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.
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.
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?