Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm not one to discuss politics both local and international, in person and in writing because 1.) We'd just never see eye to eye, 2.) No one wins in the discussion, and 3.) It's very tiring. But I have to take exception with this one because I like Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin since she comes across as someone real, who doesn't look tainted by traditional politics going on in Washington, she's like a refreshing breath of fresh air on the old landscape, and she's not afraid to voice out her conservative views on things no matter how unpopular it's become, most especially her Christian faith. In contrast to this is the one who's being interviewed here and giving his opinions was someone I admired, in a way respected, someone who would have done a lot of good if he practiced non-partisan politics who also said before, "For a lot of actors, our biggest fear is that we're going to start talking about things we don't fully understand and sound like idiots. In the long run, I'll do much more good if, when I open my mouth, I have something worth saying."

Apparently, he thought he was doing good with this one casting huge boulders (not rocks) on hockey moms, Walt Disney pictures, small folks, the people of Wasilla in Alaska, and Creationists.

Transcript: "I think there is a really good chance that Sarah Palin could president. And I think that's a really scary thing because I don't know anything about her. I don't think in eight weeks I'm going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town. And she's governor of Alaska for less than two years. I just don't understand... I think the pick was made for political purposes but in terms of governance it's a disaster.

"You do the actuary tables and there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term and it will be President Palin. And it really...we were talking about it earlier...it's like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom. "I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska." And she's the president. And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd. It's totally absurd. And I don't understand why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is. It's a really terrifying possibility. The fact that we've gotten this far and we're that close to this being a reality is crazy, crazy.

"I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, that's an important...I want to know that. I really do. Because she's going to have the nuclear codes. I want to know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. Or if she banned books or tried to ban books. We can't have that."

Matt. Matt. Matt... Dinosaurs and nuclear codes? You should have taken your own advice.

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