Thursday, September 11, 2008

Matt Damon comments on Palin candidacy


catherine said...

Why don't you stick to the business you know best.(Acting)
You repeatedly say you don't know much about her. Well you have enough time before the election to educate yourself. Furthermore, maybe what scares you the most is that maybe a woman will become president one day! Educate yourself,Matt!

Dave said...

Well Catherine. If MacBush & Co, wouldn't continue to keep her isolated and let the press(you know those people we have to rely on when politicians aren't up front with us) have at her, Matt along with everyone else COULD educate ourselves. It sound kind of cliche' saying that she is a heartbeat away from the presidency, but she is. And if all she has is, I'm a hockey mom and I'm from a small town, that's not enough. One of her jobs is to interact with foreign countries. Has she even BEEN out of the country? I know her state, Alaska, is only a few miles from Russia. Has she even been to RUSSIA. As far as we know she could be FROM Russia. No wait, she just got her passport a couple years ago. And she obtained it then so she could visit the troops overseas. I wonder if she has even been to the nation's capital not on a lobbying junket. Name her Secretary of Hockey or Moose hunting or something but not VP.

Kevin said...

Yeah you're right Catherine! He's an actor! Who cares what he thinks? Why don't you stick to the business you know best. (posting on blogs)

Oh wait...he did go to Harvard. He might actually know what's going on better than you do.

And I'm sure Matt Damon's a sexist. Following your logic, maybe what scares you the most is that a black person will become President one day. Educate yourself, Catherine!

jeff said...

wow talk about hate-full, catherine was the only blog that isnt full of hate. Sounds like someone is actually getting to you guys and gonna make a true change to our country, and not just change for change.

wasilla said...

Wasilla resident on Palin

Not only is Marr rightfully concerned but anybody who abuses their position of power to try to fire a former
brother in-law and Commissioner simply because of a personal
vendetta and not on the basis of job merits is unethical, untrustoworthy and unfit to be a heart-beat from the highest office in the Land.

wasilla said...

Wasilla resident on Palin

Not only is Matt rightfully concerned but also anybody who abuses their position of power to try to fire a former brother in-law and Commissioner simply because of a personal vendetta and not on the basis of job merits is unethical, untrustoworthy and unfit to be a heart-beat from the highest office in the Land.

Thunderrroad said...

One of Them and One of Us
by Patrick J. Buchanan (more by this author)
Posted 09/09/2008 ET

One wonders: What did Sarah Palin ever do to inspire the rage and bile
that exploded on her selection by John McCain? What is there either in
this woman's record or resume to elicit such feline ferocity?

What did we know of her when she was introduced?

That she was a mother of five who had brought into this world a baby
boy with Down syndrome, thus living her Christian beliefs. That she
was a small-town conservative who had risen from mayor of Wasilla
(Pop. 9,700) to be governor of a state twice the size of Texas.

That she was a reformer who had dethroned an Old Boys' Network by
dumping a sitting Republican governor. That she had taken on Big Oil,
taxed the companies and returned the money in $1,200 checks to every
citizen of Alaska. And that she had cut a deal with Canada to build a
pipeline to bring natural gas to her fellow Americans.

And, oh, yes. She was "Sarah Barracuda" -- a fierce high school
athlete, a runner-up in the Miss Alaska pageant, a Feminist for Life
and lifetime member of the NRA. Introduced by McCain, she praised
Hillary Clinton and pledged to finish her work by smashing through the
glass ceiling in which Hillary had made 18 million cracks.

What, in any or all of this, is there to justify the feral attacks
within minutes of her introduction? What had she done to cause this
outburst? Answer: absolutely nothing.

No. Sarah Palin is not resented for what she has done, but for who she
is: a Christian conservative who believes unborn children are gifts of
God, even those with birth defects, and have a God-given right to

Normally, the press is reluctant to rummage into the private lives of
public servants, unless their conduct affects their duties or they
preach virtues they hypocritically do not practice.

Yet, no sooner was Palin introduced, than the media went berserk over
the news that her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant. As one in three
births in America is out-of-wedlock and Hollywood celebrates this
lifestyle, why did The New York Times and The Washington Post splash
this "news" on page one above the fold?

How does Bristol Palin's pregnancy disqualify Sarah Palin to be vice
president? Why is it even relevant?

They did it because they thought it would damage Sarah Palin in the
eyes of a Christian community they do not comprehend.

So out of bounds was the media that Obama, in an act of decency,
declared Palin's family off limits and reminded the media that he was
himself born to a teenage single mom.

If one would wish to see the famous liberal double standard on naked
display, consider.

Palin's daughter was fair game for a media that refused to look into
reports that John Edwards, a Democratic candidate for president, was
conducting an illicit affair with a woman said to be carrying his
child and cheating on his faithful wife Elizabeth, who has incurable
cancer. That was not a legitimate story, but Bristol Palin's pregnancy

Why did the selection of Sarah Palin cause a suspension of all
standards and a near riot among a media that has been so in the tank
for Barack even "Saturday Night Live" has satirized the infatuation?

Because she is one of us -- and he is one of them.

Barack and Michelle are affirmative action, Princeton, Columbia,
Harvard Law. She is public schools and Idaho State. Barack was a Saul
Alinsky social worker who rustled up food stamps. Sarah Palin kills
her own food.

Michelle has a $300,000-a-year sinecure doing PR for a Chicago
hospital. Todd Palin is a union steelworker who augments his income
working vacations on the North Slope. Sarah has always been proud to
be an American. Michelle was never proud of America -- until Barack
started winning.

Barack has zero experience as an executive. Sarah ran her own fishing
fleet, was mayor for six years and runs the largest state in the
union. She belongs to a mainstream Christian church. Barack was, for
15 years, a parishioner at Trinity United and had his daughters
baptized by Pastor Jeremiah Wright, whose sermons are saturated in
black-power, anti-white racism and anti-Americanism.

Sarah is a rebel. Obama has been a go-along, get-along cog in the
Daley Machine. She is Middle America. Barack, behind closed doors in
San Francisco, mocked Middle Americans as folks left behind by the
global economy who cling bitterly to their Bibles, bigotries and guns.

Barack has zero foreign policy experience. Palin runs a state that is
home to anti-missile, missile and air defense bases facing the Far
East, commands the Alaska National Guard and has a soldier-son heading
for Iraq.

Barack, says the National Journal, has the most left-wing voting
record in the Senate, besting Socialist Bernie Sanders. Palin's
stances read as though they were lifted from Reagan's 1980 "no pale
pastels" platform. And this is what this media firestorm is all about.

Mr. Buchanan is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of
Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War": How Britain Lost Its
Empire and the West Lost the World, "The Death of the West,", "The
Great Betrayal," "A Republic, Not an Empire" and "Where the Right Went

barb said...

I think all these actors need to stick to acting. Does everyone forget she is the governor of Alaska? She is not just a hockey mom! Sarah, I think you got them scared. Do you think Obama is qualified to run this country? I wish everyone would remember she is running for VP not Pres. If Obama could make up his mind on any issue I would be shocked and awed that he finally got off the fence.

netboyrick said...

Thank you Matt for adding to the vote tally come November for the McCain/Palin ticket. Everytime one of the Hollywood idiotic, sexually debased, uneducated, sold for a dollar, self-deluded, out of touch, should've kept my mouth shut but the cocaine wouldn't let me, aholes opens their mouth, it just reminds the average, hard working, God fearing, gun toting, freedom loving, child raising, church going, tax paying, Americans who they want to vote for.

Rick said...

You are a moron. Matt Daman is 100% right.
I can see Barack as President, but I cannot bear 4 years of that bitch.

The Richmond Democrat said...

Folks, let's ease up on the personal attacks.

It's enough to say Sarah Palin is unqualified: it isn't necessary to attack her personally.

I thought Damon's comments were the thoughtful opinion of an ordinary American. Yes, Matt Damon is an actor. He is also a graduate of Harvard University and unusually well informed and well spoken.

So yes, his is the opinion of an actor, but also well-educated and well informed citizen.

Compare Damon's academic background with that of Palin: she bounced between five colleges over the course of six years before getting her bachelors degree.

If it's a question of intellectual ability between Damon and Palin, I know who's opinion I'd value: Damon's.