Saturday, September 27

Wait...Didn't These Guys Say Actors Should Just SHUT UP?

They sure did. Bill O'Reilly:
If the Hollywood crowd could pass my quiz and answer my rather boorish questions, I would apologize to them and listen intently as they told me that Hans Blix should have had more time to find anthrax in an uncooperative country the size of California. I would sit enraptured as Sean Penn explained the benefits of living under Saddam, Uday and Qusay Hussein. I would gladly pin the dove on Meryl Streep's lavish gown as she regaled me with her vision of peace and understanding in the age of Al Qaeda.

But most anti-war stars are not real big on confronting complicated historical questions. It is much easier to flash peace signs to like-minded compatriots at award programs and then retire to eat lavish dinners paid for by fawning sycophants.
Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity:
COULTER: But you don't hear athletes coming out and feeling like, we must have a position. And what are actors famous for? They imitate other people. They're good at imitating other people. Who cares what they have to say?

HANNITY: And look at what Danny Glover said. He called the president a racist. You know something, that's name calling and that's mean-spirited. And these are the types of attacks they are giving the president on a regular basis, on the brink of war.
I these little gems of friendliness from the guy we're about to talk about here?
"If Clinton had only attacked terrorism as much as he attacks George Bush we wouldn't be in this problem."

"I think [Sen. Robert Byrd] must be burning the cross at both ends."

"[Howard Dean] can roll up his sleeves all he wants at public events, but as long as we see that heart tattoo with Neville Chamberlain's name on his right forearm, he's never going anywhere."
Well, read it and weep. The Repubs want none other than Dennis Miller to run for office in California.

Republican Strategists Eyeing Dennis Miller for State Politics
Draft Miller campaign comes on the heels of Schwarzenegger's success. 'We don't have much of a bench,' assemblyman says.

The comedian Dennis Miller is being talked about - apparently seriously - as a Republican candidate for a statewide post. Three Republican strategists interviewed in the last week have said they want to draft Miller into politics. One, a prominent Republican operative and Schwarzenegger aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that, once the recall election is over, he plans to recruit Miller to challenge Barbara Boxer for her U.S. Senate seat next year.

"There's a lot of us who'd like to see him campaign," Rob Stutzman, a Republican consultant and Schwarzenegger spokesman, said this week, noting Miller's appeal to younger voters. "Dennis Miller is at the cutting edge of biting political commentary."

Another Republican consultant said simply, "We love him."
Get a room.

Why are they rallying around actors now? Simple. The integrity and image of the GOP's career politicans have been so thoroughly trashed by the Bush administration, they need to get Austrian bodybuilders and stand-up comics to deliver their message on the "official mouthpiece" level.

How is it they go after Wesley Clark for showing support for the president before Bush was proven wrong - but they seem to forget their own reversals in a matter of months? JUST askin'...