Actors sans script: Pile on Palin

Actors sans script: Pile on Palin

It’s easy for right leaners to mock celebrities for their inane political comments. Fish. Barrel. Shotgun. But I tried to defend actors the other day, saying many were probably cornered by journalists sniffing out an easy headline.

I spoke too soon.

Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin and Jamie Lee Curtis all rose up in recent days to swat VP nominee Gov. Sarah Palin without anyone pointing a gun, or a notepad, in their direction. Suffice to say none did it well. In fact, it got pretty ugly.

Let’s start with the worst offender, “The View’s” Goldberg. She compared the affection pouring out to Palin at the RNC to … wait for it … a Nazi love fest! (hat tip: Dirty Harry)

I just found the whole thing sad and very musty and very much like a Bund rally, but maybe that was just me.

I wish I could say it was just you, Whoopster, but I suspect a few of your idealogical colleagues can’t wait to make some more Hitler/Bush/Palin swipes in the coming weeks.

Then we have Baldwin, who too often shares his deep political thoughts with the Huffington Post. His latest musings tell us what we know, or don’t know about Palin: (hat tip: Newsbusters)

We know nothing about Sarah Palin. Nothing. Which is not anywhere near enough information to elevate her to the position whereby she would succeed McCain if he died in office or suffered a catastrophic illness.

I think the folks of Alaska know plenty about Palin.

Finally, we have Curtis, whose contributions are the least mean … and the most insipid. Turns out she doesn’t think she’s ready to stare down world leaders. Therefore, Palin isn’t either.

I couldn’t hold my own for one minute in a debate on any issue with someone like a Barack Obama or Joseph Biden and neither can Sarah Palin.

Funny. Baldwin doesn’t know the first thing about Palin, and Curtis knows her so well she understands she can’t debate The One or Blue Collar Joe. Hmmm. I wonder who’s right?

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opusNo Gravatar September 8, 2008 at 3:36 am

What’s different this time around is celebs and the rest of the media are going after not just a republican but her minor children as well and everyone seems to be okay with it.

Malkin has a joke up that was done at the MTV awards, that Palin’s daughter’s baby wasn’t a boy or girl but a P.R. stunt.

Sadly my respect for celebs and ability to seperate their personal life and political leanings from their work has just about vanished. At this stage when celebs,regardless of their political leanings won’t even condem those attacking the children of candidates, it makes them just as bad.

cftotoNo Gravatar September 8, 2008 at 3:39 am

Opus, you’re so right … it gets harder and harder for me to appreciate actors who say the awful things they say (politically). I don’t mind if I disagree with an actor — I disagree with my wife’s politics, fer crying out loud! But when they say disgusting/stupid/mean things, it takes a toll on me … and you … and I suspect a lot of people.

StringerBNo Gravatar September 8, 2008 at 3:35 pm

Whiny Alec may not know about Palin, but thanks to that New Yorker article (not to mention various outbursts over the years), we know all too well what an A-hole he can be…

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