShop didn't come within 5,000 pixels of it.

So the celebrities are yammering as loudly as possible about what an... unfortunate sort of human being (I'm using the term loosely, give me a break) Sarah Palin is. Now the question is, should we be concerned about this? The MSM thinks we should. As it has so worriedly pointed out, the louder the celebrities are, the more it looks like Senator Obama is in cahoots with the all-terrifying "liberal elite".  Maybe we should be worried about public perception? Should we be scared of another "Obama is a celebrity" ad forthcoming from the McSame/Failin campaign? Well, I'm thinking No. The likelihood that a bunch of raucous Hollywood types are going to affect the outcome of the race seems slim. The average person doesn't care about endorsements, particularly celebrity endorsements (except for Oprah's, of course), and I seriously doubt anyone is particularly fussed over what Meg Ryan and Ben Affleck have to say. Still, it's funny to watch. I almost feel bad for McCain and Palin having this much outrage and hilarity thrown in their direction.

But hey, at least McCain still has Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, and Chuck Norris on his side. That's a formidable line-up right there. They could totally kick Pink's ass. Then again, McCain probably could too.

Tags: Barack Obama, Ben Stein, celebrities, John McCain, Matt Damon, Sarah Palin (all tags)




No substantive diaries from sricki today.

by sricki 2008-09-22 05:01AM | 0 recs
That's OK...

As long as I get my sricki fix, I'm happy. ;-)

by atdleft 2008-09-22 07:03AM | 0 recs
Re: Stars Against Palin

HAHAHA! That picture should be a New Yorker cover.

by vcalzone 2008-09-22 05:13AM | 0 recs
You forgot Ted Nugent

Remember that Ted Nugent wants to gun down Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  So there's that.

Hey, McCain/Palin could even use "Cat Scratch Fever" without getting a Cease and Desist letter!

by Dracomicron 2008-09-22 05:27AM | 0 recs

McBush can have Nugent! I'm sure just seeing Oprah and Barbra Streisand within 50 feet of him would have him running away with his gun between his legs! :-D

by atdleft 2008-09-22 07:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Whatever!

You just don't like Christians or your gay..which one is it?

by dkl 2008-10-03 06:16AM | 0 recs
Re: Stars Against Palin

SHUT THESE STARS UP!  It's like we never learn!  Everytime one of these elite morons shoots off their mouth we lose votes.  The average joe on the street is annoyed and put off when a star shoots off his mouth.  Matt Damons was a particularly meaningless rant.

Elections are serious and these "celebrities" need to stay out of it.  I cringed all last week when the media kept talking about Streisands fund raiser.

Obama is trying to be different but we keep making the same mistakes.  What next, Obama in a tank wearing a helmet?

AND... ignore the polls -- get out and work, work, work for Obama and don't rest until Nov. 5!

by OurYear2008 2008-09-22 10:50AM | 0 recs
ben stein

is a republican, and former republican presidential speech writer. I think his opinion is damaging to the mccain campaign

by sepulvedaj3 2008-09-22 11:14AM | 0 recs
Re: Stars Against Palin

I tend to agree. I'm glad they're for Obama, but I suspect it's counter-productive when they are too vocal about it.

by Mystylplx 2008-09-22 12:42PM | 0 recs
Ben Stein's a creationist?


I just thought he was some maladjusted geek who got his head flushed in the toilet too many times in high school.

Didn't realize he a full-fledged looney.

by Bush Bites 2008-09-22 11:22AM | 0 recs
Re: Stars Against Palin

I thought this diary was going to be about astrology. What did Nastradamus say about this election?

by Zzyzzy 2008-09-22 12:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Stars Against Palin

Hollywood should stop before the backlash ensues.

by Zeitgeist9000 2008-09-22 02:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Stars Against Palin

Matt Damon is against Christians(to him women belong in the Kitchen_feel really bad for his daughter), and Lohan is mad because she is a Lesbian.(did Palin once go to her and say your going to hell for being Lesbian) another christian hater. Does any one really have a good reason not to like her besides on these grounds. Not Really!!! at least she is not contradicting on what she stands for. Its not like she says I'm all for McCain and then turn around and say I'M not all for McCain...wait that sounds like Biden..sure says one thing and turns around and retracts what he says...lets not raise taxes and then say i didn't mean to say that then...after we won...

by dkl 2008-10-03 06:24AM | 0 recs


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