Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Matt Damon: "Like a really bad Disney movie"

A Palin presidency? A really terrifying possibility. A really scary thing. A disaster. Totally absurd.

Condescension.

Because Obama is so much more experienced - right?



9 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is this sexist in any way? He's questioning whether she's qualified and says he knows nothing about her. Is it sexist to critique her on anything?????

There's sexism out there...Rush Limbaugh calling her a babe...Dr. Laura saying she is immoral for working and having kids..the VPILF stuff...and on and on. But, questioning whether she is qualified to be president is NOT sexist.

Anonymous said...

It is when the same standard for qualifications is not applied to the males in the race and at the top of the other ticket by the same people making the comments about Palin

Nobama thank you said...

Saying "its like a bad Disney movie" is the equivalent of someone on the right saying that Obama's candidacy is like a real life version of the Jeffersons. He finally got a peice of the pie...Of course that second comment would be deemed racist and dealt with accordingly by the in-the-tank-for-Obama media and hollywood elites. Who cares about what an out of touch and passed his prime celebrity thinks about a REAL woman anyways?

Anonymous said...

Didn't he endorse Barack Obama in early 2006? So, according to my math, Barack would have been in the senate for less than 2 years...kinda like how long Sarah Palin has been governor. So his experience then was any different from hers now? And lets not forget; She is not running for president.

Perhaps those "hockey moms" and people from "really small towns" will no longer be watching his movies. How does that sound?

Did he not learn from the Kerry campaign that people don't really want to hear what celebrities think? History repeats itself, but I guess he didn't get the memo

emcolas said...

I am so sick and tired of hearing the left tear us apart. Matt Damon has just displayed that he does not possess any class whatsoever. His comments were very offensive to me as a woman, as a conservative. Responding to "anonymous" stating that he is just questioning her experience, I have no problem with him doing that. He just needs to leave out the whole "hocky mom, bad disney movie" comments. I think celebrities in hollywood have no idea what reality is anymore. i cant wait to vote for Sarah Palin in November. Matt Damon, dont forget that you have 2 new daughters now, watch your mouth.

Anonymous said...

The last thing I would ever be is a Palin supporter. But Damon's rant was sexist and ignorant. Listen to his words, instead of simply criticizing her lack experience he equates that lack of experience with being a 'hockey mom'. His implicit assumption is that motherhood is incompatible with leadership. He is right to question and criticize her lack of experience. But he didn't do that - he mocked her for being a small town mom, and that should offend all women.

Anonymous said...

It seemed to me that Damon was suggesting that a strong female leader could only exist in a movie. Or worse still, only in a lightweight, comedy type movie.

I don't mind if he questions her qualifications but only if he would question a male candidate's in exactly the same way. Did he freak out about John Edward's qualifications????? Did he find, just another trial lawyer in the White House "terrifying" --- I'm guessing but it certainly appears he thinks men are presumed qualified but women have to prove it!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it would be better for Matt if Palin just stayed barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen cooking her husband dinner.
Disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Damon who?