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Matt Damon: Sarah Palin is "Totally Absurd"

Matt Damon: Sarah Palin is

Matt Damon just spoke out on Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin to The Associated Press. The 37-year-old actor compares her possibility of being President to a ‘really bad Disney movie’. Ouch!

Damon shared, “I think there’s a really good chance Sarah Palin could become president, and I think that’s a really scary thing… I don’t know anything about her and in eight weeks, I don’t think I’m going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town and she’s the governor for Alaska for less than two years. I just don’t understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes… Do the actuary tables and there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that [John] McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it’ll be President Palin… It’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom, you know, ‘oh, I’m just a hockey mom’… and she’s facing down Vladimir Putin (of Russia)… It’s totally absurd… it’s a really terrifying possibility.”

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803 Responses to “Matt Damon: Sarah Palin is "Totally Absurd"”

  1. 1
    BETSY SMITH Says:

    Why not have Sarah Palin for President.. Since every speech has her
    been compared to Obama..Even her first speech she was comparing
    herself to Obama… Why not switch and have Sarah Palin be President
    and McCain be Vice President..!!!

  2. 2
    releka Says:

    Amen Matt!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    TiaBia Says:

    Matt Damon just said everything that I have been thinking!!!

  4. 4
    kit Says:

    Stick to making movies, you dips**t. I will never again see anything this loser is in. What does he know about politics? I presume he thinks Obama, who is actually running for president, has enought political experience? Matt, go back to your hollywood mansion, and think this one over.

  5. 5
    stefanie Says:

    These actors really need to stay out of politics. It only turns people off. Look what happened to Kerry in 2004.

    Make movies Matt. Leave politics to the professionals.

  6. 6
    u Says:

    matt damon is just a bad actor. are u gonna listen to someone who thinks himself is really hot?

  7. 7
    chriseler 1 Says:

    This Palin woman is scary not only because of her bragging on other world powers but mostly because of what she would do to women’s right to choose. We won this right after a difficult struggle and this woman could take it back with a stroke of her hand….Scary indeed.

    Why doesn’t she understand that just the way she has a right to choose having a special needs baby a poor, teenage girl has a right to choose the future of her body and life…

  8. 8
    diana Says:

    “Damon shared, “I think there’s a really good chance Sarah Palin could become president, and I think that’s a really scary thing… I don’t know anything about her…”

    So he doesn’t know anything about her, but he is scared. yeah, that makes sense. stupid

  9. 9
    BETSY SMITH Says:

    Where has Matt been … on vacation at home in Miami.. Everyone knows everything there is about Sarah Palin.. Why does she think
    that she is running for President.. She should be comparing herself
    to Mr. Biden

  10. 10
    LENI Says:

    Matt Damon needs to shut his ***** and concerntrating on making mad movie. I used like him but not anymore.

  11. 11
    lauren Says:

    I totally agree!!!! Didn’t this country learn over the last 8 years what happens when you elect someone who’s “folksy”, “just a regular American”, “someone you want to have a beer with”, etc etc. I want a President who’s busted ass all their life to improve the world, and who’s got a great education, and who’s obviously extremely thoughtful and smart and even-tempered. Not some TV sports anchor who’s been in public service for like a second and a half. Argh stupid ass country.

    And for those who think actors shouldn’t talk about politics, why the hell not? The rest of us spout off our opinions (at least those of us who pay attention and care about the state of the country/world). Why shouldn’t they?

  12. 12
    kit Says:

    Lauren, based on your comment, except for the education part, Obama is not the man for you. Awwwww.

  13. 13
    Orchid Says:

    I would agree with kit that Matt should stick to movies.
    He says he doesn’t know anything about her and in eight weeks he doesn’t think he’s going to know anything about her. ??? Is he stupid or what? He can’t read? He doesn’t have access to the internet? He doesn’t have TV?
    No wonder he said, “President Putin!” That tells me about Matt. He is not up to date. Vladimir Putin is now prime minister of Russia.

    Make movies, Matt!

  14. 14
    ricki Says:

    I’m so sick of actors talking politics. Shut up Matt.

  15. 15
    mmm Says:

    I don’t care what your political position is, but shut the f**k up! What makes you so qualified that your opinion matters more than any other? Because you made a few movies? You played a genius in a movie, but you’re not, d**khead! I am so sick of these celebs spouting off on politics, whether it’s the lefty nuts or the righty nuts. I say quarantine Hollywood and burn the place down.

  16. 16
    r. Says:

    He’s absolutely right. She has not been in a position to deal with what she’ll face in the White House. Ever. Not to mention she’s an underhanded person who went out of her way to do things like get her former brother-in-law fired because she didn’t like him. You really want someone like that in office JUST BECAUSE she’s woman? Really? I’m a woman, and I don’t want that. It’s making me sick that other women are apparently going to vote for this person, even though she clearly is not experienced and clearly has had some questionable dealings, just because she’s a woman. That’s disgusting, that is not what you base a vote for the President of the US on.

  17. 17
    erin Says:

    Guess I will never see another Matt Damon movie again. I wish hollywood would close their mouths about politics – Noone cares who they are voting for. He sounds so stupid. Palin has more experience than obama and biden together. That is a fact. Look at all the good Barbara Striesand did for Al Gore and John Kerry. The more these hollywood crazies open their mouths – the better it is for Republicans.

  18. 18
    gh bfghfv Says:

    Putin is no longer the president of Russia. LMAO.

    But i do agree with him.

  19. 19
    kit Says:

    Orchid,
    He doesn’t want to know anything about her. The fact that she’s a Republican is all he knows and needs to know. He’s proud to be uninformed. He’s proud to be DUMB. Can you imagine being married to a conehead like that?

  20. 20
    noelle Says:

    Matt should stick to movies and shut his mouth when it comes to politics. I HATE celebrities talking about politics it makes me dislike them and not want to support them anymore.

  21. 21
    kit Says:

    BTW, Anyone with integrity will BOYCOTT MATT DAMON!

  22. 22
    One chance Says:

    I agreed w/ Matt. I understand where his coming from and I feel exactly the same about her.
    PLEASE VOTE PEOPLE! VOTE FOR CHANGE, VOTE VOTE VOTE

  23. 23
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    kit @ 09/10/2008 at 12:53 pm Stick to making movies, you dips**t. I will never again see anything this loser is in. What does he know about politics? I presume he thinks Obama, who is actually running for president, has enought political experience? Matt, go back to your hollywood mansion, and think this one over.
    ***

    lmbao.. kit, stick to… ummm… blogging! hahaha

    ..what do you know about politics..?

    lmbaoo can you even vote?

    you’re probably a canadian. haha

  24. 24
    mia Says:

    ITA, Matt! We know next to nothing about her, but people are willing to put her a heart attack away from the White House. That’s very scary, especially as she seems to know absolutely nothing outside of her life in Alaska. Very scary, indeed.

  25. 25
    gh bfghfv Says:

    Actually i just saw the video and he said “Vladimir Putin”, NOT “President Putin”, you wrote it wrong Jared.

    Sorry Matt.

  26. 26
    Jenn Says:

    The funniest part of Damon’s comment is that he doesn’t even know that Putin is no longer President of Russia, but is now Prime Minister.

  27. 27
    erin Says:

    Yes people vote for change you really can believe in – vote for McCain and Palin.

  28. 28
    Page Says:

    ok seriously Matt Damon, go back to f*cking Kimmel or
    Sarah Silverman!

  29. 29
    Dani Says:

    What is the most frightening thing about Palin is that the Republican party is not allowing her to be treated as any other presidential or vice presidential candidate. News appearances are protected and guided. If someone asks her a question the party doesn’t like, then the network is punished by being excluded from things.
    If Palin is so capable and so able then she should be asked the tough questions that Obama, Biden and McCain are getting. If she is indeed the pit bull in lipstick, then she should be able to answer the questions. Unfortunately she has already incorrectly answered questions due to her inexperience and ignorance. She is one heartbeat away from the presidency and I’ve been a republican most of my life and find this to be terrifying.

  30. 30
    ck Says:

    If you ask him one thing that Obama did as Senator, he’d stutter and wet his pants. When are these actors going to realize that they are mostly high school educated pretty people who know as much about geopolitics as I do about microbiology? They just never learn.

  31. 31
    carol Says:

    putin is not the president anymore Jared… Matt said it right
    i belive that the amercians can do anything right now… they are still very racist
    USA will never be a good country..
    you know, even money can’t solve everything!

  32. 32
    bejeebus Says:

    well, i guess we can see just how highly matt damon rates women on the competance scale. how fitting then that he married a no-name bartender. seems like he doesn’t like a woman to be challenging and/or successful. maybe he thinks women are good for just bringing men food, drinks, keeping their mouths shut and bearing children. for someone who admits not to know very much about a particular candidate he sure seems to have a lot of strong opinions about her. i actually liked him before he opened his huge stupid sexist piehole. well…not any more.

  33. 33
    chessa Says:

    This only gives more votes for McCain and Palin. Hollywood does not represent all of America.

  34. 34
    Paige Says:

    I think that people who play dress up and pretend for a living.. like Matt Damon, should keep their political opinions to themselves. There are idiots out there who will do what he says and follow his influence just because he’s a clown.. I mean celebrity.

    So sick of all the Palin and McCain bashing and bandwagon Obama voters. All they do is take shots at McCain, instead of telling us just why it is they’re voting for Obama.

  35. 35
    You/Me Says:

    Oh yes, this from a man who is completely out of touch with domestic economic America. Well, maybe if we all get passports we can go out into the “real” world and see how other countries live. Yep, thousand dollar night hotels, million dollar homes….STFU MATT DAMON! That goes to all the celebrities who are endorsing ….whether it’s McCain or Obama….who the f*ck cares who the stars are voting for?? It just makes Obama seems more materialistic and fake to have these hypocrites endorsing him!

  36. 36
    [☆I n F a m o u s☆] Says:

    ricki @ 09/10/2008 at 1:03 pm
    I’m so sick of actors talking politics. Shut up Matt.

    ***

    let’s see.. actors cant talk politics.. but.. regular ole joe-shmoes can.. why’s that?

    dont they vote also… hmm.. i don’t get it. lmbao

  37. 37
    Stefanie Says:

    Amen…We don’t know enough about her because her handlers are keeping her from interviews. Can’t wait to see Charlie Gibson’s upcoming interview where he said he is not going to ask her about the controversies surrounding her.

  38. 38
    jupi Says:

    Boycott OPRAH !!!!!!! and Damon !

  39. 39
    jessica Says:

    what the ****!!!! this looser is just doing this for his own publicity. why does he want to know if sarah palin knows abaout dinasours? maybe he knows he sleeps with one every day. Idiot, doing fundraiser for the Democrats. matt, should go back to school and learn the presidents are not elected they are selected and all this is just a circus for people like him without any knwoledge and education on world History. do yourself a favor go back to your dinasour wife and if you are getting tired of her go back to Crobar Miami Beach and get another disgusting dino…..none of your votes count!!!!

  40. 40
    #31 Says:

    You know what Kid Rock said about expressing his opinions on “political issues”- he said- I am NOT and was never a political science major, therefore I do not have the necessary qualifications to speak out about political issues in a public forum- I am not that informed- I am a musician, I will stick to that!

    Truer words have never been spoken! MD should have taken some of K. Rock’s “advice” before spouting off his political nonsense!

  41. 41
    lurking Says:

    Matt Damn On. Not very smart and not very American. No wonder he married a not so hot bambina and someone’s sloppy seconds.

    No matter what you think, I am voting an AMERICAN Woman.

  42. 42
    fox Says:

    Jared, it is quite obvious by now that you are giving free publicity for these crooks Republicans. I don’t remember this site being political, but rather entertaining with stories about Hollywood celebrities. You are promoting this nobody ***** from Alaska and her walking zombie running mate McLame–biggest crooks and hypocrites in this country. From today on I will no longer visit this website, and I will ask all my friends to stop coming again.

  43. 43
    rd Says:

    “Excuse me Prime Minister, can you repeat that? A missle? Going where? Oh hold on, I need to switch breasts…Honey- can you see what’s wrong with the other baby? Yeah, that’s right, I am pregnant again with # 7. Ha Ha! You know, my husband! He and like to have lots of babies!!!!”

  44. 44
    Gloria Says:

    What an idiot, makes me want to burn my Bourne Ultimatum DVD, just kidding, but really come on Matt, Obama is seriously lacking and he’s at the top of the ticket, what does a junior lawyer know after 143 days in office before declaring himself a presidential candidate?

  45. 45
    Model Says:

    FOR STEFANIE AND KIT, 4 & 5. YOU GUYS SOUND RETARDED. STICK TO MOVIES. HES A EFFIN AMERICAN HE HAS THE RIGHT TO HIS OWN OPINION. HES FOLLOWING POLITICS LIKE OTHER AMERICANS. U GUYS ARE MAD BECAUSE HES RIGHT ABOUT SARAH PALIN. JUST BECAUSE CELEBRITYS SUPPORT OBAMA U GUYS WANNA B MAD… THEY ARE AMERICANS WITH THE RIGHT THE VOTE LIKE YOU GUYS…SO PLEASE HUSH. MAKING FOOLS OF URSELVES. MATT DAMNON WAY TO GO! OBAMA 08 SUCKERS

  46. 46
    john Says:

    Mrs Palin this idiot wants to know if dinasours really exist .he never attended school please send him some books because he really wants to know….

  47. 47
    nalnya Says:

    HE IS TAX PAYER LIKE ALL OF YOU. AMERCANS ARE REAALY STUPID INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT REAL ISSUES YOU BASH MATT DAMON, HE CAN SAY ANYTHING HE WANTS HE STILL PAYS TAXES LIKE THE REST OF YOU PEOPLE HE EVEN PAYS MORE IN TAXES.

  48. 48
    ! Says:

    Model = nalnya
    P.S. It’s HIGHLY doubtful that you are a model. More likely, you are an ugly ignorant slag.

  49. 49
    sse Says:

    shut up matt….just act and look pretty!

  50. 50
    toni Says:

    He is a cuttie! that’s what I’d say.

  51. 51
    julia Says:

    People who vote for McCain, Palin must be retarded. I saw sicko the other day and was shocked by the american health situation. I don`t feel sorry for you at all, at least those of you who voted for Bush. In Europe we have free health service, our tax covers it and we pay less tax than you. The difference is that we have brains and choose politicians who can serve the country and do what`s right. It`s called democracy people! The rest of the world want`s Obama to be president. America will go under if McCain and that crazy rifle ***** win.

  52. 52
    Model Says:

    ANOTHER THING THAT KILLS ME, EVERYONE IS SO ACCEPTING OF SARAH PALIN AND HER DAUGHTER BEING PREGNANT BUT IF THAT WAS OBAMA’S DAUGHTERS IT WOULD B WAR. AMERICA IS SUCH A ******* DUMB ASS RACIST COUNTRY..THATS Y ALL THESE TERRORIST WANNA BLOW US UP BECAUSE OF PPL LIKE JOHN AND BUSH. NOW SARAH WANTS TO COVER UP, BY MAKING HER DAUGHTER GET MARRIED. THATS A SHOT GUN WEDDING..EXTRA LAME. BUT LET THAT HAD BEEN OBAMA THEY WOULD HAVE ATE IT UP WORSE THEN SARAH PALIN SITUATION. SARAH IS 44 STILL HAVING CHILDREN. HER GRANDCHILD WILL B THE SAME AGE AS HER CHILD. WTF. YUP THATS THE PERFECT FAMILY FOR OFFICE. DUMBASSES.

  53. 53
    sarah_Palin'08 Says:

    I fooled you all idiots, and I didn’t even have to try! Truth is, I am a Russian spy, I work very closely with Russians and so does John McCain. I know we will convince your little puppet mid-american minds and we will win this election, and then we will Reign upon you while you serve our every order. I knew my little plan would work, “oh look at me, I have 5 brats, with 3 different men, my 17 year old is pregnant and she;s keeping her baby because we are so classy” Oh I melt your hearts don’t I even though you have NO IDEA who I really am. Hahahahhaha, in your face idiots!!

    P.S. much love to KKK clan and their tremendous support

  54. 54
    rd Says:

    McCan’t is not gonna last 4 years- Matt’s right! I wonder about parents who think it’s awesome that their daughter had unprotected sex. WTF???? Hello!!!! People can get AIDS!!!! And by the way there were no “internet rumors” that Trig was Bristols. They orchestrated the whole thing by deliberately having only Bristol hold Trig during the Friday announcement. They KNEW the following Monday they needed to fess up about Bristol and that way they could try and blame Bristol’s problem on the Democrats!!!!! Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!!!

  55. 55
    Irish girl12 Says:

    I don’t get why the Mega rich Hollywood types would want a Dem. in office. Obama will raise the taxes of the middle income up till the mega rich and they only people who will benefit are the welfare receipents! Small business will suffer when he taxes us and puts us out of business putting more people on welfare. Wise up Bush didn’t put us in a tail spin it was good ole boy Billy that did sqaut and put is in the downward slope and Bush has tried to get us back on track. Cllinton voted for outsourcing jobs! Hello!

  56. 56
    Mary Says:

    I think he’s entitled to his opinion however before he says something like this maybe he should know more about Palin. He states he knows nothing about her so he won’t vote for her. We really don’t know THAT much about Barack Obama.

    I just find all of this humorous. Palin was a good pick for the Republicans because she gave them a much needed boost. But the Democrats really need to be careful where they try to point on flaws on Palin because mostly it’s backfired and drawn even more attention on the lack of experience of Obama. The biased media might not cover it all, but Americans aren’t as dumb as some like to portray them.

    Oh and whoever said the thing about GW being a mistake in the White House because he was just a regular American… Do you not realize that’s what Obama’s trying to portray? Is that he is just like all of us?

    Celebs are entitled to their opinions but should only speak on issues when they actually know what they’re talking about. The fact that he doesn’t know Putin isn’t President but Prime Minister says it all.

  57. 57
    Mary Says:

    Also

    For him to insult her for being “common” is tasteless. All celebs, whether they are voting for McCain or Obama, are out of touch with America. They don’t live the normal lives we do no matter how they try to spin it. They might as well be on a different planet.

  58. 58
    new york girl Says:

    I am shocked! Matt Damon is the father of 2 girls and is such a sexist! Sarah Palin has the same amount (if not more) experience than Obama and he has 100% chance of being President if he is elected. McCain has the experience and real history of “change” not just the campaign slogan.

  59. 59
    sarah_Palin'08 Says:

    God bless Russia!! err I mean America.

  60. 60
    Terumi Says:

    I completely agree with Matt. It is very scary to think that she could be our president… She just doesnt have enough experience to be president..or even vice president! I mean seriously she ran a town of people the size of my towns 2 high school put together…and you think she can be president of ov the USA?!?!

    Oh BTW to all the people saying “actors just need to stay out of politics”, Did you seriously just say that? Because actors have the freedom of speech just as we do, So for you to say that they need to stop talking politics is just crazy. Did you know that them as people are just like you? Yes they may have tons of money and they may be known around the world, But they are people and so are we so if we can talk about politics than so can celebrities. Yes I will agree that some celebrities arent very..informed when talking about politics but Matt really seems to be right about this one because we simple do not know enough about sarah palin. We might know about her daughter being pregnant and her have a down syndrom baby and a few other things but really we DO NOT know enough about her especially since she could be running our country! We made the mistake with Bush the last 2 elections falling for his lies, But we cant do it again this election. We need change and Barak Obama is the Man who WILL change out country…for the better!

    Oh and I hate when the republicans say that because the democrats are democrats that we dont care about our country or that we arent true americans or that we all agree with abortions because I dont agree with abortion and I want Obama to become president because I believe he will make our country a place that we can be proud of again. So if by me wanting the best for our country is bad, then fine I dont care call me un-american because I would rather be called that than vote for McCain and see out country go down in smoke

    VOTE Obama/Biden 08!! If you want change

  61. 61
    rd Says:

    Will someone please ask Sarah Painintheass how old the Earth is? Betcha she says 5000 years!!!!! That’s why the GOP won’t let her speak freely. That great speech…someone wrote it FOR HER.

  62. 62
    Betsy Says:

    Palin has just as much if not more experience than Obama. She was a governor, Obama was a senator. A governor is higher up than a senator. Obama is running for president so really she’s just as qualifed as he is to be president if not more so and she’s not even running for president. I love Jason Bourne but the sole argument of Palin’s lack of experience is unfounded. Matt and his other fellow celebrities should really think things through more before opening their mouths. They are so out of touch with how the majority of Americans really think.

  63. 63
    elle Says:

    celebrities: ohhh im voting for obama and all my fans will too”
    stupid!!! lol no chocolate on 08! vote mccain/palin!!

  64. 64
    Lucy Says:

    Obama and Biden for the win.

    Matt spoke the truth.

    He finds it scary that Palin could be president because he knows NOTHING about her.

    GOP go on and on about Obama but they never really tell us what their ideas are in issues. And as Biden said “The silence is DEAFENING”

  65. 65
    Amanda Says:

    I agree with Matt.

    OBAMA/BIDEN ’08!!!

  66. 66
    rel Says:

    he said VLADIMIR PUTIN !!
    not President Putin
    it’s Jared’s fault

  67. 67
    Annie Nonymous Says:

    He’s a citizen of the United States and he’s got just as much right as you morons to say what he thinks about Sarah Palin if asked — and he’s absolutely right! You people want to vote for her because she’s “hot,” because she’s got a ******, because you think her kid’s hot, or whatever, even though you don’t know the first ******* thing about her. Do a little research and you’ll see that she’s milked Alaska’s taxpayers for all they’re worth, let her (unelected) husband butt into that state’s affairs, and thrown her weight around to get innocent people fired and harassed. For ****’s sake, wake up and do your duty as Americans!

  68. 68
    Mary Says:

    QOUTE: What is the most frightening thing about Palin is that the Republican party is not allowing her to be treated as any other presidential or vice presidential candidate. News appearances are protected and guided. If someone asks her a question the party doesn’t like, then the network is punished by being excluded from things.

    She has been treated unlike any other candidate by the media bias she’s been shown. I was watching the news last night and they were fact checking all these rumors about her. They proved multiple times that some of the rumors and such were started by bloggers. One guys admitted to CNN he made stuff up. But it caught attention of the mainstream media and they ran it as a credible source. So if you want to talk about the treatment of Palin? She has been unfairly treated since she was nominated. I wouldn’t put her out there to just be fed to the sharks.

    I’m curious to know what questions she’s incorrectly answered if, like you said, she hasn’t been allowed to be touched by the media

    Bottom line Democrats thought Obama was untouchable! And Palin came in and now things have gotten exciting… They’re scared and all of this outrage about her experience and stuff is such a cover up

    Like I said I would really stop pointing the finger at Palin because it’s going to get turned around and be pointed right back at Obama. And no matter how you spin his “experience” he still has very little, and he’s the PRESIDENTIAL candidate

  69. 69
    heidi Says:

    I’m so tired of all these jackass celebrities pretending that they’r political analysts. Contrary to what you might think in your own narciscisstic world, no one cares what you have to say about politics. Celebrity endorsements hurt campaigns more than they help them anyway, so it’s an exercise in futility.

  70. 70
    nalnya Says:

    ! @ 49
    COME MAY THAT BE WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO SAY. IS THAT THE BEST YOU HAVE YOU DEGENRATE SON OF TWITT

  71. 71
    Gia Says:

    Julia,
    Ummm….and you have to wait how long to get in to see the doctor? The doctor that you are ordered to go see….no choices for you. Exactly. Meanwhile, us Americans who are responsible enough to carry medical insurance can get in to see the doctor we want to see at a mere moment’s notice. So stop with your jealousy why don’t you…Thanks.

  72. 72
    Model Says:

    UGH! ELLE STOP BLAMING THE CELEBES…THAT HAVE THE RIGHT JUST LIKE REGULAR PEOPLE. DONT GET MAD IF THEY HAVE AN INFLUENCE. OBAMA CANT EVEN USE THE BATHROOM WITHOUT PEOPLE CRITICIZING HIM.

  73. 73
    Mary Says:

    If Damon had gotten up there and said vote for Palin all of this people talking about freedom of speech would be up in arms saying actors shouldn’t be voicing their opinion without knowing what they’re talking about… It’s just dumb

  74. 74
    heather Says:

    I LOVE when fools like M.Damon spout off like this- just goes to show how completely diss-illusioned and “out of touch” they really are. They believe that they are scoring brownie points for their candidate of choice, but in reality they are just mukking/clouding up the “real issues”. I’m sure that Obama is really breathing easier now he has M. Damon’s support and allegiance- PLEASE! Give me a break! but keep talking all of you nutty celebs- it’s quite hilarious actually.

  75. 75
    sarah_Palin'08 Says:

    Vote for me vote for me vote for me!!!!
    People, there is NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING wrong with COMMUNISM! I promise you. Just vote for me and you will see!!!!!!!!
    PALIN/PUTIN ring the bell? Oh yeah for those of you who don’t know me I am a Russian and proud of it. But don’t be scared Communism is a good thing, I promise it will be better than whatever you have now! Bush started it but he is too stupid and scared to turn America into a fully communistic country. McCain and I are not!! You have seen both him and I with guns, haven’t you? Well if that doesn’t tell you how militant and violent we are then you need to pay more attention. We can’t wait to take full control of this country and turn it into Russia!!! Once we get your votes we can’t wait to start invading the world, we love guns, we love blood, we are the real politicians. We don’t need whiners who complain about health care costs, taxes, unemployment, blah blah blah. We need YOU!! We need GUNS, We need to start attacking the world.We are the true leaders with guts, and we need your vote!

  76. 76
    Purple Heart Says:

    Come on Matt Damon! Governor Palin is more qualified to be president than Obama. She’s got executive experience.

    Obama’s only accomplishment is writing two memoirs. He has not done anything in the Senate. He is so INDECISIVE. He voted “present” 130 times.

  77. 77
    Grace Says:

    No Matt, Obama being President IS a really bad disney movie. Obama will be the most unexperienced President ever. Now that’s scary. Thank you.

  78. 78
    i hate america Says:

    AMERICA IS RACIST. THE LAND OF THE FREE…YEAH RIGHT.. THE HOME OF THE REAL TERRORIST. JOHN OLD ASS AND SARAH PALIN STILL FERTILE ASS.

  79. 79
    queenie Says:

    Thank you, Matt Damon!
    Please folks, don’t let this happen…
    Go Obama!!!!

  80. 80
    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    Vote for me vote for me vote for me!!!!
    People, there is NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING wrong with COMMUNISM! I promise you. Just vote for me and you will see!!!!!!!!
    PALIN/PUTIN ring the bell? Oh yeah for those of you who don’t know me I am a Russian and proud of it. But don’t be scared Communism is a good thing, I promise it will be better than whatever you have now! Bush started it but he is too stupid and scared to turn America into a fully communistic country. McCain and I are not!! You have seen both him and I with guns, haven’t you? Well if that doesn’t tell you how militant and violent we are then you need to pay more attention. We can’t wait to take full control of this country and turn it into Russia!!! Once we get your votes we can’t wait to start invading the world, we love guns, we love blood, we are the real politicians. We don’t need whiners who complain about health care costs, taxes, unemployment, blah blah blah. We need YOU!! We need GUNS, We need to start attacking the world.We are the true leaders with guts, and we need your vote!

  81. 81
    Original jpf Says:

    # 5 stefanie @ 09/10/2008 at 12:54 pm These actors really need to stay out of politics. It only turns people off. Look what happened to Kerry in 2004.

    Make movies Matt. Leave politics to the professionals.

    _________

    You sound beyond ignorant. He’s a citizen just like you and has every right to express his opinion just like you. And as far as leaving politics to the professional, you sound even more ignorant. Yeah, I called you ignorant because that’s exactly how you sound trying to shutdown someones right to speak as an American about what will affect them just as much as it will you or I. You are a prime example of the type of voter McCain/Palin Bush/Cheney love, and if it’s left up to you and other obtuse rah rah flag waving idiot voters swilling on wedge issues like a drunk, we’ll all be making out our mortgage checks out to the National Bank of China and our car payments to the National Bank of Venezuela.

    jpf

  82. 82
    realdeb Says:

    Way to go Mattayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

    Two thumbs up!

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    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    VOTE FOR ME VOTE FOR ME!!!
    HELP US TURN AMERICA INTO RUSSIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MCCAIN/PALIN ’08!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. 84
    tia Says:

    TOTALLY AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. 85
    kit Says:

    Model #46:
    If I’m a fool, what is Matt Damon who says he knows nothing about Palin, nor does he think he will every know anything about her, yet says she’s absurd? Never mind, that would make him MATT REALLY STUPID AND DUMB. At least he’s not a fool.

  86. 86
    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    PALIN-PUTIN ’08

    i mean McCain…………….

  87. 87
    Orchid Says:

    20kit @ 09/10/2008 at 1:08 pm

    Orchid,
    He doesn’t want to know anything about her. The fact that she’s a Republican is all he knows and needs to know. He’s proud to be uninformed. He’s proud to be DUMB. Can you imagine being married to a conehead like that?
    ——-
    It’s just possible that he thinks Sarah Palin is like his wife!

  88. 88
    ! Says:

    Model = nalnya = i hate america
    You need to go back into your basement
    and take your medications.

  89. 89
    TERI Says:

    A direct quote from Barack Hussien Obama’s Book, “Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the MUSLIMS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”, He did NOT say Americans.!!!!!!!!!, Think long and hard before you cast your vote. Once a Muslim always a muslim. Obama doesn’t have much experience to be our President either.

  90. 90
    Melissa Says:

    It does make me laugh to watch Obama stutter in his speeches when he talks about Palen, he thought he had this election in the bag because he truly believed that he has this county fooled by his big talk. He has no action and he keeps talking about change but I have yet to hear him say anything differently. He and Biden are shaking in their boots.

  91. 91
    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    Vote for me and I will show you how to raise your daughters properly! I guarantee my motherhood skills work!!!!!
    All mothers vote Sarah Putin, the real woman of change!!!!!!!

  92. 92
    AnYmOuS Says:

    well, i won’t be watching any matt movies anymore. his comment is absurd. and wasilla isn’t a really, really small town. sarah has done more for alaska than any other governor. give the woman a chance, she has what it takes to do good for our country.

  93. 93
    polly Says:

    TERI @ 09/10/2008 at 1:44 pm A direct quote from Barack Hussien Obama’s Book, “Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the MUSLIMS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”, He did NOT say Americans.!!!!!!!!!, Think long and hard before you cast your vote. Once a Muslim always a muslim. Obama doesn’t have much experience to be our President either.

    AMEN!

  94. 94
    Thebestever Says:

    I think he has a valid opinion, he’s not just some ditz actor talking out of his ass. This is a harvard educated man, hes got some smarts about him.

  95. 95
    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    Sarah Putin – John McCain ’08!!!!!!!!!!

    Let the communism reign!!!!!!!!!

  96. 96
    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    Putin/ McCain ’08

    Get ready for a draft baby, we are going to Iran and Syria!!!!!!!!!!

  97. 97
    kit Says:

    Obama kept stuttering in his latest trump speech. His campaign is in defense mode now. He can’t recite the prepared speeches with the swagger he did earlier on because he knows he sounds ridiculous, but he also knows he’s losing the election.

  98. 98
    McCain-Palin08 Says:

    You liberal Democrats keep dissing Sarah and more votes will go to McCain_Palin BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA

  99. 99
    Original jpf Says:

    Can anyone name one issue that McCain/Palin have nailed down that they have verbalized a plan for.

    Name one:

    Education…………?

    Healthcare……….?

    Veterans…………..?

    Taxes……………….?

    Ya can’t because they haven’t. Not one of the above have they spoken of in concrete terms because all they seem to have time for while they formulate something is Obama! They’ve done nothing but played the attack the otherside game because we have nothing else! Name one thing that’s all I ask. They tell the people to wait, they tell the press to wait, and it’s a travesty. No VP in history has gone this long without the people knowing as little about their stand on issues, not one, and all we get is “leave her alone……..this is sexism……..she’s a mom…….she’s been a governor and mayor……….this is sexism….uh, no, this is bonifide, unadulterated all American bullsh!t and ya know it

    Anyone who votes this ticket based on nothing but some surface belief they are gonna be kicka$$ Americans, you deserve the a$$kicking coming that’s going to leave us worse off than even Bush/Cheney.

    jpf

  100. 100
    opal Says:

    Matt Damon, shut your mouth. This isn’t a Sprite commercial so stop the endorsements.

    Celebrities need to hold their tongues when it comes to politics because they can easily — and undeservedly — influence the public.

  101. 101
    CZLF Says:

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH MATT!! I am not a big fan of his but this put him over the top to me!! It is about time someone finally said what most of us have been thinking… I said it last week and I will say it again… McCain is a heartbeat away from another heart attack and I don’t want someone with such WARPED views as Palin running MY Country!!

    THANKS SO MUCH MATT!!!

    Obama/Biden 08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  102. 102
    K Says:

    Oh Matt Matt Matt. I loved you BEFORE you opened your mouth.

    Ugh, I hate celebrities and their politics.

  103. 103
    Sugarsugar Says:

    Yet, I’m sure he thinks Obama, with all of his 143 days in the Senate is so very qualified to be President of the United States. I think we’re pretty scr***d either way, but people in the entertainment industry should keep their political views to themselves.

  104. 104
    SexistDemocrats Says:

    i supported Hillary Clinton and I was thinking of voting Obama-Biden but all these sexist remarks from their supporters has turned me OFF completely and I’m voting McCain-Palin now. The shift was caused by all the sexist remarks towards a woman candidate and now a lot of women are being turned off.

  105. 105
    Kelly Says:

    If Obama had really been for “change” he would have chosen Hillary as a running mate not Joe Biden. When it came to making his first important decision he caved and chose a Washington insider. The pick of Palin has blown him out of the water. His “”change” is nothing but rhetoric. And he is a hypocrit to call Plain inexperienced.

  106. 106
    Kelly Says:

    btw Matt, not everything is life is compared to a movie. Get real.

  107. 107
    stfu Matt!! Says:

    These celebrities need to shut up about politics already and let people make up their own minds. I honestly don’t care about the race, gender, age….whatever about any of the candidates, I’m listening to the issues before I make up my mind. It is unfortunate that all this racist, ageist, sexist crap is even in the media in the 1st place, because I think it is overshadowing the real focus, which is on what will improve the state of the country.

  108. 108
    nalnya Says:

    YOU BASHNG MATT BUT HE IS BETTER OFF THAN YOU DISGUISING PEOPLE BASHING HIM. AMERCANS HAVE BORROWED ALOT OF MONEY, CHINA OWNS PART OF AMERICA ALMOST 2 TRILLONS DOLLARS INVESTED IN YOUR COUNTRY TO BAIL YOU OUT AND ALL YOU CARE ABOUT IS WHAT MATT IS SAYING AND HE IS RIGHT.YES DISAGREE WITH HIM BUT DON’T TELL HIM NOT TO COMMENT ABOUT PALIN HE IS A TAX PAYER TOO. PLEASE AMERICANS STOP YOUR STUPDITY NOW AND START TALKING ABOUT THE REAL ISSUES NOT PERSONALITIES AMERICAN IS GOING DOWN AND ALL YOU CARE IS WHAT MATT DAMON SAID,IF AMERICANS CONTINUE WITH THIS STUPDINESS THEN AMERICAN CAN KISS BEING A SUPER POWER,PEOPLE STOP INVESTING IN AMERICA AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR NEGOTIATIONS STATUS TO OTHER COUNTRIES. IF THAT IS WHAT AMERICA WANTS THEN GO AHEAD AND TALK ABOUT NONE ISSUES. IT IS SUCH A PITY IT USED TO BE SUCH A GREAT COUNTRY. IT IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, SAD

  109. 109
    Ade Says:

    so true !

  110. 110
    McCain_Palin'08 Says:

    McCain – Putin ’08!!

    I have no idea what I’m doing but I am Russian and I know how to turn this country into communism!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. 111
    tia Says:

    Republicans are so annoying. When diddy said the same thing they whipped out their racist remarks and said ‘what does a black man know?’ now than an educated actor(who spends most of his free time learning about politics and working with the UN and charities

    throughout the world) says the exact same thing, since you cant play the race card you say ‘what does an actor know?’

    Do you all not realise that this is exactly what millions and millions of people think? Sarah Palin wont even give a freakin interview! How is anyone supposed to make an informed decision when she wont even talk.

    I completley agree with everything he has said, not because he’s an actor but because it is one hundred percent the truth.

  112. 112
    Ann Says:

    Obama you should be worrying about!!! McCain will prolly live longer than Obama.

  113. 113
    trish waldman Says:

    Every time Damon or Afflect (Damflect) open there mouthes I want to yell “SHUT THE F*** UP!!!! These two hollywood ass kissers parade around like they know what is best for America, why they go over to third world countries and have their pictures taken with poor kids so they can tell us how giving they are. Hey Matt! Palin has far more experience then Obama! What an idiot. I hope his three daughters don’t use Matt as a role model.

  114. 114
    Dianne Says:

    Why would we care what Matt Damon thinks about politics? I didn’t pay much attention to him before, but I surely won’t now. These guys place far too much value on themselves and their opinions.

    Make up your minds for yourselves, people – don’t listen to Hollywood!!!!

  115. 115
    dd Says:

    I really hate it when celebrities get involved in politics!!

  116. 116
    fidel Says:

    Sarah Palin is nothing more than a tiny part of a bigger machine.

    She’s against abortions = had a child with down syndrome.
    Against sex before marriage = her own CHILD is now pregnant.
    And Alaska? Do I even have to go there?
    She’s a crazy christian just like Bush.

    Im glad I live in europe.

  117. 117
    Camera Says:

    Matt Damon is just saying what millions have been thinking.

    A vote for McCain is not really a vote for him to be president, its a vote for Palin.

    And that really is a scary thought

  118. 118
    Orchid Says:

    46 Model @ 09/10/2008 at 1:19 pm

    HES FOLLOWING POLITICS …
    ——-
    He obviously is not, and isn’t planning to! He said so himself – that he doesn’t know anything about her and he thinks he isn’t going to know anything about her in eight weeks. Then why is he judging her? Because she is a woman.
    Doesn’t he know, and don’t you know, that women are as good as, and often better than, men?

    Check your spelling before you press ‘submit!”

  119. 119
    andrew Says:

    Who cares if he is an actor. That has nothing to do with it. He is a smart man and he has every single right to make his opinion public. Your all making it sound like he just made some idiot comment. Did you fools even WATCH the video? He is incredibly educated and elequent in how he speaks. He know’s what he’s talking about. He’s not just another idiot actor trying to get some press. He makes some very valid points, and if all the Republicans can to to rebutle is spout hate for him, that says a hell of alot more you all then it does about Matt Damon, Obama or any actor with an opinion

  120. 120
    Sarah_Palin'08 Says:

    I voted for Alaska’s independence from the rest of the America because you people suckkkk!!!!!!!!!!! I hate America, I love Russia. Alaska will gain its independence from the crappy states of America once I become the VP!!!!!!!! Mark my words!!!

    Putin – McCain ’08!!!!!!!!!!

  121. 121
    Angela Says:

    F@$&ing a@@hole! I would prefer to take my chances with Palin facing down Putin than do-nonthing pretty boy Obama. Go back to your meaningless Hollywood Damon along with all the other worthless traitor scum that make up your lot.

  122. 122
    Orchid Says:

    94 polly @ 09/10/2008 at 1:46 pm TERI @ 09/10/2008 at 1:44 pm

    A direct quote from Barack Hussien Obama’s Book, “Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the MUSLIMS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”, He did NOT say Americans.!!!!!!!!!, Think long and hard before you cast your vote. Once a Muslim always a muslim. Obama doesn’t have much experience to be our President either.

    AMEN!
    ——-
    What? He said that? It’s in writing? I can hardly believe it. Why hasn’t anyone asked him to expand on that statement?

  123. 123
    Lisa Says:

    matt damon, you think women cant take on Putin I beg to differ lol

  124. 124
    wtf?? Says:

    What qualitfies him to say anything????????

    HE’S AN AMERICAN AND CAN SAY WHATEVER THE HELLLL HE WANTS! WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? WERE SOME OF YOU RAISED IN COUNTIRES WHERE OTHER PEOPLE THOUGHT FOR YOU AND SPOKE FOR YOU????????????? SINCE WHEN MUST YOU AGREE WITH EVERYTHING SOMEONE SAYS? SINCE WHEN IF YOU DISAGREE WITH SOMEONE, THEY ARE CONSIDERED BAD? THE PROBLEM WITH AMERICANS IS THAT YOU ARE LACKING IN EDUCATION. INSTEAD OF HUFFING AND PUFFING AND SWEATNG LIKE PIGS WHILE WADLING DOWN THE STREET LOOKING FOR A JUNK FOOD STORE TO STUFF YOUR FACE, HUFF AND PUFF YOUR WAY DOWN YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY OR LOCAL ACCREDITED UNVERSITY AND STUFF YOUR FACE WITH EDUCATION INSTEAD. LEARN WHAT THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS DOING OVERSEAS IN YOUR NAME

  125. 125
    McCain-Palin08 Says:

    McCain_Palin’08 @ 09/10/2008 at 1:48 pm

    Sarah Putin – John McCain ‘08!!!!!!!!!!

    Let the communism reign!!!!!!!!!
    ********************************************************************************
    Barack Hussein Obama- Biden ’08
    Let the Extremist Islam reign!!!!!

  126. 126
    Original jpf Says:

    So much ignorance it’s scary. A bunch of kids talking and saying squat but “celeb’s should leave the politics to pro’s.” You, and not Obama, McCain or Bush are the true downfall of America. You all sound like myna birds parroting each other and your parents. You haven’t read up on anything, watched anything, become familier with the issues and yet, you’ve decided that Obama’s the devil and McCain/Palin are the second coming. It’s sad and scary and unbelievable in this age of information. You are your future and God help us.

    jpf

  127. 127
    Willow Says:

    Matt is such an idiot! McCain/Palin all the way!

  128. 128
    I love it Says:

    Hey, I like John McCain. I think he loves this country and wants to do a great job to reform it.

    I can’t accept this woman. She’s too young. She comes across as “fluffy” even tho I’m sure she’s smart. She’s gonna deal with a lot of chauvinist men in these other countries. Palin is too young and too pretty to be taken seriously, that is, if McCain should unfortunately pass on. If McCain is elected, Palin becomes Prez. I can’t see that. I can’t see her as Prez.

    If McCain wanted a woman, he should have selected someone more mature and not so hockey-mom-ish. I don’t like her speaking voice either. It’s a little squeaky.

    Palin is a good woman for sure, but I think she was the wrong choice. A woman who carries herself like Senator Clinton would be better. I wasn’t crazy about Clinton either, but she has the appearance of a leader.

    Matt Damon can say what he wants to say just like the rest of us. Ben Affleck is his good buddy and I’m sure they both are passionate about politics. Actors have a great voice and they are adding much to this debate.

    This race is going to be close.

  129. 129
    irene Says:

    McCain and Palin gets my vote

  130. 130
    Nikkita Says:

    “…cause she’ll have th nuclear codes” that cracks me up. That joke was delievered well. But it actually reminds me of the argument people used to make about women not being able to be president because they menstruate. It’s like “why can’t women be president”? oh cause they’ll nuke someone when they’re on their period. “why can’t creationist be president?” because they’ll nuke someone cause their so stupid. Disagreeing with someone’s religious or political beliefs is not an argument to help establish their stupidity or willingness to start a nuclear holocaust. It only establish’s your inability to logically argue.

    I also loved how he said they choose her for “political reasons”! Why else would they chose her… it’s politics! They not going to choose her for metaphysical reasons!

    But I still love Matt Damon I think he is one of the only decent people in that industry. I’m just always uneasy about using your movie promoting time to discuss your politcal beliefs.

  131. 131
    Lexxie Says:

    Who gives a **** what he thinks or any other celebrity for that matter. They shouldn’t even be able to vote because no one lives less in the real world than they do. Do you think issues like the price of gas affects them???

  132. 132
    nk Says:

    Absolutely. And when she comes out of her hiding after being tutored 7th grade American History & Foreign Policy by Joe Liberman, all her comments will be scripted and rehearsed.

    And let me ask all the Palin supporters: are you voting for her personality? Because to be a president one needs passion, knowledge and integrity – these Sarah does not possess. Use your logic and stop the ignorance.

    Obama/Biden 08′

  133. 133
    kit Says:

    Re: If Obama had really been for “change” he would have chosen Hillary as a running mate not Joe Biden. When it came to making his first important decision he caved and chose a Washington insider. The pick of Palin has blown him out of the water. His “”change” is nothing but rhetoric. And he is a hypocrit to call Plain inexperienced.

    The Clintons are powerful democrats and Obama snubbed them!!! There is no unity. Nothing but empty words and a candidate that used to be slick on the podium. Now, he stutters his way through every speech.

  134. 134
    missy Says:

    And what exactly does Matt Damon know about Barack Obama? What I know is although he and his wife have been a success in America, they are not proud of their country. I know he associates with racist Pastors – Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger. In fact, they are mentors. I know he had a chance to endorse a candidate that would have removed the dirty politicians in Cook County but he didn’t because they have contributed to his political campaign. I know he has benefited from the Chicago machine. I know he’s associated with Bill Ayers. I know Barack Obama got a sweet deal on his house the same day Tony Rezko paid full price for the empty lot next door. I know he assisted Tony Rezko get milions of dollars of deals from the government. I know Al-Mansour, an advisor to Saudi prince and a racist, helped him get on the Harvard Law Review. These aren’t just tangential relationships. Emil Jones has said that he created this US Senator- how else did Barack Obama take credit for the legistation during his last year in the State Senate of Illinois. He’s whole life he’s been running for office. In fact, he’s been running for office the last 59 of 112 months. That’s what I know about Obama – That’s SCARY to me.

  135. 135
    excuse you Says:

    TERI @ 09/10/2008 at 1:44 pm A direct quote from Barack Hussien Obama’s Book, “Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the MUSLIMS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”, He did NOT say Americans.!!!!!!!!!, Think long and hard before you cast your vote. Once a Muslim always a muslim. Obama doesn’t have much experience to be our President either.
    __________________________________________________

    You are a religious bigot . You’re probably a Jew. Or a hyporcrite “Christian”.

    By the way “Hussein” means beautiful, & handsome in arabic. Very fitting. He should use that middle name more often because it would annoy all the close minded pwople in this country. Maybe when he’s President he will embrace the name his parents gave him. It would be a statement to the world saying. look, you can have a name like I do and be President of the United States. Cool.

  136. 136
    mickey Says:

    Matt.Damon.Rules.

  137. 137
    Original jpf Says:

    Orchid @ 09/10/2008 at 2:13 pm

    No, he didn’t and the poster is one more reason why America should be very afraid. You find it for yourself Orchid and it’s quite easy to do.
    Don’t leave here giving validation to that persons choosing to not only remain misenformed, but misenforming you also. Do your homework and educate yourself. Don’t let me or anyone choose what you should believe. Don’t allow soundbites, misquotes, edited 2nd hand information to form your thoughts. You’re smarter than that I hope.

    jpf

  138. 138
    elizabeth Says:

    OK people need to calm the **** down. Matt Damon is an American citizen, he has as much right to speak what he feels about this election as anyone else. So I’m a college student at a rally, should I just stay “to what I know”? Hell no.
    I just can’t stand people who see celebrities as a completely seperate entity than anyone else. They are PEOPLE, who live in this country and are going to be affected by this election. If Matt wants to go out and say what he feels about Sarah Palin, then power to him. It’s not like he’s running for office. He has FREEDOM OF SPEECH. GET OVER IT PEOPLE!

  139. 139
    who cares? Says:

    Actors like Matt Damon are puppets. All actors know how to do it what they’re told. Wear what we tell you to where, stand where we tell you to stand, say what we tell you to say…that’s it. These ideas aren’t Matt’s. They are the ideas of whomever it is who pulls his strings.
    People don’t listen to celebrities, decide for yourselves!!

  140. 140
    anna Says:

    Right, because Obama has so much more experience. His entire year working as a senator really puts his credentials up there with McCain and Biden. And by the way Matt, most cities in the U.S. are small. I wonder if he is saying this because he honestly believes it or he is just sexist. Why can’t she be president?? Clinton was governor of Arkansas, Bush was governor of Texas. Neither of them had federal government experience. Besides, a president’s cabinet is what really matters. Both Clinton and Bush had extremely powerful cabinets. And Matt, I think you are “totally absurd.” You are just another rich celebrity who thinks he knows everything.

  141. 141
    bonzo Says:

    I just lost so much respect for Matt Daman. He condems a woman for basically rising against the odds. What I find terrifying is that a lot of people will consider Matt Damon the expert he thinks Sarah Palin should be and listen to what he’s blabbing about because he pretends for a living. ******.

  142. 142
    sl Says:

    whats more terrifying would be having obama as president…since he has just as much experience

  143. 143
    curious Says:

    To those who quote Matt saying that he does not know much about Palin. His comments are logical in a way that Sarah has not proved herself as a politician through extensive experience. Certainly people can learn about her even in one day, but that does not mean the information is reliable. Talk is cheap, she has to show the results of her past work.

  144. 144
    anna Says:

    And another thing Matt, Putin is NOT the president of Russia. He is the Prime Minister. These are two separate distinctions in Russia and no the terms are not interchangeable. Get it right Mr. Bourne Identity. Where is your head at?? In your Hollywood mansion??

  145. 145
    Orchid Says:

    120 andrew @ 09/10/2008 at 2:10 pm

    …he has every single right to make his opinion public.
    Of course!

    Your all making it sound like he just made some idiot comment.
    How can an educated guy judge a person he admits he knows nothing about?

    You’re not Your

  146. 146
    Yvonne Says:

    What the **** – he ought to discuss stupid actors like himself – this ought to be a Hollywood run-off

  147. 147
    Janet Says:

    HE’S SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  148. 148
    Brad and Angie Fan Says:

    Matt bad move. Wear a tee shirt with Barack Hussaine Obamas name on it
    Just because some of us watch your movies doesnt mean we think you are smart enough to tell us who to vote for.
    What do you know? Seriously Putin is not Russias president for one and even with Brack Hussaine Obamas 50 lawyers trailing around Sarah Palins hometown to see if they can find anything to smear her good name a little or alot more really
    all that has done is send more votes Palins way. Family issues have nothing to do with being a VP.

    Sit down Matt and read your script before you lose more fans.

    McCain Palin 08

  149. 149
    maria Says:

    Matt Damon is making comments about political issues, but he is not familiar with the fact, that Putin IS NOT PRESIDENT of Russia. Dmitry Miedwiediew is president. Putin is prime minister.

  150. 150
    Angi Says:

    Um….there is a thing in this country called “Freedom Of Speech”. What he said may not perfect, but it is still HIS RIGHT! Yes, he is an actor. That is his occupation. He is also a US citizen. People who say he needs to shut up might want to consider moving to a place where there is no such thing as free speech. Then talk to me!

  151. 151
    ugh Says:

    Matt Damon is an ass. Palin will win thanks to these stupid persons. Obama is a pig.

  152. 152
    curious Says:

    Regarding Putin, formally Putin is not a president, but effectively he is. Anyone in Russia knows that President Medvedev follows Putin’s instructions.

  153. 153
    education first Says:

    Kelly @ 09/10/2008 at 1:59 pm If Obama had really been for “change” he would have chosen Hillary as a running mate not Joe Biden. When it came to making his first important decision he caved and chose a Washington insider. The pick of Palin has blown him out of the water. His “”change” is nothing but rhetoric. And he is a hypocrit to call Plain inexperienced.

    ========================

    ^^^^ Another uninformed loser…..

    Obama chose the best person for the job. I respect him for thinking about the country first. He didn’t cave in to popular opinion–which would have been a female. He had a group of “intelligent” people around him (including Caroline Kennedy) who helped him come to the conclusion that Mr. Biden was the best choice.

    I like Obama because he’s smart and he’s driven. I know that to get where he got in life, he went through some hardships and he succeeded. He knows how it is to be on the outside looking in. He’s for educating all of this nation’s children, which is the best way to improve the future of the country. It starts not with oil and energy or even gasoline. It starts with helping INDIVIDUALS who in turn go on to better their lives and improve this nation. And the future lies in children.

    Seriously, some of the people on this board are so stupid.

  154. 154
    kym Says:

    NO Celebrity,will ever tell me who to vote for.How many of them actually are going to stand in a line to vote,please.Their hoping you will vote for who they say so they wont have too.What do we now about Joe Biden Matt??? He certainly puts down Sarah enough but offers no reason to vote for his guy!!!

  155. 155
    Bubbaness Says:

    Agreed. She is in no way, shape or form ready to run this country if McCain shuffles himself loose the mortal coil. She is anti-gay marriage, ridiculously pro-choice, has a horrible environmental record, has a scandalous family….

    Any woman who is voting for McCain just to see a set of tits in the White House is ridiculous.

    And yes, I AM a woman.

  156. 156
    Janet Says:

    PEOPLE PLEASE!
    Sarah Palin will be a nightmare!
    We are in so much trouble.
    Please. Think.
    Obama is educated and truly enlightened.
    Give him a chance to do the right thing.
    He will not let us down.
    McCain is not a smart man. True, an American hero, no one is denying that but President? NO. NO. NO.

  157. 157
    education first Says:

    Kelly @ 09/10/2008 at 1:59 pm If Obama had really been for “change” he would have chosen Hillary as a running mate not Joe Biden. When it came to making his first important decision he caved and chose a Washington insider. The pick of Palin has blown him out of the water. His “”change” is nothing but rhetoric. And he is a hypocrit to call Plain inexperienced.

    ========================

    ^^^^^^^^^ Another uninformed loser…..

    Obama chose the best person for the job. I respect him for thinking about the country first. He didn’t cave in to popular opinion–which would have been a female. He had a group of “intelligent” people around him (including Caroline Kennedy) who helped him come to the conclusion that Mr. Biden was the best choice.

    I like Obama because he’s smart and he’s driven. I know that to get where he got in life, he went through some hardships and he succeeded. He knows how it is to be on the outside looking in. He’s for educating all of this nation’s children, which is the best way to improve the future of the country. It starts not with oil and energy or even gasoline. It starts with helping INDIVIDUALS who in turn go on to better their lives and improve this nation. And the future lies in children.

    Seriously, some of the people on this board are so stupid.

  158. 158
    laughingkitty Says:

    I completely agree with Matt! As far as actors stating their opinions, they have the right to say what they feel like everyone else, and then vote! Just because Sarah Palin is a woman doesn’t mean she’s the right woman to be in the white house, taking us back to the dark ages. This is a woman who does not believe in sex education in the schools, and now has the pregnant daughter to show us where that kind of thinking gets us! This was a political ploy to show the “right conservatives” and “women” that McCain is their man. He isn’t my man, and Palin certainly will never be my pick for women.

  159. 159
    jr Says:

    It is called : Freedom Of Speech

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. You can not judge Matt as a bad person because he disagrees with your presidential choice.
    would you abandon your brother or sister if they picked Obama ?

    common sense people !!

    thats exactly what McCean wanted, some voters who are blinded by anger clouding their judgment.

  160. 160
    Orchid Says:

    138 Original jpf @ 09/10/2008 at 2:24 pm Orchid @ 09/10/2008 at 2:13 pm

    No, he didn’t and the poster is one more reason why America should be very afraid. You find it for yourself Orchid and it’s quite easy to do.
    Don’t leave here giving validation to that persons choosing to not only remain misenformed, but misenforming you also. Do your homework and educate yourself. Don’t let me or anyone choose what you should believe. Don’t allow soundbites, misquotes, edited 2nd hand information to form your thoughts. You’re smarter than that I hope.
    ——-
    Well, the only way to find out if he said that is to read that book, and since I don’t plan to read it, has anyone here read that book?

  161. 161
    katie Says:

    your all ignorant idiots. before he is a ‘celebrity’ he is an american citizen! he has as much right to voice his opinion as all of you!!! geez.

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    Anna Says:

    I assume from reading all the comments that you are pretty well off, well as a person in America who is not I am really hoping America Steps up to the plate in November and votes for change!!!if you vote Obama then Matt Damon and his fellow actors/ actresses are going to help get this ecomony on its feet by paying 20 -25% in taxes…, this is not a popularity contest its about millions and millions of people that need Obama/ Biden to help give us back 8 years lost!

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    Brandy Says:

    LOL idk what you are all talking about but AMEN TO MATT !!!!!!!

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    Jona Says:

    Hey if you who are just a regular us citizen (not an actor) have a right to your opinion on politicals matters so does Matt Damon. All of you who say they have no right to an opinion are ridiculous. If he doesnt then neither do you. If you dont agree with him thats fine but he can say whatever he wants. Cripes.

  165. 165
    .............................. Says:

    just asking i don’t care whoever wins , may a republican or democrat. but i am curious. since everybody is talking about experience. i would rather talk about achievement or accomplishment i want to ask anyone to fill me in here. can you guys tell me about obama’s accomplishment in chicago?…..before he went to the senate. i can’t ask about wht he did in the senate because as you guys said he’s only been there for 143 days. but it makes me wonder , how can he be a qualified as president when u don’t hv any accomplishment or enough experience as a senator?. …seems like it’s too soon to dream big?……well, i hope he knows wht he is doing. i listened to him he’s a great speaker but i don’t know speech can be creatively written but running the country is one thing, same thing with palin but she is not running for president. though , i listened to her , she seems hv an inhand knowledge about some things. though, i want to know much obama and his detailed plan of change. i also wonder why he wants to pull-out the troop right away, when he will be president, hmmmm….i don’t know tht is a scary thing. i hope he weighs things first and listen to both sides or else it will be a big disaster. i think he shld be careful and not too drastic.i also question sarah palin, she has some young kids and the other one has a down syndrome , so how she gonna able to do it all. oh well, she is not running for president but it seem to me like some hail her as she is bidding for presidency. yes, it would be nice to see a woman in america can be a president. like some other countries but it never happened in the history of usa. i ddn’t hear a woman senator either. i will also be happy to hv a diversity of race in the whitehouse. i don’t hv a problem if wht color the president is. i am not sure about obama though. i listened to some audio of obama keep mentioning about white man and slavery. he is talking about his father and him blaming white people about the black misfortune. i am not white nor i am black. i know this is a sensitive question to others but i want to know, how did the black people slave here in america. i heard somebody said, the other black people sold their own people or fellow to white people to become their slave, isthis true?….. sorry , i know its off topic, but i am curious.

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    no name Says:

    Matt please be quiet!! Go back to your bubble and take your lame opinions to yourself. I am so sick of celebrities and their liberal ramblings.

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    Orchid Says:

    159 laughingkitty @ 09/10/2008 at 2:44 pm

    This is a woman who does not believe in sex education in the schools, and now has the pregnant daughter to show us where that kind of thinking gets us!
    ——-
    Are you suggesting that only teenagers of parents who don’t believe in sex education get pregnant?
    Haven’t your read the post of a mother right here in JJ who said that after educating both her sons about sex, the 19-year old recently told his parents that his girlfriend is pregnant?

  168. 168
    Riley Says:

    I Agree.

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    lyb Says:

    Thank you Matt, “President Palin”, that is a scary thought!!!

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    me Says:

    are you serious Matt!
    She has more experince than the 173 days
    Obama served in in the senate.
    did you really want go go there?
    If she was a man you would not be saying this would you Matt who has his housewife kept at home
    actors are not experts on politics

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    bournestupid Says:

    Way to promote your “ONE” campaign there, you dumba$$!!!!!!

    Funniest thing………..Palin scares him, but Obama doesn’t???? What an idiot!

  172. 172
    Twifanatic Amanda Says:

    This is awesome. I agree with everything he said and hopefully it’ll have some impact because HE said it!

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    dana Says:

    Love ya, Matt, but you are not helping matters here. It’s just going to make people support her more because people are picking on her.

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    U.S.a. Says:

    F@*#ing a@@hole… I’m tired of actors, musicians, etc. mixing their “art” with politics. FYI, dipsh*t Damon, I’ll take Palin and her moose hunting skills over Obama a/k/a Community Organizer ANY DAY to handle Putin! Keep your opinions to yourself, Damon, and go back to Hollywood to join all the other worthless traitor scum!

  175. 175
    Taryn Says:

    In order to say Palin is absurd you obviously know deep in your heart that someone like Obama running for President is equally if not more absurd. And to not be able to see that just means the person syaing it is in denial or unintelligent. The whole election is an ABSURD disaster waiting to happen.

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    Taryn Says:

    In order to say Palin is absurd you obviously know deep in your heart that someone like Obama running for President is equally if not more absurd. And to not be able to see that just means the person syaing it is in denial or unintelligent. The whole election is an ABSURD disaster waiting to happen.

  177. 177
    HillarySupporter Says:

    kit @ 09/10/2008 at 2:21 pm

    Re: If Obama had really been for “change” he would have chosen Hillary as a running mate not Joe Biden. When it came to making his first important decision he caved and chose a Washington insider. The pick of Palin has blown him out of the water. His “”change” is nothing but rhetoric. And he is a hypocrit to call Plain inexperienced.

    The Clintons are powerful democrats and Obama snubbed them!!! There is no unity. Nothing but empty words and a candidate that used to be slick on the podium. Now, he stutters his way through every speech.
    *****************************************************************************
    WELL SAID AMEN TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  178. 178
    laughingkitty Says:

    To orchid: Very true, kids will be kids and do their own thing, however, be that as it may, why not keep them as educated as possible? Maybe at that age most kids think they know best, and their parents just don’t know what they’re talking about, so wouldn’t it make sense to make sure they have the education in the schools AND at home that will help them to make informed choices? Whether they listen and use that education is up to them, but it should at least be available!

  179. 179
    Jamie Says:

    Oh, Matt Damon. Poor, naive soul. Don’t you know not to trust politicians (yes, even Obama)? When is Oceans 14 coming out?

  180. 180
    .............................. Says:

    one more my bf saw a republican ad on tv , showing joe biden saying ” obama is not ready to be president” , i guess he said way back before he was chosen as runningmate.also in a democrat ad, it shows mccain quoting or saying , he don’t understand economy?….wht is tht. truthfully both sides has a lot of questionmarks. i am still wondering obama’s once close ties tht run for decades to rev. right and unaware of his idiology very mind boggling to me.also sarah palin had a case in her state and they are using states money to fund for her case?one more thing about obama, he wrote a book or thesis about his father ,slavery and white men. i don’t know it’s in you tube, check it urself because you can hear the audio it seems like his voice very passionate.

  181. 181
    my opinion counts too Says:

    Palin IS a scary thought. It’s true. No matter how tough she thinks she is or how much work she got done in the past, those foreign nations with their backward views on women will not give a dam*n. They’ll look at her with her ‘beauty queen’ looks and laugh. She’s not a good backup for John McCain, and if he has to step back, she’s not presidential material. She’s just not and Matt Damon was right.

  182. 182
    jughed Says:

    I agree with Matt.

    I can’t believe that so many foolish women are supporting this crazy lady!

    What’s next Adam Sandler for President?!?

  183. 183
    missy Says:

    What is SCARY is a President Obama. He’s all rhetoric and nothing else. What has he done. All of the supporters of Obama on here speak of an enlightened Obama. What does that mean? He’s done NOTHING worthwhile. He’s got no record to run on and that’s why he has this campaign that’s full of words. That’s it. Have any of you even read his books? I have and they are full of crap. He’s arrogant. That’s about all he is full of … himself.

  184. 184
    mylifeiscrap.com Says:

    God I couldn’t have said it better Matt Damon…I have even more respect for him…speaking out against her isn’t the easiest thing to do…he did a great job!!!

    http://mylifeiscrap.com

  185. 185
    Lisa Says:

    katie @ 09/10/2008 at 2:47 pm your all ignorant idiots. before he is a ‘celebrity’ he is an american citizen! he has as much right to voice his opinion as all of you!!! geez.

    no one said he couldnt voice his opinion katie , your saying stuff that isnt true, noone here is saying he cant speak his mind, this is a thread for everyone….and if he wants to join in hes MORE then welcome too

  186. 186
    missy Says:

    Someone posted earlier saying how can Matt Damon make a judgement about Sarah Palin if he knows nothing about her. Well, the same way he can make a judgement about Obama without knowing anything about him. If all of Obama’s supporters really looked into what he stood for and what he stands for, I doubt they would still be supporters. He’s a politician – that’s it. He’s not even a senator – he’s done nothing while in office… nothing, but run for president.

  187. 187
    Kitty Says:

    why is everyone putting Matt down just for having a opinion. Just because he is a Actor does not mean he should have less rights then the rest of us in politics. Hes sharing what he thinks. An i agree. i have read up on are and everything. i want to like but their are so many things she believes in and I’m not for any of it. She may be a women but some of those believes of hers are taking away women rights.

    I agree with chriseler 1#

    it is scary. An next time you are bashing an actor speaking their mind then you miles well need to shut the **** up as well.

  188. 188
    my 2 cents... Says:

    I can’t believe so many people are telling Damon to stick to movies and asking what right he has to talk about politics. That’s ridiculous. Just what do you think all of us Americans have been doing lately? We have all been talking about politics and voicing our opinions.

    I agree with Matt. Palin is a relative unknown in Washington as well as nationally. She is a self-professed PTA mom and hockey mom. Just how does that qualify her to be VP yet alone step into the role of Pres. if the need arises?! I also agree that in the next 8 weeks we will not be able to learn much more about her because, frankly, there isn’t anything else to learn. She has been mayor of a small town in Alaska, population somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 people. She has been governor of Alaska for less than 2 years. Alaska has less people than most US cities.

    I think if McCain wanted to choose a female running mate he could’ve and should’ve done a lot better. I think she will be used as his puppet and she will be nothing but a pretty face. She has zero international experience and only recently got a passport!

    Look her up on wikipedia and you will learn everything there is to know about her and the political experience is pitifully lacking for a VP candidate. In fact, take it a step further, and look up McCain, Obama, and Biden on wikipedia and then continue to watch the news, read the papers and watch any debates and on election day get out there and VOTE!

  189. 189
    Sweetpea Says:

    Finally someone who has the balls to say the truth. Palin is a phony and a disgrace to the women race.

  190. 190
    Sweetpea Says:

    Finally someone who has the balls to say the truth. Palin is a phony and a disgrace to the women race.

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    tom c Says:

    Matt Damon is a certified idiot.
    Obama’s experience is spending 3 yrs as Senator, 2 of which has been spent campaigning for President. That leaves 1 year in office, running nothing while Sarah Palin as governmor has run departments, balanced budgets, dealt with greater issues than sitting in on meetings as Obama has. He is full of hot air. He is the one with no experience!

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    Kitty Says:

    My 2 cents. #189
    You said it perfectly.

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    crystal Says:

    i think ms. palin can take care of herself, ladies.

    she’s a tough cookie and can shrug off these comments and get back to telling us what she’s going to do to improve the economy, health care, etc.

    mean spirited remarks by mr. damon won’t deter her from improving our great nation with her ground-breaking policies and helping out those less fortunate. have faith :)

  194. 194
    Anne Says:

    I’m a Boston girl and typically like Matt’s acting, but he should do just that, ACT and keep his mouth shut publically about politics. He has a right to his opinion, as we all do, but we’re NOT on TV or in the press bad mouthing the opponent of whatever party we support. People- he’s simply an actor with perhaps a college degree, I don’t even know, like many of us, but he has ZERO credibility as a political analyst and shouldn’t be given any air time on this. Let’s listen to people who are actually experts in the field, and not ACTORS. With as many criticisms there about Sarah Palin, there are equally the same about Obama. And factually, many would argue he’s in incorrect in his assessment of their experience and past records. For every citicism he has, there is someone on the other side to despute it. Sure, listen to his opinion but I truly hope educated people aren’t out there being influenced by his words. Most people understand that 90% of actors are liberals. They don’t represent the entire country’s views. I find it hilarious that he uses his celebrity status to try to influence the masses regarding political issues, and worse, in doing so slams a candidate. He should try to be more like Bono, who is “fair”. He educates himself on world issues and chooses to support them by working with whatever administration is currently in the White House. He takes strong stands, puts his mouth and money behind them, and gains the support of world leaders. He should be Matt’s role model. For now, Matt should do his part and that is vote for whatever candidate he wants, like we all will, but in the meantime keep his mouth shut about Sarah Palin.

  195. 195
    gia Says:

    automatically because he thinks palin is absurd, he is considered anti-feminist by you republican retards.

    he is right about her. She is a psychotic , bible-toting, gun-slinging, child exploiting ***** who can,t give a speech to save her life. she does not hold a candle to hillary and quite frankly it is insulting that they’d assume they can get hillary’s voters to switch over to her because she has a vagine.

    I am so happy Obama has started mud-slinging.

    pig in lipstick!

  196. 196
    jamie Says:

    sarah palin is the paris hilton of politics!

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    lisa Says:

    Further evidence that the dems are in a dead panic about the Palin VP pick. They are caught in a tailspin and probably won’t recover. I personally feel safer about Palin learning ‘”folksy stuff at the hockey rink” than Obama learning hatred ‘stuff’ from Jeremiah Wright or violent radical activism ‘stuff’ from Bill Ayers.

  198. 198
    darcy Says:

    In the democrats, I have 2 people who I approve of…..
    Obama and Biden.

    In the republicans, I only have one… McCain.

    So, I think I’ll vote democrat this year. It’s a great team. They appear to be much stronger. They got brains, experience and power btw them.

  199. 199
    Jan Says:

    Matt Damon read my mind!

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    jenny Says:

    Quoted by Matt Damon ” I just don’t understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes…”

    Well, DUH, it’s politics and no you would not understand. Sorry, Matt I love you as an actor but you should just stick with what you are good at.

  201. 201
    right on sister!! Says:

    Sweetpea @ 09/10/2008 at 3:17 pm

    Finally someone who has the balls to say the truth. Palin is a phony and a disgrace to the women race.
    —————————————————————————————————-
    As a long long feminist, I am appalled at Sarah Palin as the VP candidate. And though, I am all for a woman in the White House, I want it to be the right woman and Sarah Palin isn’t it. I This woman’s skeletons are jumping out of her closet at such a high rate that I’m worried about what we may learn about her next.

  202. 202
    my 2 cents... Says:

    Oh and here is something else to think about. I am a former PTA president of a large elementary school of 750 students and I am a soccer mom, OK, not a hockey mom. I don’t think organizing fund raisers for new playground equipment or running the school book fair or sitting in on school board meetings as a member qualifies me for life in politics. Neither would any small town mayor or being the governor of a state with less than 700,000 people! Let’s be honest with ourselves. She is not YET ready to take on this position. I am not saying I am for Obama b/c I have some concerns about his experience but definitely have HUGE issues with Palin.

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    Nic Says:

    yeah, when uninformed people make stances on issue they dont know about . . . its annoying . . . BUT

    matt went to harvard. and what is said is very true . . .

    being a sportscaster, beauty pageant contestant, and having a stake in a fishing company may be sufficient background to run a small town in Alaska, maybe even governor . . . BUT it in no way qualifies her to be head of the free nation.

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    amy Says:

    He took the words from my mouth.

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    jane Says:

    Gov. Palin is a female **** Cheney. If elected, she will do exactly what Bush/Cheney have done to us for the last 8 years.

    The truth is, neither Obama nor Palin has much experience, but Obama gets it right on all the issues I care about most–health care, the economy, the environment.

    You should vote for a candidate based on what they plan to do when elected. Better to have a newcomer who gets it right on all the issues than a newcomer whose priorities are completely different from most Americans.

    That’s why I’m voting for Obama.

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    LAdyDelish Says:

    Okay… Matt Damon has NO political experience. I doubt he (like the majority of America) understands what goes into running a country, much less a town (no matter how small.)
    These celebrities need to keep their mouths shut and go back to making movies.

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    my 2 cents... Says:

    Darcy #199

    Well said. I agree Obama and Biden make a stronger twosome.

    If you listen to the Republicans voicing their support of Palin, they run out of things to say very quickly and start saying negative things about Obama instead. There isn’t enough to say about her good or bad. At her age she is even too young to be elected president. You must be 45. She will not turn 45 until Feb. 2009!

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    Just Tooting... Says:

    STFU Matt !!!!!

    Commenting on someone you know nothing about…now, that’s absurd!!!

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    kit Says:

    my 2 centsf #203:
    How about community organizer? Would that qualify? Because that’s the bulk of Obama’s experience. He was in the Senate a total of 143 days. If you need me to do the math for you, that’s under 5 months.

    Which would you say has more leadership experience? Mayor and governor, or community organizer?

    Too bad you can’t be honest with yourself.

  210. 210
    Lisa Says:

    i thought obamas whole campain was “change” how is Biden Change? that isnt much of a “change” …..were going back to that!
    and another thing take back america …uhm, who took america away ? where did it go? who stole it ? im still standing here..
    hello?

  211. 211
    Billie Says:

    matt damon is 100% right. the americans are so ******* stupid it’s ******* incredible!!! you stupid ******** are going to vote for mccain who is the same as bush and a woman who has no experience.

    you deserve the holy hell that awaits you if sarah palin becomes president. and i will only laugh. because i’m an american living abroad.

  212. 212
    Original jpf Says:

    # 161 Orchid @ 09/10/2008 at 2:47 pm

    138 Original jpf @ 09/10/2008 at 2:24 pm Orchid @ 09/10/2008 at 2:13 pm

    No, he didn’t and the poster is one more reason why America should be very afraid. You find it for yourself Orchid and it’s quite easy to do.
    Don’t leave here giving validation to that persons choosing to not only remain misenformed, but misenforming you also. Do your homework and educate yourself. Don’t let me or anyone choose what you should believe. Don’t allow soundbites, misquotes, edited 2nd hand information to form your thoughts. You’re smarter than that I hope.
    ——-
    Well, the only way to find out if he said that is to read that book, and since I don’t plan to read it, has anyone here read that book?

    —————

    Alrighty then Orchid. Hey, sorry for failing to pick up on you really not minding others forming your opinions without question. Needless to say, I’m outdone by that attitude, but it’s your right to have.

    Please accept my sincere apology and not to worry, it won’t happen again.

    jpf

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    Janeway Says:

    I love how people keep saying that actors should stay out of politics and then they elect Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sono Bono. What they are really saying is “Democratic” actors should stay out of politics. Matt Damon is absolutely right- and he has the guts to say it. To compare Sara Palin to Obama is absurd. Someone that went to 6 colleges in 6 years cannot be compared with the editor of the Harvard Law Review and a constitutional law professor. Obama served for 12 years in the Illinois senate. Palin was mayor of a very small town and served 2 years as governor of state with a population smaller than a Chicago suburb. Obama has traveled the world, served on the armed services committee and lived overseas. Palin has left the US once and thinks foreign policy experience is Alaska’s proximity to Russia. Damon is right it is crazy. Obama had the sound judgement to pick someone extremely qualified in world affairs- Joe Biden. McCain was looking for a pro-life woman and he found her. She is good looking and a good speaker, she was a TV sports caster. If Americans are stupid enough to vote for McCain/Palin we will have 4 more years of the same and I truly fear for our country.
    Obama-Biden ’08

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    kit Says:

    crystal #194: You’re right, Palin doesn’t need us to defend her. She’s tough and much smarter than Damon. Too bad he doesn’t realize he’s hurting his own party. I would say he’s hurting his own interests, but I seriously doubt he knows what they are. Sounds like he likes to hear himself talk even though he himself admits he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

  215. 215
    blahhh Says:

    Right on Matt! I wish this country wasn’t so full of educated morons who are so easily manipulated by the media. People need to look at the facts and think for themselves, and Palin’s resume speaks for itself in terms of lack of leadership potential and ability AND experience.

    OBAMA 08

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    dialectic Says:

    whats just as scary as Palin is that someone would give an interview in which they say they know nothing about a political canidate but that dont like them.hey matt why dont you do some research and then make an informed statement?

    Palin is obviously not fit to be the VP but this election is once again all about the lesser of two evils.Mccain /Palin is a republican nightmare but Obama? he makes too many promises, he acts as though hes going to lead a new revolution in american politics and thats just not going to happen.i think he should be more realistic about what he can accomplish.

  217. 217
    Lyn Says:

    Thank you Matt Damon. You are saying what I have been thinking. I keep asking myself who is this person that McCain picked to be his vice president and Possibly President. This is a bad dream and people are not asking the right question of McCain.

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    T&M. Says:

    I love you, Matt!

    Obama ’08!

  219. 219
    lady Says:

    Some of you guys here think you are smarter than Matt Damon but when you use flighty language to express your opinions – this tells the world how really silly you are…

    I suggest those of you who cannot read and perceive simultaneously, or state your opinion without personal attacks should IMMEDIATELY stop reading these gossip sites and return to school – I wish you well – obviously you need it more than I do…

    I am surfing gossip sites because my IQ is 165 – oh well geniuses do need amusement LOL…

  220. 220
    Original jpf Says:

    Lisa

    When was the last time you saw the MAVERICKS commericals? You might wanna look at it before criticizing Obama’s Change message.

    The boldness in which some of you point fingers at other’s is amazing. It almost rivals McCain and Palins, “the NU Change Agents.”

    jpf

  221. 221
    goodforthegoose Says:

    I hope those that are spouting such outrage over a movie star having a political opinion are also spouting the same outrage over a religious figure having a political opinion…

    movie stars should stick with making movies….religious “stars” should stick with teaching scripture…

    Neither have a place in politics.

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    lucy Says:

    palin shudnt b predsident – matt makes such a good point
    + you ppl comparing this 2 him being an actor is just stupid!!
    every1 can have their own views and matts jst happend 2 b the right one

    go obamaaa x

  223. 223
    Orchid Says:

    184 missy @ 09/10/2008 at 3:12 pm

    What is SCARY is a President Obama. He’s all rhetoric and nothing else. What has he done. All of the supporters of Obama on here speak of an enlightened Obama. What does that mean? He’s done NOTHING worthwhile. He’s got no record to run on and that’s why he has this campaign that’s full of words. That’s it. Have any of you even read his books? I have and they are full of crap. He’s arrogant. That’s about all he is full of … himself.
    ——-
    Please, do you remember if he said, “I will stand with the MUSLIMS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction,” in “The Audacity of Hope,” as posted by polly? (see below)

    polly @ 09/10/2008 at 1:46 pm TERI @ 09/10/2008 at 1:44 pm
    A direct quote from Barack Hussien Obama’s Book, “Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the MUSLIMS should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”, He did NOT say Americans.!!!!!!!!!, Think long and hard before you cast your vote. Once a Muslim always a muslim. Obama doesn’t have much experience to be our President either.

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    lol Says:

    More backlash for the Democrats and this only
    shows they are in state of panick
    and desperation

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    Lisa Says:

    the investors are nervous which makes the stock market unstable which rises the cost , and then the american people ***** and blame the republican party for it when in FACT the democrats in office are the ones who are making the HOLY HELL in the economy.

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    E Hicks Says:

    Wow Matt, you sound really presidential yourself. Maybe you should run. You probably have as many qualifications as Obama.!! After all, you can’t be a former governor or “soccer mom” to assume a president’s responsibilities, right?

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    Rosanna Says:

    This man is obviously dumb! If he doesn’t know anything about Palin, what right does he have to judge? Oh, wait he must be another “enlightened” Democrat…. let’s show the Dems we couldn’t care less about how many celebrities they recruit. And, btw, Damon, Garner, Johanson and all the Dems on the Obama side are people I won’t feed by going to see their movies. How’s that for a start? LOOSERS.

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    proudlib Says:

    Who are the people commenting here? Kit, Leni and others are so angrily deriding someone for expressing himself — who are you? Are you Americans? Do we live in the same country? The one where discourse about politics and freedom is supposed to be open, honest and free? It sounds from your comments that you live in a U.S. where any dissent is deemed unpatriotic (or out-of-bounds for certain people); the kind of U.S. where war is waged without reason and politicians like Bush, Cheney AND Palin, spend all their time “positioning” themselves rather than discussing real issues. I don’t like that version of America, frankly. And, if that’s the country you want, I don’t think we live in the same place at all.

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    sillyme Says:

    Haha, well, now you guys know how the rest of us feel about Barack Obama…the community organizer. At least Palin has actually led something more than just running a presidential campaign.

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    Candace Says:

    ALL YOU REPUBLICANS ARE HYPOCRITES..

    I guarantee you, if he was praising Sarah Palin you would ALL be singing a differant tune and saying how great and smart he is. But because he has his own opinion and it disagree’s with yours,your making some pretty awful comments.

    Ugh. You all make me sick.

    Someone needs to push you all off a cliff. and take that Elisabeth Hasselbeck ***** with you.

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    Wow Says:

    Some of your comments, are RIDICULOUS!

    “Stick to movies Matt”. Are you actually serious? He’s a citizen of the United States and he has EVERY RIGHT to voice his opinion on politics. It’s called freedom of speech, its called a registered voter, its called he’s absolutely correct. Who gets to decide that because he’s an actor that automatically means he has no idea what he’s talking about? McCain and his running mate are looking to go backwards, removing the woman’s right to choose, upping our role in the war. etc. This is about the next four years, not the past 40. I can’t believe some of you people..pathetic.

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    kc Says:

    The whole reason McCain chose Palin is to show how absurd an Obama presidency is. At least there is a heart beat between Palin and the presidency, while the Dems would put someone as unqualified as Obama straight into the White House without batting an eye.. Matt and the Dems just proved affirmative action is absurd, and that they should really change their name to the Misogynistic Party.

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    rd Says:

    How old is the planet, Palin?

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    Jennifer Says:

    I love it!!!! Finally someone speaking some sense! Regardless if he is an actor he is an american citizen who is speaking the truth. Which know one in the media is doing. They want to highlight this woman because McCain needs the help.

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    Luke Says:

    Hey Matt. SHUT THE **** UP. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO THE PRESIDENT IS….YOUR LITTLE PANSY ASS WILL STILL be living the life in LA with your new cars and mansion. Once you bring your ass down from your mansion in the Hills and work a 9-5 job for 15 bucks an hour, then maybe I will take you seriously. You run around in front of a camera for a month and make 10 mill. SHUT UP. WE DON’T GIVE A **** WHAT YOU THINK. You and your butt boy Ben Affleck have big mouths and don’t know when to shut the hell up. Now do what you do best….go on vacation, buy a new house, go to an award show, go out to dinner, go out to lunch, well what do you know…it’s time for a vacation again. LOSER ASS. LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T AGREE WITH YOU CONSIDERING THE NEW POLLS HAVE McCAIN on top! SEEE YA MATTY BOY!

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    b Says:

    jam it Damon

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    kei Says:

    He is right on! Listen to neuroscientists. McCain is too old to be the president given that the stress he will be going through. How can he finish demanding duties? You want to think about this possibility.

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    SHOEPINS Says:

    “these celebreties need to stay out of politics” right! only if they disagree with you! if they agree with you, elect them for president of the u.s. (ronald regan), for governor (arnold schwarzenneger), or for mayor (sonny bono). republicans are hypocrites! palin tells people not to meddle in the business of her unwed teenage daughter’s pregnancy, yet she meddles in other women’s reproduction rights. dumb f**k. stay in alaska! maybe your dream will come true and alaska will become its separate nation!

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    Beautiful Says:

    Candace –
    Your comment is right on. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and hopefully it isn’t a spoon-fed media version. That said, Republicans are notorious hypocrites – all anyone needs to do is look at their new campaign strategy to figure that out. McCain’s a real maverick, sure, that’s why he’s voted with Bush 95% of the time. The GOP is just trying to distance themselves from the most unpopular president in recent history, and they think ordinary Americans are too ignorant to look at the facts and see for themselves. The opinion of the US throughout the rest of the world is at an all-time low, and Americans need to elect a president that we as a country can respect, and who also has the ability to garner that same respect on an international level. I really don’t think that’s going to happen with McCain, the war-loving ‘maverick,’ and if he dies, we’re left with Palin. A laughable choice for a vice president or president. I’m with Matt on this one.

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    ty Says:

    I think its funny that Obama says something and then little Obama supporters have to say the same thing b/c they don’t even get what he’s about…hell WHO DOES?!?!? I hear CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE….A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM PRESIDENT, etc. Not to mention Obama supporters are the most aggressive people. You say your for McCain and they wanna pull out a gun and pistol whip ya. Tells what kind of people they are. HAHA OBAMA IS A JOKE AND THANK GOD……….THE POLLS ARE STARTING SHOW PEOPLE ARE CATCHING ON TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This guy is a trend, not a political figure… He has brainwashed you little Obamas.

    Obama..the only thing that man has run is his run for office…what a joke with a blank resume!

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    READ THIS!.......... Says:

    HE’S RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

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    meghan Says:

    Remind me again what qualifies Matt Damon to make such judgment. I think Obama is “totally absurd” can I go on national television and say so….please? Matt Damon needs to stick to his scripted words. He has much as right as anybody to vote in this election but beyond that he needs to stick to what he knows…and it isn’t politics.

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    claudia Says:

    why the f~ck arent celebs allowed to have an opinion?

    at the end of the day they are american citizens just like you and me! ur all ******** for saying that should keep their mouth shut. i bet you republicans would be singing a differant tune if he was praising palin.

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    lurking Says:

    Matt Damon is one ugly actor.

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    samantha Says:

    he needs to shut his mouth, so do all these other celebs talking out on polititcs-they dont even know what there talking about! they just vote for the most liberal. anyways “unexperienced” wow has he been watching the news? of course not and thats why he’s voting for barack cause hes dumb and he votes for whoever is younger and who looks better! anyways inexperienced wowwww barack obama, 2 years in the senate and a community organizer-woowwww experienceee. SHUTUP YOU DUMB CELEBERITIES YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!

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    Lisa Says:

    i love how nancy pelosi will drill AFTER a dem is in the whitehouse LOL …its all too funny for me ….

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    lurking Says:

    Matt Damon’s wife is fugly.

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    Angie Says:

    You stupid, ignorant Hollywood nobody! If you would take the time to find out the truth about false accusations, such as the supposed book banning, you might not come across as such an arrogant, male chauvenistic moron. I am a soccer mom, football, you-name-it mom and I will add your name to the long list of actors whose movies I will never see!

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    peace Says:

    #220 – Who states their supposed IQ on a blog commentary? Congratulations (slow clap). Why don’t you put your ‘superior’ skills to good use and actually DO something, instead of sitting around bragging about them?

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    Team Lara Croft Says:

    i agree. this woman is being introduced to us and we have 8 weeks to get to know her as opposed to the 18 months we have had to get to know other candidates. it is scary abortion banned in casees of rape and incest? creationism? president palin? hope you guys are ready for that disaster. we know nothing of her and there is a clear reason why mccain won’t let her speak: he knows we won’t like her views and he knows she may not know much. she did not go to harvard. she was a hockey mom. at least condoleeza rice would have been a brilliant mind and one people know. as a long term democrat – i would have less issues with rice on the ticket but this hockey mom? voting for her cause people think she is pretty and one of them? guess what – she is not one of us. very scary but if americans are comfortable with this then go for it and see our country and rights as women go down the tubes – FAST!

  251. 251
    peace Says:

    MATT SPEAKS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH. DO THE RIGHT THING AND VOTE OBAMA, IT WOULD BE A TRAGEDY, NOT ONLY FOR AMERICANS, BUT FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD IF THIS WOMAN WAS VOTED IN.

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    typing teacher Says:

    Claudia, perhaps you should take a lesson in typing before giving your genius opinion. There is a little key on the keyboard that says SHIFT, hit that while hitting the letter you wish to capitalize.

    Your welcome:)

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    meghan Says:

    actually no I wouldn’t. i’d prefer they all…republicans and democrats alike…stay out of it. the only people i want to hear giving rhetoric about this election other than the candidates themselves is someone with a clue about what’s going on. Someone with a Ph.d in Poli-Sci or someone with an Economics degree and can shed some light on what it would take to pull us out this economic mess we’re in. Or perhaps a foreign policy or international relations expert (which btw Obama nor Palin are).

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    Orchid Says:

    Of course Matt Damon is entitled to his opinion, and express it too, but he said it himself, he knows nothing about Sarah Palin.
    How can he then say she is “totally absurd?”

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    lurking Says:

    Matt speaks from his a@@.

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    Mary Says:

    He should shut his %^&$ face. Stick to acting>Obama has less experience (2 years?) and he wants to be president. That is scary Matt.

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    WOOOOOOOOOO Says:

    HAHA THE DEMS ARE GETTING SCARED!!!!! HAHA I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! KEEP RUNNING SCARED MATT!!! He must of seen the new poll #s! Haha he’s talking about inexperience and what has Barak done….been scout leader? EMPTY RESUME OBAMA!

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    Hmmm Says:

    #236 – Don’t worry, those polls won’t stay that way for long. They will continue to flucuate probably until the election. If you knew anything about politics, you would know that it’s way too early to allow those to predict anything.

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    Lyn Says:

    Matt Damon pays taxes and he is an american citizen and he is suppose to voice his opinon just like the average joe that comes to this thread every day and state their opinion and say who they think will be best for this country. These same people have no problem saying Obama is not qualified to run this country, but they want to have a problem when someone ask the same question about Palin. Now they are asking people to boycott Damon Movies. I go see a movie because i think it is good or the actor really played the part. I dont always like the actor. I wemt to see the terminator and I do not like ARnold Swazanagger political.

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    Team Lara Croft Says:

    here is the issue: that americans who were against obama for not knowing who he is are completely comfortable with a woman they have known for a week! a week! a woman with very extremist vies on women, abortion, education – THAT is who you want?

    the double standard is glaring. and i love how she can’t be touched because she is a woman and what she will cry if we attack her?

    palin: creationism, abortion banned in cases of rape and incest, her church and her extremist views on religion.

    remember during 9/11, cheney was in charge for 48 hours. do you want the former hockey mom and mayor of 7,000 who wants your daughter who was raped by her father to keep the baby as your president? if so, then she is the woman for you! but at least let’s get her to admit her extremist views. where are the interviews sarah? what are you afraid of? tell us who you are in your own words – not the hockey mom stuff but the other sutff: your investigation, your use of state money for private use, your views on abortion – tell us who you are sarah! don’t you think we deserve to know?

    matt is an american and has every right to state his views – he went to harvard and is smart as a whip – this is his right!

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    She states that in regard to her own daughter they supported her decision unconditionally in regards to her pregnancy but she does not support access to bi rth co ntrol or responsible s exual education (something that might have helped her own daughter apparently) or giving other women the right to choose whether or not to terminate a pregn ancy regardless of the circumstances (for all of you so called Chris tians, talk to the un wanted chil dren brought into this world who are now in the system after years of being b eaten, b urned, r aped, st arved, lo cked in closets…see the damage that the abu*e has done to them & how they will never be able to have any kind of normal life & then try to tell me that ending the preg nancy in the first trimester wouldn’t have been better).

    She’s beautiful & has a beautiful family? Yeah, because the potential leader of the free world should be good looking. That’s the most important factor to consider.

    Resourceful? Yeah, it was resourceful to use state funds for her travel expenses “An analysis of travel statements filed by the governor, now John McCain’s Republican running mate, shows she claimed the per diem allowance on 312 occasions when she was home in Wasilla and that she billed taxpayers $43,490 for travel by her husband and children…State finance director Kim Garnero told the paper the government covers the travel costs of anyone conducting state business and, “I can’t imagine kids could be doing that.”

    I suppose she is the voice of our future, if we want our future to continue to be a spiraling federal deficit, being hated internationally (let’s forget for a moment that European leaders say Obama could help improve this), stumbling economy, a scandal plagued administration, inept leaders who aren’t qualified for the job (”you’re doing a heck of a job Brownie”), continued slashing of social programs, declining education…yeah, I guess she is a voice for the future. If you want that future to be a disaster!

    Let’s vote out leadership that has had 8 years & has run this country into the ground & get someone new to lead this country!!

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    Grammar Teacher Says:

    typing teacher –
    Just thought I would give you some advice, since you were so kind as to offer it to Claudia. “Your” is the possessive pronoun form of the word; “You’re” is a contraction of the words “you” and “are.” Your little comment should have included the latter, rather than the former.

    Anytime :)

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    charlotte Says:

    253- your just pissed that shes right, republicans can never come up with a good response to anything so they result to pathetic insults.

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    lurking Says:

    To Matt Damon:

    I hope you are thinking about your two daughters. I hope they grow up to be like Sarah Palin. I know that your wife had a job someplace when you met her, what was her job Matt? Do you want your children to grow up like their mother? I think deep in your heart you would want them to be like SARAH< SARAH< SARAH!!!!!!!!

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    MOVIEMADNESS Says:

    Excuse Me, But What The Hell Do ANY Of You Know About POLITICS? OMG he made a comment about Sarah Palin, I hate him now! Grow the hell up. He has freedom of speech just like you do…I’ll tell you about dumb people………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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    education Says:

    to the morons who say he should not talk about politics….
    guess what? we should all talk about politics because it is ours to talk about.
    Let that woman be president and watch this country go down like you can’t even imagine, because let me guess. most of you palin supporters have never even been outside of the US. You can’t rule the world and be Ignorant, it’s 2008.
    We need a president who has knowledge of the world and of different cultures, not to mention different populations within this country.
    I take it in Alaska there isn’t much diversity, plus her daughter is pregnant and she is a child! How about that for poor judgement.
    I all for women, but just because she is a woman it does not mean she’s qualified. She is being used to attract ignorant people and guess what, you ignorant people are falling for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    that’s the beauty of being a republican. They survive because of the lack of public education they don’t support so that YOU will vote for them, even if you’re a minority or trailer poor.
    If you don’t have a million bucks in the bank, you have no business being a republican. Learn how to read and free yourself.
    Amen.

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    GWB555 Says:

    Another ignorant Limousine Liberal yapping his gob.
    Please Mr Honourable Damon enlighten me w/ Barack Obama’s long resumee of experience.
    You are a good actor – stick to that.

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    education Says:

    this has nothing to do with sexism!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that’s what they want you to believe. stop thinking women are these poor creatures… oh, she’s being bullied…
    this woman is an ignorant redneck who shoot animals for entertainment and thinks global warming is fiction.
    No sex education??????? her daughter is knocked up! and probably has herpes!

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    Lyn Says:

    I love Jon Voight and I was very disapointed that he is a McCain man. I go back as far as his first big movie Midnight Cowboy and I have liked him every since. I will not tell people not to go see his movies because we dont see eye to eye on our Presidential choices and say he should not speak his opinion because he is an actor. He has been around a long time and I still respect him and he also pays taxes. I also still love his daughter and Brad Pitt. LOL

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    For all of you shallow informers that is talking about how much experience SP has more than Obama, is really shallow.

    first of all, She isn’t running for president. It is insane how many people are getting suckered into this game that mcbushlin is playing with all of you! I haven’t heard one plan on how they plan to fix the economy, abortion issues, global warming, anything. If they drill, drill and drill that will melt away the glaciers, and then the polar bears will d i e. She wants to stop the teachings of math and science in the classroom to our children. She doesn’t believe in teaching them about how to protect themselves from sex ual predators. It is about creationism. WHY? so they won’t have a choice whether to have their kid or not. Half of you people are r a c i s t and the other half is shallow. DO you know that mcbushlin wants to pass a law, stating that just because of your se xual orientation, you can be fired. That is crazy! People choose who they want to be, and what they want to do.

    Do you people think that Bin laden care about women, when russia come drop bombs in cities, then maybe you will be scared.

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    HillarySupporter Says:

    education @ 09/10/2008 at 4:46 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    You are an idiot making an assumption that just because someone is pregnant and unmarried has Herpes. Do you think kids who get sex education don’t get pregnant? You’re so naive.

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    GROw up people Says:

    Those saying ‘he is an actor, should stick to acting, should stay out of politics bla bla bla bla…’ HELLLOOOOOOOOO!!! I’m sorry he is not empty headed like you. Is your ego hurting, baby???

    I am not even a die hard fan of his, but I have to admit he is one smart (attended Harvard) , down to earth and opinionated actor. And he is taking a risk not many actor want to by voicing out his opinion on politics. It might hurt his career! but does he care?? No, because he is a bigger person.

    So yea. I apologize if you are 13 years old, not eligible to vote, dumb and raging with early hormone btw.

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    Gary Says:

    I love how a lot of people above are are using the “stick to movies and leave politics to the professionals” argument here. Who exactly are the professionals? I’ll go on limb here and say a majority of the people commenting aren’t political analysts. I have a degree in History and Political Science, does that make my opinion hold more weight than anyone else? Of course not. He’s entitled to his opinion like everyone else. He just happens to be a celebrity so he has more of an opportunity to have his opinion reach more people. I wonder if all the right-wingers commenting above have the same to say when Curt Schilling uses his celebrity to do his political grandstanding for the Republican party. Bottom line is it’s easy to criticize or devalue a person’s opinion based on credentials when their opinion runs contrary to yours.

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    and to all the people that thinks that sp has more experience. get off of it!
    she govern a small town, smaller than dc, new york, chicago, Memphis. how is she going to run a country of 300,000,000?

    BARACK OBAMA
    EDUCATION
    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Juris Doctor (J.D) magna *** laude
    Elected to President of Harvard Law Review.
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, B.A. Political Science and International Relations
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (21+ years)
    U.S. SENATE (2004 – present)
    U.S. Senator
    U.S STATE OF ILLINOIS SENATE, (1996-2004)
    State Legislator
    DAVIS, MINER BARNHILL & GALLAND (1993-2004)
    Attorney
    UNIVERSITY OF CHICACO LAW SCHOOL (1992-2004)
    Senior Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1996-2004)
    Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1992 – 1996)
    SYDLEY & AUSTIN, (Chicago Law firm)
    Summer Associate
    NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
    BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    COMMUNITY ORGANIZING:
    Director of DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES PROJECT (DOC), (1985 – 1988)
    Director of PROJECT VOTE
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PUBLIC ALLIES CHICAGO, founding member, executive director
    WOOD FUND OF CHICAGO – board of directors
    CHICAGO ANNENBERG CHALLENGE (1995 -2002) founding president , (1995 -1999) chairman of board of directors)
    CHICAGO LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
    ====
    SARAH PALIN
    EDUCATION
    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, BS. Communications, Journalism and Political Science
    NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (not completed)
    HAWAII PACIFIC COLLEGE Business Administration (not completed)
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (6 years)
    U.S. STATE OF ALASKA (2006 –present)
    Governor
    WASILLA CITY COUNCIL (1999 -2002)
    Mayor
    KTUU-TV (1988-?)
    Sports TV Presenter
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    BEAUTY PAGEANTS:
    MISS WASILLA PAGEANT
    Winner of “Miss Congeniality “ Award
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PRESIDENT OF ALASKA CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
    CHAIR OF ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (2003 -2004)
    TED STEVENS EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE, INC, board of directors

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    leslie Says:

    At least Obama has 2 biographies out there and if you knew how to read you would pick it up…
    I don;t think there are any secrets about his life out there.
    This woman is shady and she is just a woman. Not a great woman, so get over it. She looks cute, but looks are deceiving.
    She is hateful and small minded. How is she going to help you. remember, if you don’t make a million bucks, you have no business voting republican.
    If you’re worried about morals and family values, you teach your children the values you believe in. Look what Palin taught, (or didn’t teach her daughter) . It’s a shame and if you’re a christian, a sin, and yet you’re still voting for her?
    stand up and don;t allow yourself to be used by a party that only cares about people with LOTS of money, which let me guess, you don’t have…

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    Jason Says:

    I agree with Matt. He’s an American and has every right to make a comment about this election just as well all do on this forum. The reaction from some of you people is very telling. Obama will end up winning this election. This media attention is so predictable and plays like a reality TV show. The only person who has to gain from Palin being in the White House is Tina Fey and her SNL career….

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    Brian griffin Says:

    Don’t worry! If the Russians try to pull any funny stuff on Sarah Palin, the Republicans can call them all sexist! That will show them!

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    Ditto Matt Says:

    Well said!

    If she can convince me that the book should be ban and that dinosaurs werent here thousands years ago, I might vote for her.

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    jeffy Says:

    I hate when celebrities weigh in on politics, but, really, Matt is dead-on.

    The U.S.A. is totally effed if the Republican ticket wins.

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    truth Says:

    Harvard Law/Columbia University VS. IDAHO COLLEGE (bs)
    LOL
    And you don’t know which has more experience…
    SAD, VERY SAD

    ps: Obama got into college on his own, not with the help of Bush Senior.

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    star7 Says:

    All of you sound so dumb. Why shouldn’t celebrities be allowed to voice their opinions. You voiced your dumb a$$ opinions, so why shouldn’t they? Is it just because they don’t want to vote for that crazy a$$ b***h Palin and that old a$$ man McCain. That’s called “Common Sense”. They’re not under the “pitbull”s spell.d And neither am I! OBAMA 08!

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    black Says:

    Don´t do this Matt———-keep your opinion to yourself!

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    CZLF Says:

    Thanks Ms Gunn!!! You are dead on!! The only thing that Rep supporters can come up with is Obama hasn’t been in office long enough and he hasn’t done anything but run for office since he has been Senator… which is completely FALSE!! He finally ran for Senator because the people of S. Chicago called for him too!! He is and has always been for the people of the US!! And the Rep Party tried to say the same thing about Clinton when he was running for office but yet everyone was happy when he turned a RECORD SURPLUS that Bush later ran into the TOILET! No one can take away from McCain what he did for our country, but that does not a President make… if that is the case then any of our troops should be able to be the next president of the US… Obama has never changed his views or his platforms… people I implore you please read up on the best possible candidate for OUR country… IT IS NOT MCCAIN/PALIN… Palin doesn’t even know how to run her own family let alone 300,000,000 people!! She sets women back CENTURIES!! I am disappointed in the lot of you!! IF MCCAIN WINS I AM LEAVING THE COUNTRY!!! And I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN

    SI SE PUEDE!!!

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    Bijoux Says:

    The comments re: Matt Damon’s legal right to voice his opinion proves
    how polorizing the views are. There is permanent damage done to both racism and sexism in this country. Watch the results of racism and sexism in this country will do far more damage than terriorism will ever do.
    Peace

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    Sean Says:

    Why is it that *******, yes *******, as in women, have gotten their panties so tangled in a bunch over the possibility of Sarah Palin being president?

    People (mostly white) get mad when they’re accused of not liking Obama because he’s black (which is TRUE) but whenever anyone says anything about Palin they’re labeled sexist. Barack doesn’t have as much experience as McCain in CERTAIN areas, but she has less than half of what Barack has in ALL areas.

    Difference between a hockey mom and a pitbull is lipstick? Please. Is that all you have to contribute? She’s not qualified. Period.

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    deb Says:

    You know that freedom of speech is good but all these celebrities speaking out only because they believe that we will follow them instead of thinking for ourselves is “Absurd”. No wonder people in other countries laugh at Americans so much. Hollywood should stay in Hollywood, not tell us in a round about way that if we think different then they do, we are stupid. My respect for Matt just went down the tubes.

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    and to all the people that thinks that sp has more experience. get off of it!
    she govern a small town, smaller than dc, new york, chicago, Memphis. how is she going to run a country of 300,000,000?

    BARACK OBAMA
    EDUCATION
    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Juris Doctor (J.D) magna *** laude
    Elected to President of Harvard Law Review.
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, B.A. Political Science and International Relations
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (21+ years)
    U.S. SENATE (2004 – present)
    U.S. Senator
    U.S STATE OF ILLINOIS SENATE, (1996-2004)
    State Legislator
    DAVIS, MINER BARNHILL & GALLAND (1993-2004)
    Attorney
    UNIVERSITY OF CHICACO LAW SCHOOL (1992-2004)
    Senior Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1996-2004)
    Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1992 – 1996)
    SYDLEY & AUSTIN, (Chicago Law firm)
    Summer Associate
    NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
    BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    COMMUNITY ORGANIZING:
    Director of DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES PROJECT (DOC), (1985 – 1988)
    Director of PROJECT VOTE
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PUBLIC ALLIES CHICAGO, founding member, executive director
    WOOD FUND OF CHICAGO – board of directors
    CHICAGO ANNENBERG CHALLENGE (1995 -2002) founding president , (1995 -1999) chairman of board of directors)
    CHICAGO LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
    ====
    SARAH PALIN
    EDUCATION
    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, BS. Communications, Journalism and Political Science
    NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (not completed)
    HAWAII PACIFIC COLLEGE Business Administration (not completed)
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (6 years)
    U.S. STATE OF ALASKA (2006 –present)
    Governor
    WASILLA CITY COUNCIL (1999 -2002)
    Mayor
    KTUU-TV (1988-?)
    Sports TV Presenter
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    BEAUTY PAGEANTS:
    MISS WASILLA PAGEANT
    Winner of “Miss Congeniality “ Award
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PRESIDENT OF ALASKA CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
    CHAIR OF ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (2003 -2004)
    TED STEVENS EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE, INC, board of directors

  288. 288
    george Says:

    Thank you for saying what every person in the this great nation is thinking. I love you!

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    Joseph Says:

    Matt Damon, as an American citizen, has every right to comment on politics. He’s also a very smart person, and is totally correct. But I’d go even further: the idea of McCain as president is terrifying to me, it would just be a continuation of the horror this country has been plunged into for the last 8 years.

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    kit Says:

    Re: Hey Matt. SHUT THE **** UP. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO THE PRESIDENT IS….YOUR LITTLE PANSY ASS WILL STILL be living the life in LA with your new cars and mansion. Once you bring your ass down from your mansion in the Hills and work a 9-5 job for 15 bucks an hour, then maybe I will take you seriously. You run around in front of a camera for a month and make 10 mill. SHUT UP. WE DON’T GIVE A **** WHAT YOU THINK. You and your butt boy Ben Affleck have big mouths and don’t know when to shut the hell up. Now do what you do best….go on vacation, buy a new house, go to an award show, go out to dinner, go out to lunch, well what do you know…it’s time for a vacation again. LOSER ASS. LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T AGREE WITH YOU CONSIDERING THE NEW POLLS HAVE McCAIN on top! SEEE YA MATTY BOY!
    **************

    Right On!!! ?Time for a new movie Matt while you still have some fans left !

  291. 291
    Ali Says:

    Bravo – finally someone is saying what most of us are thinking. Palin is a shill – so if the Republicans get elected, and McCain is incapacitated, the powers in the White House now will again have their puppet president in Palin. It is terrifying given what has happened in 8 years of a stupid President Bush.

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    Lisa Says:

    HELLO DEMS and REPUBS! will you be using the money from the death tax and higher taxes to fund the healthcare and education ?? or will you be making another bill to hold back the progress of america?? ha CHECK MATE !

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    Rob Campbell Says:

    What is absurd is people jumping on the Republican bandwagon after 8 yrs of total hell. Palin is a bad joke, Republicans are idiots.
    Americans in general are the most arrogantly uninformed people on the planet, no excuse for that, since we are also the most well connected. Matt is right, it scares the hell out of me to think that we may have 12 yrs more of these grafting jackasses

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    JoeLectual Says:

    If Matt ‘really wanted to know’ about Sarah, dinosaurs and book banning, all he had to do was 3 minutes of research and find several national media outlets who have investigated and proven false every one of Matt’s issues.

    This makes Matt look pretty silly. Why do Hollywood nincompoops get any airtime on issues they understand nothing about. Why don’t we have commentary from Matt on the supercollider in CERN … he knows just as little about Sarah as he knows about the collider.

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    yes, but dimwits

    Obama is smashing mccain in the electoral votes

    and just wait until the debates

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    lavagirl Says:

    I’m not American however may I point out that Margaret Thatcher (aka The Iron Lady, was a mere grocer’s daughter and a stay at home housewife before she turned to politics and became the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain) probably got the same response from the majority of people as Ms Palin is having now. Why do we doubt women’s ability rule and be in charged? As far as I know Mr Obama is not necessarily more experience or able than Ms Palin so why not hear her out?

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    kit

    Helllllllllllllllllo in there, are you reading this:

    BARACK OBAMA
    EDUCATION
    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Juris Doctor (J.D) magna *** laude
    Elected to President of Harvard Law Review.
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, B.A. Political Science and International Relations
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (21+ years)
    U.S. SENATE (2004 – present)
    U.S. Senator
    U.S STATE OF ILLINOIS SENATE, (1996-2004)
    State Legislator
    DAVIS, MINER BARNHILL & GALLAND (1993-2004)
    Attorney
    UNIVERSITY OF CHICACO LAW SCHOOL (1992-2004)
    Senior Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1996-2004)
    Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1992 – 1996)
    SYDLEY & AUSTIN, (Chicago Law firm)
    Summer Associate
    NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
    BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    COMMUNITY ORGANIZING:
    Director of DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES PROJECT (DOC), (1985 – 1988)
    Director of PROJECT VOTE
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PUBLIC ALLIES CHICAGO, founding member, executive director
    WOOD FUND OF CHICAGO – board of directors
    CHICAGO ANNENBERG CHALLENGE (1995 -2002) founding president , (1995 -1999) chairman of board of directors)
    CHICAGO LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
    ====
    SARAH PALIN
    EDUCATION
    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, BS. Communications, Journalism and Political Science
    NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (not completed)
    HAWAII PACIFIC COLLEGE Business Administration (not completed)
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (6 years)
    U.S. STATE OF ALASKA (2006 –present)
    Governor
    WASILLA CITY COUNCIL (1999 -2002)
    Mayor
    KTUU-TV (1988-?)
    Sports TV Presenter
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    BEAUTY PAGEANTS:
    MISS WASILLA PAGEANT
    Winner of “Miss Congeniality “ Award
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PRESIDENT OF ALASKA CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
    CHAIR OF ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (2003 -2004)
    TED STEVENS EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE, INC, board of directors

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    mery Says:

    Matt is a citizen American, why he isn’t right to make his opinion public?

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    hmm Says:

    Thank you Matt Damon for saying what every right thinking American should be saying. I don’t care whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican you should be outraged that McCain chose this woman for VP. He could have chosen a host of qualified women but he went with politics over the good of the country. Instead of worrying about which party she belongs to, ask yourself, should McCain die in office would you trust her to manage 2 wars, the economy, health care, education, etc. It is an outrage and it shows that McCain cares more about winning than he does about the country.

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    Orchid Says:

    274 Gary @ 09/10/2008 at 4:53 pm
    ——-
    I haven’t read any post in which the poster said to ‘leave politics to the professionals.’
    The majority (the masses) are certainly not professionals, most of them don’t know much at all, but they all have a vote.

    Matt Damon said he knows nothing about Sarah Palin so he really is in no position to judge her!

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    marieme Says:

    IMO he was being restrained. The way people are willing to sign their country over to this chick is incomprehensible. McCain’s in his seventies! Hello?! But of course all the idiots who voted for the disaster known as Bush need another fool to worship. They won’t ever learn until they lose their own homes, jobs or becomes seriously ill without insurance coverage.

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    Kelly Says:

    I’m so sick of actors talking politics. Shut up Matt.

    Amen
    I mean are you kidding me, I am so sick of all of them and there opinions.
    I think they use there celebrity to manipulate there crazy little followers (fans) to vote for whomever they want…

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    LILLY Says:

    297-exactly, your NOT an american so leave this to the americans. thanx.

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    sammie Says:

    And Matt Damon is credible as a political commentator because….?

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    Mariza Says:

    I like him even more now!!!! Way to go, Matt.

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    dana Says:

    No of us know anything about Palin. Who she is, what she stands for, what she’s done… Um, and what is difference between her and Obama?
    I’m confused. Get serious people. This is a dog and pony show. It’s the first African-American man vs. the first woman for the race into history. That’s all either side is playing. You’re right Matt. It IS a bad Disney movie. EITHER WAY!

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    A.J. Says:

    Sarah Palin is everything that is the absolute worst of America… evangelical, armed and bloodthirsty, hypocritical, unworldly, oppressive, and redneck… no wonder America’s worst adore her, and unfortunately she will go all the way to the White House, and the world will suffer for it.
    You can put lipstick on a dog, but the ***** is still a lying idiot.

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    Rachel Says:

    Matt speaks sense. Obama all the way!

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    cheryl j Says:

    oh wow did i hit a nerve

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    katy Says:

    Matt Damon can say what hi want. He is not just an actor, but a human been. He is a reflected person and I agree whit him

    Com on Matt! Vote for Obama

    Europe

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    larry Says:

    How many times since September 11, 2001 has this country been attacked on American soil? NONE! That is what I elect a President for. I trust Sarah Palin 10 times more than nobama to keep me and my family safe. He has ties to terrorists and America haters, and his wife is down-right scary.

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    Meredith Says:

    I am sick and tired of actors speaking out about their political opinions. Why in the hell do they think their opinions and tastes are more important than mine? Our votes count exactly the same.

    Also, Damon is an actor who is probably just as informed about politics as I am. And I do not understand how a father of 2 daughters can vote for a man who supports Partial Birth Abortion!

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    Lisa Says:

    and another thing i think there should be a time limit to quoram calls
    say like fiveminutes and better have a party representative ready…….

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    cheryl j Says:

    OH MY GOD I THINK I’M IN TROUBLE I HAD AN INDEPENTENT THOUGHT SHOULD I EXPECT THE STA TE POLICE KNOCKING ON MY DOOR

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    cheryl j Says:

    WIILL MY PHONE BE TAPPED

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    cheryl j Says:

    I’M REALLY SCARED oh sorry for shouting should i get a defense lawyer

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    wake < UP already Says:

    Just read ”confessions of an economic hitman” by perkins..

    and you all will see the light.. America has it all planed out for the next 200 years…..

    google ‘the new world order’.

    the plan is out there….. this is just a game..

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    cheryl j Says:

    i hope i don’t lose my job, house,life savings

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    cheryl j Says:

    is there a lawyer in the house

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    naty Says:

    I don’t like this women, but if he doesn’t know anything about her politics is not right for him to judge her like that, I don’t like her, I don’t think she would make a good president the things I know about her politics are not the best.

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    Orchid Says:

    261 Team Lara Croft @ 09/10/2008 at 4:31 pm

    he went to harvard and is smart as a whip!
    ——-
    I would have thought that a smart as a whip guy knows that you can’t judge a person you don’t know anything about!
    So, since I do believe MD is smart, he must be campaigning for Obama. The sexiest celeb of the year must think when he says Sarah Palin is ‘totally absurd,’ ignorant people will not question it.
    He knows there are a lot of ignorant people out there. Admirers of Jason Bourne will just believe him.

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    Paige Says:

    #31

    “You know what Kid Rock said about expressing his opinions on “political issues”- he said- I am NOT and was never a political science major, therefore I do not have the necessary qualifications to speak out about political issues in a public forum- I am not that informed- I am a musician, I will stick to that!”

    That’s awesome.. I think more people should have that attitude. I’m sick of celebs thinking they are someone “in the know” when it comes to politics. They’ve got their heads so far up their own a*ses I’m pretty sure they know only what the people that work for them tell them about.

    They lives in mansions and fly on private jets. Great life, sure however I do think it leaves them just a bit out of touch with mass America and it’s plights or stands.

    They play dress up and pretend for a living, they’re not really doing anything important or helpful for society. Celebs make great entertainment not political advisers.

    And enough of the anti McCain and Palin stuff.. it’s getting old. And when people can do something other than put them down and state why it is they’re voting for Obama(besides the celeb endorsers) maybe I’ll listen to their gripes.

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    sol Says:

    Come on Matt, Vote for Obama.

    I agree whit you and what you say.

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    cheryl j Says:

    it.s alright for some people to call brad and angie ‘s children names but i can’t express a political thought WOW oh there i go shouting again but i’m very upset

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    ouch Says:

    What are the Republicans thinking??? I’m a Independent…and won’t vote for McCain/Palin. If McCain is voted (heaven forbid) and he dies during his term….Palin becomes President and it is so outlandish and very terrifying. Us Americans better have our thinking caps on when we vote. OMG! The world is not tht stable and she is the last person that should be involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kats Says:

    I’ve always admired Matt Damon. And he is absolutely correct about Palin. MCain almost had my vote. But this Republican is voting for Obama.

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    loyal Says:

    Used to like you, Matt. Not anymore, shut the hell up.

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    Victoria Says:

    Absurd. What do you know about Sen Biden? Let’s see…he voted AGAINST the trans-alaska pipeline..same pipeline that has yielded the US 16BILLION gallons of oil to date….what else…he opposed Reagan’s cold war strategy (good call, right Joe)…What else..oh, as of last year he called for the “BREAK UP OF IRAQ INTO 3-4 NATION-STATES”….really? Was that a good call?

    If you are LISTENING to matt damon for political insight, who do you trust for religion, Reverend Wright? Healthcare…Roseanne Barr?

    Im embarrassed for anyone who agrees with Matt Damon.

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    john Says:

    he is so damn right. i am republican but there is no way in hell am i voting so that lady can possibly become the next president. fcuk! both parties have worked very hard to get where they are and now this lady just comes out of nowhere, forget it. im voting for obama.

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    cheryl j Says:

    they’re coming to take me away HELP ME ………………………………………………………………………………tell my mother i love her p.s. save yourselves

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    ouch Says:

    I forgot to add……

    What is McCain and the Republicans so afraid of? There must be a good reason! Why are they keeping her from speaking or debating on her own?? interesting and sneaky. McCain made a serious mistake on his pick. The the secret reason for his pick is a big turn off.

    Let’s see Joe Biden and Sarah Palin do a debate and the colors will come true!

    Same thing for Obama and McCain.

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    ñññ Says:

    americans…………………………
    I love matt damon

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    john Says:

    323 you are so fcukin retarded!

    so just because i work in a vet i should stick to pets? then as a mater of fact, no one has the right to vote or talk about politics if they aren’t involved in the government or didn’t major in political science.

    he has every right to talk about politics or who he wants to vote in the upcoming election. just like how majority of us have jobs, acting is his. god you people are so damn stupid!

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    Something is very wrong in America! People are allowed to
    tell LIES constantly and it seems without recourse!
    Are the voters so preoccupied with “tag line type lies” that
    they completely ignor something called the facts/? Truth?

    WE AS A COUNTRY better start paying attention. If we the voters
    call this one wrong, we will live to regret it for a very long time

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    THAIS Says:

    ****
    McCAIN AND PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    solami Says:

    The Palin women are crazy. She said that USA is in war whit
    Iraq and it is God that had send the soldiers.
    I thought it was Bush!
    Religion and politics should never stay together.
    What about birth control? Here in Europe we have free abortion and that good. And God has nothing to do whit it. Let the women decide what she wants!

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    ñññ Says:

    # 335 Ms Gunn @ 09/10/2008 at 6:16 pm Something is very wrong in America! People are allowed to
    tell LIES constantly and it seems without recourse!
    Are the voters so preoccupied with “tag line type lies” that
    they completely ignor something called the facts/? Truth?

    WE AS A COUNTRY better start paying attention. If we the voters
    call this one wrong, we will live to regret it for a very long time
    ___________________
    america was and is a very wrong country that is not news for the rest of the world

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    cheryl j Says:

    (sobbing) i’m doomed my life is over i have lost all hope oh yeah will my original post ever be revealed i have been on this site for one year and i have never seen this happen before

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    Orchid Says:

    304 # 304 LILLY @ 09/10/2008 at 5:37 pm 297

    -exactly, your NOT an american so leave this to the americans. thanx.
    ——-
    Americans are meddling in countries all over the world. Why shouldn’t citizens of other countries say what they want re the US election?

    These are lavagirl’s (#297) questions:

    Why do we doubt women’s ability to rule and be in charge?
    As far as I know Mr Obama is not necessarily more experienced or able than Ms Palin so why not hear her out?

    Why don’t you address these questions!

    Sarah Palin has more executive experience than McCain, Obama and Biden put together, and she is running for Veep, not the top job.
    Obama supporters keep talking about her as president, as if McCain is going to leave. Nobody knows when they go, so stop that. His mother is 96!

    Now I’ll say it again, women can be as good as, and are often better than, men. Men are the weaker sex!

  340. 340
    CZLF Says:

    To all the Republicans that say they feel safe with Bush/McCain the White House… I am curious to know who was in the White House when the most devastating terrorist attack on American Soil EVER happened? I think… I think it was the your good ol’ boy George Dubbya!! So no wonder you are Republican you are so used to being lied to cuz you continually do it to yourselves… I FELT 1000000000 times with Clinton in the WH and I will feel 1000000000000000000 times better with OBAMA in the WH… When Dems ran the country NOONE attacked us…

    McCain and Palin want to see how many countries they can bully before we are the poorest Country in the WORLD because still at that point it won’t affect the richest 1% in our nation!!

    PLEASE WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! The future of our country depends on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Matt's right Says:

    Bravo Matt! Well said!

    Everyone in this country has the right to express their opinion so this “shut up” and “actors should stick to movies” stuff is based in irrational fascist right wing anger.

    Remember boys: Reagan was a REALLY lousy actor. Just horrible. Matt won an Oscar his first time at bat. I mean, have you seen him as Ripley? Fabulous.

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    McCain could actually use a little lipstick….maybe a little on his cheeks…he’s looking a bit peaked lately. Anyone else notice that?

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    taylor Says:

    wow. are you seriously that ignorant ? cmon. you said it yourself, she could become president and thats a really scary thing BUT i dont know anything about her. wow. you are scared to have palin be our president when shes not even running for president? makes SO much sense considering you say you dont even know her? what a reason to be scared. you are talking about her expcerience when obama has just about the same amount as her meanwhile she is the one running for VICE. why do celebs insist on shoving their political opinions down EVERYONES throats?? your in the spotlight to act, not to minipulate and sway younger voters

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    stop it orchid

    it isn;t about your emotions! 300.000.000 people lives are in danger because you think that picking a president is like picking different apples off the tree, grabbing a box of cereal, deciding what pair of shoes to wear??!!

    this is real! these people do not give a flying fu ck about us as citizens. THEY WANT TO DRILL DRILL DRILL

    forget about your kids education, forget that it is a woman that is
    r a p e d every 6 seconds in america, and if they get pregnant, guess what? they will have to be forced to keep their kid, just because painless said so. Think about this.

  345. 345
    Lara Says:

    Wow, some of the people commenting here are really stupid. The reason he says he doesn’t know anything about her is because she hasn’t really revealed anything about herself or proven herself to be qualified to be the vice president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA—what used to be the most respected nation in the world.

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    undecided voter Says:

    Barack Obama:”You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”
    Matt Damon speaking out about his political opinions——fine! but he still a actor!

  347. 347
    Wynters Says:

    I just don’t get it…if we can sit here and not be politicians yet have an opinioin on politics…why can’t he? The same goes for those who hate Obama. He’s actually gotten a chance to meet Obama. I haven’t but Obama’s got my vote– because I pay attention like he does.

    I guess that’s what happens when you give people freedom of speech.

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    gARY Says:

    If Chuck Norris, an ignorant has-been can spout b.s. for the republicanTs, certain Matt Damon (an intelligent person) surely can share his views that it IS scary to elect someone to the most powerful position in the world without really knowing them. She refuses to anwer questions of reporters OR of citizens.. she’s stalling, she’s hiding but one day (during debates) she will be proven a fraud.

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    donna Says:

    i just don’t get it,,this is the first election i’ve been psyched about,,i’m 53f divorced mom, has everyone really listened to the politicians regarding issues for usa? or is this just a female/male/white/black thing? all i know is i live paycheck to paycheck and it’s getting tougher all the time,everything is on the rise except my paycheck..has anyone read that calfornia govenernor is cutting state employees pay? REPUBLICAN! unless you’re making big bucks and are satisfied where you are at eco.wise,their should be no question in anyones mind who to vote for. imagine my teenager is already thinking in her future to leave the usa because she believes our economy will get worse.. now how is that for a teen to think of? i might add she’s a honor student taking pre-college courses…i understand everyone has their thoughts..i just hope it DOES GET BETTER,,whoever does finally get into office…how things have been for the last several years,i’ll be in tears if it continues..

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    Orchid Says:

    329 Victoria @ 09/10/2008 at 6:05 pm

    Absurd. What do you know about Sen Biden? Let’s see…he voted AGAINST the trans-alaska pipeline..same pipeline that has yielded the US 16BILLION gallons of oil to date….what else…he opposed Reagan’s cold war strategy (good call, right Joe)…What else..oh, as of last year he called for the “BREAK UP OF IRAQ INTO 3-4 NATION-STATES”….really? Was that a good call?

    If you are LISTENING to matt damon for political insight, who do you trust for religion, Reverend Wright? Healthcare…Roseanne Barr?

    Im embarrassed for anyone who agrees with Matt Damon.
    ——-
    Most definitely not a good call! That was the most arrogant, most ignorant and stupid suggestion. If I were Sarah Palin I would attack him there. Imagine, carving up another country! The nerve!

    He also said that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception, so he agrees with Palin!!!

  351. 351
    donna Says:

    another thought,,matt damon,,,i think he is a fine actor…so he doesn’t like palin,,would you have your mail stopped if the mailman didn’t like her,,or change a doctor, change your job if your boss didn’t like her,,or even leave a family member..come on now,,,he’s a actor!! employee of the arts!!! as i said before i just don’t get it

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    Hmmmm...... Says:

    I could never vote for someone with HUSSEIN as their middle name.

  353. 353
    Kristy Says:

    I LOVE YOU MATT!!!!!!

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    joneblaze Says:

    Yesssssssss took the words right out of my mouth GO MATT !!!!

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    betty Says:

    no matter Matt is correct or not
    i think he should stay out of political issues

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    Joe c Says:

    Matt Damon is a totally uninformed, uneducated idiot; this is evident by his statement alone about Sarah’s experience. Thats the problem with these high school drop-outs and their opinions. Stick to acting, it dosen’t require any knowledge or character.

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    Paty Says:

    You go Matt, you are so right about this scary ***** from alaska.

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    Moniquev Says:

    He didn’t call him President Putin, he said “President PALIN”… try reading once in awhile before bashing like a Rove robot… GO DAMON GO

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    Team Lara Croft Says:

    Joe c @ 09/10/2008 at 6:59 pm

    Matt Damon is a totally uninformed, uneducated idiot; this is evident by his statement alone about Sarah’s experience. Thats the problem with these high school drop-outs and their opinions. Stick to acting, it dosen’t require any knowledge or character.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Hmmm: Matt went to Harvard. Left like 4 credits shy of graduating. Looks like you might be the one misinformed.

  360. 360
    Joe c Says:

    To gary @6:46, Have you ever seen the list that shows which actors and actresses have NOT even finished high school or those who don’t have any higher education??? Have you idiot. OH excuse me; you never finished high school either. MY BAD !!!!!!!

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    my only problem Says:

    I don’t agree or disagree I am one of those who don’t care.
    What worries me the most is Matt being a sexiest man alive title holder. Did he won it for being sexy or for being the exact opposite?

  362. 362
    Joe c Says:

    Team Lara Croft 7:09.

    I told you Damon was stupid. Who in their right mind would leave Harvard 4 credits shy???????????

  363. 363
    Team Lara Croft Says:

    JUST ONE QUESTION FOR SARAH PALIN (IF MCCAIN LETS HER ANSWER QUESTIONS OF COURSE):

    If my daughter gets raped by her father and gets pregnant or if my 15 year old daughter is walking down a dark alley and a psycho, diseased man rapes and beats her and she gets pregnant – is she allowed to have an abortion?

    According to your documented views she should have the baby – so I just want to confirm Sarah. Thanks!

  364. 364
    EVA Says:

    THANK YOU MATT I LOVE YOU!

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    momma Says:

    I’m an open-minded soccer mom, and I find the prospect of a President Palin very scary. She is against stem-cell research, against abortion even in the case of rape, she doesn’t believe global warming is man-made, she sought to ban library books, and hired lobbying expert to gain pork barreling funds…God Save America, and the earth, for our children.

    Mccain didn’t know her well, nor does he agree with her on all the issues, but chose her, without sufficiently vetting her, in what was a blatantly cynical and politically savvy move.

    I voted for Hilary, and now find it so absurd that Hilary supporters would now vote for Sarah Palin. They’re both women, sure, but they couldn’t be more different when it comes to the issues.

  366. 366
    fk palin and mccain Says:

    hahah yuppp :))) Go Obama !

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    Joe c Says:

    To me it just shows your lousy judge of character Team Lara. You chose the wrong husband and what is your 15 year old doing walking down a dark alley. GREAT MOM !!!!!!!

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    lauren Says:

    i effing love matt damon for this

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    fk palin and mccain Says:

    go obama

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    obama/biden08 Says:

    love you matt you spoke the truth im not even american and im scared to see this nobody in the white house for god sakes have some sense DO NOT VOTE FOR MCLAME are americans this stupid?

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    princess crystal proud alaskan Says:

    I agree with the people who think all these hateful, rude comments about Sarah “the barracuda” Palin’s ability to lead the United States of America have got to end. Why not let her tell us how she plans to lead our diverse community. She’s shown that she can lead a small town in Alaska so why not give her one of the biggest responsibilies our country has to offer?

    YOU PEOPLE OUR MORON!!!

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    Who cares Says:

    Comment #4 realize everyone is entitled to the opinion . . .and in saying that . . .I agree with Matt :)

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    Orcaman Says:

    I love these “shut up and make movies” comments. One wonders if the commentators would have voiced the same opinions about Republicans Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sonny Bono, Fred Thompson, or Fred Grandy–all actors who were elected to office.

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    JH Says:

    Did anyone hear that last part about the dinosaurs? I about laughed my butt off. Matt… stay in hollywood, don’t get into politics. You’re out of your league.

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    mclovin Says:

    Free Speech! This is a right that every American is entitled to!!

    If Matt Damon wants to voice his opinion on Sarah Palin go for it man!!

    And I totally agree with him!!

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    angelesc Says:

    Matt is an idiot!!! If he really wants to know more about Sarah Palin, he can research about her. We don’t live in a technology-challenged country …. everything seems to be open book so for him to say that 8 weeks is not enough to know about Sarah, i’d say his ‘view’ is baseless and totally absurd.

    As regards Obama’s qualification, I doubt Matt would be able to provide specifics that would this man more qualified than Sarah. Read about his ‘community organizing experience’ back then _ definitely ‘inspiring’ but that would hardly justify the assumption that he would be more ready to meet Putin….. His recent trip abroad does not make him a foreign policy expert and suggesting that McCain’s VP may outlive him is plain ridiculous. What is he ‘God’. Ops! What he doesn’t realize, there is a possibility that McCain may outlive him, LOL!

  377. 377
    shell Says:

    Some of you people! Who here doesn’t understand that the Pres isn’t the one and only making decisions for our country? Look to the Dems controlling the House…If Palin becomes Pres, so be it! The woman knows how to make a decision and handle a gun! Now that’s a REAL woman. Here’s a message to Hollywood-keep the f-ck out of politics, you only make yourselves look like the imbesols that you are. Go make your ridiculous movies and earn $ that the real heroes of this country should be getting (armed forces, teachers, police officers, firemen, you get the picture). Go McCain-Palin ’08!

  378. 378
    mimi Says:

    hey diana, # 8,
    he means he is scared of the fact that he doesn’t know anything about palin. it makes perfect sense. think about it…

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    mn Says:

    Well said, Matt! I respect your right to free speech and I agree with your statements.

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    east la girl Says:

    You know what Matt Damon?! You are an absolute d*ck! Get over yourself! Obama doesn’t even have the experience either so stop your jibbering and get back to something you know like acting. How pathetic. And dont downgrade being a mom, its an insult to your mother. What a jerk!

  381. 381
    mattfan Says:

    Apparently some of the people here don’t feel that actors are entitled to the same freedom of speech as the rest of us. Matt, you are absolutely right! Having Palin that close to the presidency is frightening.

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    Ben Says:

    He’s f—— Obama!

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    Orchid Says:

    367 Joe c @ 09/10/2008 at 7:18 pm

    To me it just shows your lousy judge of character Team Lara. You chose the wrong husband and what is your 15 year old doing walking down a dark alley. GREAT MOM !!!!!!!
    ——-
    Oh, that is funny!!!

    We all know that whichever side wins, they will have to compromise sometimes. Nobody knows how either side will do in office. It’s only at the end that you can judge. For now, both sides do their best, and then people vote.

    Obama has already flip flopped. He will now leave troops in Iraq if necessary and is willing to drill for oil. Biden is pro-life, and I’m sure people will go on having abortions.

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    joe Says:

    As an Alaskan dude, I’d just like to apologize for Sarah Palin.

    I don’t even think she wants to be vice prez — she’s just become a puppet of the Republican party and the far, far right.

  385. 385
    Tyler Says:

    Who cares about Palin? She’s in the election as a goddamn gimmick, therefore, I can barely take her seriously. It also shows you how moronic and gullible this country is because she’s running on the same type of meaningless bullshit that Bush did. So way to go dumbasses, you’re falling for it again. This is a scary chick, she’s a jesus freak and what makes you think she’s ready to be the VP when she’s not even ready to give a basic interview? I’m sorry, but I find the entirety of the whole Palin craze to be laughable!

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    pp Says:

    Haven’t had the time to read all the posts, so someone may have said all this before …
    Why should Matt Damon not voice his opinion just because he’s an actor? Does that make him less of an American than any of you here who are all expressing your opinion? Frankly, I’m more interested in his opinion than yours – he’s obviously smart enough to write a screenplay on a senistive topic that garners an Oscar, he’s involved in One to stop poverty, he appears to be a solid guy who loves his family …. Yes, I think his opinion is worth listening to! And, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t America elect an ex-actor as President? Hmmm…
    As for people bagging him for saying he will still not know enough about Sarah Palin in the next 8 weeks to feel reassured she is capable of being VP etc – I think the Republican Party are running a very obvious campaign so that you only get to know what they want you to know! Why else are Mccain & Palin campaigning together? I’ve heard that this is not usually the practice, that the running mates usually campaign separately. They are keeping a tight control around her exposure so she doesn’t reveal more of her whacky beliefs or how little she actually knows!
    Eg. The hypocrisy amazes me. She attended a Pentacostal Church fro years, but now says she does not believe in it! Talk about insincerity & political expediency! No wonder McCain & Palin are campaigning together!

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    That is their choice, Orchid! It is nobody else’s decision.

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    shellbelle Says:

    Why would anyone even consider an uneducated actor’s opinion on who should be in politics? Why do these people think anyone cares? He’s an actor after all!!!!!!!!!!!

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    hahaha Says:

    i know it was said 3333333333333333 times but he has the right to express his opinion and he has a point for god sake listen to the man matt rocks

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    clancy Says:

    Lets see Matt, a candidate for high office who has never run anything, the candidate has not yet completed a first term of office and has spent most of the last two years running. That person is obviously not qualified for high office according expert Matt. Obama is not the man to be president after all.

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    Kaila Says:

    sorta agree kinda dont. but still want mccain.

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    lexy Says:

    im totally voting for obama!

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    Sara Says:

    I say americans should vote for McCain, the rest of the world is waiting for your dumb asses to do so then watch you ***** about it in 4yrs time when you are no longer the super power, in more debt, more foreclosures, higher fuel bills, no healthcare, terrible education system, more unemployment and your jobs shifted overseas, less income, weaker dollar and an even slower economy. Whilst we enjoy the comedic effect of this, some of these right wing people might start looking into real change or look back and say, if only we stood long enough to listen to what the dems have to say instead of vote on a ludacris reason of a ****** on a ticket. As a woman I am appalled and disgusted by the women or people who will vote solely on that issue. Listen to what Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin has to offer rather than vote because Obama is black, or Palin is a woman or McCain is a veteran. Those are not qualifications and they will not give your child a future. I have listen to both Dems and Reps, I would have supported Palin but jabs and playing the sexist card at every given opportunity, does not put food on people’s table or send their kids to college or provide jobs and decent healthcare. The reps need to stop all this diversion and get back to real topics. Since the RNC I have not watched any McCain/Palin campaign coverage because I was discussed by the convention. In turn it made me listen more to what Obama and Biden have to say. What Obama brings is hope and for some of you morons, you are not voting only for the president of the USA, you are voting for the leader of the free world. Obama has a good image overseas and can help build the rift created by Bush. He will do more in building your relations with other countries than McCain/Palin. You might be impressed with the maverick, cowboy, gun toting image of McCain/Palin but the rest of the world in not impressed. The question for you guys is, are you better off now than you were 8yrs ago, if you are then vote McCain/Palin coz you will be getting the same in the next 4. If you have had enough and looking for hope and change, then I feel Obama/Biden are you guys. But then what do I know, am 26 and fed up with the bullshit of old politics and looking for change from someone who truly believes it and has the audacity to not only make me be hopeful again but to believe it is possible to restore some of the mess of the last 8yrs.

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    east la girl Says:

    Hey, Matt, perhaps you’d like to enlighten America as to how you spend your spare time in t*tty bars in the backrooms with your dear friend Ben? Scarry thought…You are an absolute sexist pig!

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    PALIN is Greater than Obama Says:

    DON’T VOTE FOR OBAMA

    “Reasons why you should not vote for Obama”

    Caucus Fraud committed by Obama supporters (primaries)
    Intimidation
    Voting multiple times
    Busing people into other towns and states to vote
    Votes exceeding the number of registered voters
    Paying for votes

    lynettelong.com/caucusfraud
    wewillnotbesilenced2008.com/video/index.htm

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    Julianne Says:

    Oh, Matt Damon,,,,I can never consider you to be a wise man, as I once did. Tell us how you feel about Barry Obama’s experience, the whole entire almost two years he was in the Senate, and could not commit to a vote over 100 times.

    Is that really the best man or woman for the job? I don’t think so.

    He comes across as a sexist pig, and as he raises his females in a society where woman are held to a different standard, I say enjoy it, Matthew you horse’s behind.

    I am not saying he shouldn’t give his opinion, just dissappointed that it is such that it is. He can join big mouth Joy the View Blowheart in the “Pinhead” category…..

    The more she is attacked, the more people rally around her, so thank you to the far left….GO MCCAIN/PALIN….Gotta love it.

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    sti Says:

    Am so sick of hearing the word Boycott!!!!! Just allow people to say what they want and just don’t agree with them. My Goodness, boycott, boycott. If you are going to boycott anyone or anything, boycott something that is really hurting someone in this world. Mining for diamonds, shell gas, the Olympics should have been boycotted. My goodness find a real cause. This is the reason this country is in such a fix, people really do not know the REAL issues!!! I hope the repubs do get back into power, it would serve you all right. If they do I don’t one to hear one damn thing from any of you about another war, loosing your homes or not being able to find a job. That’s it, let a repub get back in and fix the mess that eight years of what George Bush got us into.

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    eh Says:

    i love matt damon!
    absolutely agree with him!

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    Vshizzle Says:

    HA! Another robot from Hollyhood….We know everyone in the Hood is voting for OBAMA! YAY…ok…now go back to wrecking your personal lives so I can bore myself into a stupor ….. These actors and actresses and their politics…..zzzzzzzzzz central.

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    G.A. Says:

    She has more experience than Senator Obama, so I hope he stands by that for the gentleman as well, he should speak only when well informed, otherwise he should just promote the Bourne whatever umpteenth… I hate celebrities ignorantly running their mouths thinking they’ve got the ultimate insight when all they’ve got is blind bias.

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    MARY Says:

    Thank you Matt!!! I’m glad someone is asking all the relevant questions. He’s allowed to have an opinion by the way, just like jon voight & patricia heaton were allowed theirs.

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    lilme Says:

    I can’t believe how many of just the few of these comments are of people saying how they won’t watch another movie he’s in because of he voiced his opinion. Just because you disagree on politics you have to now hate him? Shows how truly immature people can be and why we have the type of political circus we have now.

    BTW, since we are in the great US of A, everyone including Matt Damon can voice their concerns. And I happen to totally agree with him on Palin.

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    lylian Says:

    I agree with what Matt said about Sarah Palin but for different reasons.

    I didn’t have any particular opinion about Obama and John Mc. Either one if fine by me as an outsider.

    But Sarah, one must question her values.

    Yes, Sarah Palin’s values.

    She opts to take on a job which will require far more work, far more travel away from her family when she still has 3 children under the age of 12, including one baby – a special needs baby. And of course, a daughter who is all of 17, approaching mother hood and in need of guidance from her own mother, not some grandmother or aunty. No doubt that’s where she will end up getting guidance from.

    No, I’m not asking these questions because Sarah Palin is a woman. I would ask this question if Sarah Palin was Sean Palin. Because parenting and family values are important to me.

    You really have to ask “Is Sarah Palin a hypocrite? Is the republican party a party of hypocrites?”

    Yes, some of you are saying, what’s wrong with Sarah (or if it were a man, Sean) Palin taking on the role of VP. More power to women.

    Bah and humbug. If this were another celebrity, if this were say Angelina Jolie, some of you would be busy pointing an accusatory finger at her and how she doesn’t love or care for her kids – even though her work is far more flexible, far more accommodating to having children in the work place then a meeting of the chief of staff, chief of the airforce and so on.

    She is a hockey mum she said, but you know something?? She’s not even that.

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    missy Says:

    To vote for Obama would mean America losing its power. He wants to reduce our military investments. He’s so naive in thinking he can reason with leaders who hate America. Hey, that’s one thing he’ll have in common with those hateful leaders – Obama hates America too. Seriously though, you all need to read up and understand what he represents. He’s a radical and he’s done nothing noteworthy.. he’s been a politician most of his adult life.

    If you really are considering voting for Obama, why don’t you find out about all of his alliances with radicals and criminals – Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Khalid Al-Mansour, and the Chicago machine. Read and you’ll find that Obama as president is much more frightening than Palin as Vice-President.

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    kay Says:

    Oh really…I’d like for him to walk in her shoes for one day and he probably couldn’t make it. I think he just made a terribly sexist remark. He should really keep his remarks to himself if he wants to continue to have fans. I believe I will not support his work if he is so absurd as to say something like this. Be careful young people out there….Mr. Obama just talks a good game. If he is elected we will definitely get a different America and the government will be dictating what you have. Please get yourself educated on this matter. These movie stars don’t really care. They have houses in other countries & can move there if they choose.

  406. 406
    fran Says:

    A vote for Obama would mean our day to day lives would improve tremendously. Don’t know how well he’d do dealing with foreign powers but I believe he would do better than McCain at tackling the problems most Americans have — jobs, education, healthcare and anything that affects families. Just believe he’ll have more energy and determination than McCain who is pretty old and might get tired.

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    Linda Says:

    Hey Matt:
    Be careful what comes out of your crazy mouth. You’re starting to look more and more like Tom Cruise, and you see where his career is.
    You Hollywood a—holes should stick to what you do best, play pretend and leave the important things in life to professionals. By the way, I hope you’re wife is proud of your stupid comments.

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    Out sider Says:

    @ Original jpf
    Obama may have plans to do things but where is he going to get the money to carry them out?
    His take of cutting taxes is bull, he can’t cut taxes for the working class and increase large corporation because the economy will get worse.

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    LENI Says:

    Actors stick to acting. I hate Matt and will not watch any movie he’s in again. NEVER

    GO McCAIN/PALIN You will bring CHANGE

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    wayne Says:

    I think he is Arrogant…he should keep his mouth shut.

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    Kiki Says:

    Matt Damon, a young man of great wisdom and intelligence, just took the words out of my mouth and out of the mouths of 98% of the people who have crossed my path.

    Over a period of the past four months, hypocrit John McCain has sold his soul to the devil aspect of the Republican Party. Maybe he sold it along ago and has only recently lifted the mask to reveal the real John McCain, Master Hypocrit!!!!

    Obama-Biden ’08!

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    @#333/John Says:

    wow, john working curse words into your responses is extremely effective and doesn’t make you seem like a piece of trash at all. i totally feel your qualified for debate.

    you say you’re a “vet” eh? kinda hard to believe, seeing that involves mass amounts of studying and you can’t even read a post well enough to know your own question was answered and useless. i didn’t say anyone other then celebrities.. who are out of touch with mass america should keep their opinions to themselves. actually you wrote “i work in vet” so i really have no idea what that means :/ do you like crawl into a veterinarian or something?

    i simply believe that for people in such public positions, who have influence over very easily influenced people should keep their political issues to themselves. as most people used to actually do. i remember as a child, my parents didn’t discuss who they were voting for.. it was private. if one wishes to endorse a certain person fine, but then they should at least have valid reason for doing so. most of the people voting for obama probably don’t even know why. it’s lots of times because he’s not mccain or some celeb tells them they should. really tho, whenever i ask someone why they’re voting for obama they give some ignorant response such as: “republicans suck” “it’s time for change”. what change and why do republicans suck?

    celebrities live in another world and i’m sure a mass of the political info they spout of comes from someone who works for them so they sound informed. they have no idea how the average(and mass) american lives and should keep their voices to what they’re good at.

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    hmm Says:

    why has jared not done a post on what obama said about palin and how “you can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig”? it’s been all over the news. guess jared, along with many other celeb woshipers, has his lips on obamas a*s.

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    Ava Says:

    Wow, I just lost respect and will no longer be supporting you, Matt. I agree with #410. It’s like, who the hell do you think you are? After you finishing up your litte sexiest, degrading, rant and this woman, you are going to go home to your bartender wife, who you probably emotionally abuse every chance you get; and go sleep in your million dollar house. I’d like to see you talk down the PRIME MINISTER, because in my book, being a mom is the hardest thing a person can do. The democrats control people just as much as the Republican’s. They are politicans, they all lie! Matt Damon, thank you for allowing me to see your true character, I’m not going to lie, I see your next movie bombing. lol

  415. 415
    m Says:

    celebritys are people too retards they just work for there money
    and you know hes right about mccain not gonna probably go through a whole year and also he is working with bush if he or her is president the whole worlds f*cked im sorry im the only one that want all the innocent troups back home not there dying for oil for loser bush
    u guys are bunch of losers and are a racist because u all don’t know a thing about politics u see a white hair old guy and say oh he the next president cause he’s white basically u are a bunch of racist

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    Come on, people Says:

    I’m concerned that everybody is hating these candidates so badly. What if Obama wins? What will you do? Jump off a cliff or try to shoot him? What if McCain wins? Will you continue to go against him every step of the way and keep talking about the results of the election?

    One of these men will become our president. People need to realize that if they don’t get the results they are hoping for, it’s not the end of the world.

    Let us support our president whoever he is. Both men seem like good choices, especially when compared to George Bush.

  417. 417
    Alex Says:

    You mean as opposed to Obama who we know little about except for his ties to convicted terrorists and corrupt businessmen and stance against guns?

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    Postwatcher Says:

    Matt Damon is a p rick

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    voe Says:

    Uoe c., you’re right on target.

    If any one thinks that a new president will fix the foreclosure mess, the economy, the war in Iraq, the person is naive and really should not be voting.

    Obama does not have any talent other than giving rhetoric speeches. There are millions of lawyers in America, many put themselves through school. His is not extraordinary accomplishment. I think he’s quite arrogant to pen or authorize two bios. He’ll be nothing but mere puppet. Soon he’ll kowtow to all special interest groups just like Clinton.

    For those who believe that Obama will make our lives better, please take a step back and think. He is not going to be able to make our lives better because only we can make our lives better. Any government bail out is done with our tax money. So if Obama doesn’t raise tax, where would he get the money to bail us out? From his bank account? Or his backers’? I doubt it. Whatever we want will be coming out of our tax dollars.

    It’ll be interesting to see how Obama try to not selling out his ‘brothers’ once he’s become president. Can’t wait to hear the jokes the brother comedians make of him.

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    Postwatcher Says:

    Foreclosure mess?

    Don’t buy a house you cannot afford. People who purchased 3000+ square foot homes they could not afford, just to show off, should not be bailed out!!!!!

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    California granny Says:

    Matt Damon is a U.S. citizen, he reads, he pays attention to what is going on in our country, he pays taxes, he is a responsible American adult with a family. Ergo, he has the same right as every other citizen (no matter what kind of work he does) to express his opinion. If people don’t believe in the First Amendment of our Constitution, perhaps they are the ones who shouldn’t be commenting on political candidates.

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    Orchid Says:

    403 lylian @ 09/10/2008 at 9:17 pm
    ——-
    How can Matt Damon say Sarah Palin is totally absurd if he doesn’t know anything about her, lylian???

    If he said, ‘I have been reading up on Sarah Palin, and I think she’s totally absurd,’ I would have said I disagree but he is entitled to his opinion. Now I think he is a male chauvenist pig!

  423. 423
    good for them Says:

    Matt is just another Hollywood population that supports Omaba because Obama promises to give them tax cut.
    Why don’t Hollywood people do a campaign among themselves, donating their own money to save the America’s economy? Each of them can at least chip in 1 million and that would be enough for the poor Americans to live until the rest of their lives.
    Matt should have talked about that instead of being threaten by the fact that woman can be a president.

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    voe Says:

    Ms Gunn,

    Where in America a girl is raped every six second? I live in America too and yet I haven’t heard or seen such statistic on the news. Nor have I read it in Time, Newsweek, etc.

    Even if this were true, are you saying this is the president’s fault? What about the girl’s parents, the rapist and his parents? Aren’t they at fault? If you would go on my space and check the girls on there out, you’ll see them posing in various provocative poses, quite under-dressed, looking 12, 13, under 18 but claiming on their profile that they are 18, 19. Is the government making them do this?

    And do you think that you can let your daughter run amok, in a dark alley at night like Team LaraCroft’s hypothetical daughter and expect the president to protect her from hormone raging men, you are in for a rude awakening.

    And if you are kind, compassionate, why then an innocent embryo not be allow the chance to live? I am not against abortion at all, but your argument against Palin, or implicit argument, doesn’t hold.

    And please don’t tell non American to leave American politic to Americans. Orchid is right. We have been meddling in other countries’ politic, we can’t tell others to not do the same.

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    I spy Says:

    To say that Matt should shut up and talk about what he knows (acting) is Stupid. Does that mean that we should all shut up and only talk about what we know or do from 9-5? No.

    He’s a tax payer…I’m a tax payer. We all have the right to voice our opinion. Whether it’s on camera (because a journalist asked him) or if someone bothers to ask you while at the water cooler.
    Hey, what about the regular Joe’s on the street who get approached by news journalist for their opinions? Should they shut up and only stick to commenting about what they “know”. NO!!

  426. 426
    voe Says:

    Good points lavagirl and Orchid.

    Generally, more women can rise up to challenges than men. I must admit though, generally, men are more suited for politic (whether in DC or at corporate offices) as they can leave emotions at home.

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    lmao Says:

    More Votes for Obama

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    voe Says:

    Just because a person goes to Harvard does not mean he’s smart or knows politic.

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    milal Says:

    i liked matt damon before, but i love him now

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    eddie jones Says:

    theres just something about actors and their politics that don’t play well with me, and im sure it doesn’t play well with others. Regardless the political views people have, it’s common sense to keep it to yourself because usually you end up in a fight over it. When these ‘celebs’ and actors decide to speak out about their politics, the people speak by not attending their movies and throwing the dvd’s in the garbage.

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    grand rapids Says:

    Hey Matt….off topic but….. I thought your last Bourne movie was absolute s h i t!

    Made me physically nauseous watching it. I had to close my eyes for most of the movie.

    It was like watching a bad homemade video movie.

    What the ******* was up with your camera people?

    Oh and by the way….I can’t say “stick to movies” unfortunately because your last Bourne one was such a heap of s hit.

    So you probably do need a change of career but do your homework before you start spouting politics. Ya fool!

  432. 432
    STICK TO MOVIES DUMSH*T Says:

    What a dumba$$!!! People as dumb as Matt Damon should be MUTE

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    pp Says:

    For those mocking Matt D’s ignorance in referring to Valdimir Putin, perhaps instead it is you showing the real ignorance!
    He didn’t actually refer to Putin as the President of Russia and as anyone who knows anything about Russian politics, it has been widely acknowledged that Putin is still really the man in charge! i.e. shaping policy.
    Medevev is a close ally of Putin, & was actually hand-picked by Putin to follow him.
    Medevev’s first act (on his very first day!) as President was to install Putin as Prime Minister, the previous one having just been conveniently sacked! Smacks of ‘I’ll get you in as President so long as you install me as PM’!
    Medevev has publickly acknowledged that they will work in tandem to rule Russia!
    Pundits have raised the possibility of Putin re-running for President again – which is possible, given his ennormous approval rating in Russia!
    Some info in support from The Guardian, a respected UK paper:

    Before the vote, Medvedev told the duma he was proposing Putin for the prime minister’s job, adding that “Vladimir Vladimirovich” needed no introduction. “I think nobody doubts that our tandem, our co-operation will only strengthen,” Medvedev said. Putin would “play a key role” in implementing policy, he said.
    Medvedev also lauded Putin’s hawkish policies towards the west during his eight years as president. “We know that great changes have taken place in respect of Russia’s role on the international stage. Russia is once again internationally respected,” he said.
    Political analysts are not clear as to whether Putin intends to return as president in 2012 – after serving a four-year stint as prime minister. They agree, however, that he is likely to remain the dominant figure in Russian politics, with Medvedev a junior partner.

    So I agree with Matt – if Sarah Palin ends up as President, she will be dealing with a very much present and ‘hawkish’ Putin!

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    mary Says:

    Ms Gunn @ 09/10/2008 at 5:10 pm

    very good! you spent a great of time comparing obama’s experience with that of sarah palin’s. except for one small problem. obama is running for president against john mccain NOT sarah palin. you do remember john mccain. or perhaps you haven’t forgotten. you’re more than likely afraid to compare obama’s experience with that of john mccain’s. could it be because when you compare obama’s experience with that of mccain’s you discovered what we already know. barack obama has none compared to mccain.

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    Saywhat? Says:

    Sara @ 09/10/2008 at 8:43 pm I say americans should vote for McCain, the rest of the world is waiting for your dumb asses to do so then watch you ***** about it in 4yrs time

    ***********************
    My country, ’tis of thee,

    Sweet land of liberty,

    Of thee I sing;

    Land where my fathers died,

    Land of the pilgrims’ pride,

    From every mountainside

    Let freedom ring!

    ***************************************
    Europeans are the biggest racists!!!!
    England: Racism against Moslems and Blacks
    France: Racism against Moslems and Blacks
    Germany: Racism against Moslems and Blacks
    I just named the three strongest countiies in Europe.

    Middle East: Like to burn little girls in school

    Pakistan: Like to throw acid on girls and young women

    Thailand: Like to pimp out their children

    Sudan: Like to kill their people

    Congo: Like to kill their people.

    I can go on and on.

    THE WORLD IS MESSED UP! I CHOSE AMERICA!

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    kit gloves Says:

    When did it become wrong to criticize a candidate for office. Is Palin to be treated differently because she is a woman? If Palin is going to be respected like any other person running than she needs to be able to take what others take. Damon is making a judgment on her just like he would make a judgment of a male. There is no Male Chauvinism here.

    STOP TREATING PALIN WITH KIT GLOVES.

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    jesse Says:

    first of all, all you people out there saying these actors need to stay out of politics…they have just as much of a right to voice their opinion about who they want as president…they are citizens of this country as well as whoever becomes president effects everyone…i don’t get how some of you feel just because they celebrities they dont deserve to have an opinion…discriminating against them because of the job they have…give me a freaking break…i don’t have a problem with anyone voicing their opinion especially celebrities because they too are citizens of this country and have a right to vote as well being a celebrity should not negate them from having this right

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    what the heck Says:

    another hollywood celebritiy heard from. like the rest of us really give a damn what this liberals think. you know what; the more these people attack sarah palin the more i like her. this is one formerly undecided voter is now going to vote republican. if for no other reason that to put an end to this business of hollywood celebrities setting policy for the rest of america.

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    @420 Says:

    amen!

    people need to be responsible for themselves. you’re not suuposed to get something for nothing and should live within your means!

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    pp Says:

    #414 Ava:
    Just how is Matt D being sexist? By calling her a ‘hockey mom?’ But isn’t that what she called herself? So she can use it to make herself appeal to the American public as someone real they can relate to, but as soon as anyone else uses the phrase, they are being sexist??? What the???

    #438 What the heck
    Wow! voting for McCain/Palin on those grounds is really intelligent!

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    Karen Says:

    Obama’s experience is limited to a single term in the senate, half of which will be spent running for President. And if something happens to McCain and Palin becomes president then she will have the experience of Vice President before becoming President so she’ll be more experienced then Obama. I would rather have an inexperienced vice-president then an inexperienced president!

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    Katarina Says:

    Oh my God all of you pro-Palin people are INSANE. She has NO experience people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zero international experience. The first person on the history of the ticket to have zero experience. She’s an idiot. Just like all of you who know NOTHING about the world . Your idea of a vacation is probably driving to Disneyworld for a week with your 4 fat, stupid kids. White trash America. It’s all so embarrassing. Vote for McCain, go ahead. Then when he drops dead, you’ll be left with a wacko 44 yr old woman with NO brain & 5 kids. And we’ll all get bombed to high hell. And you can look in the mirror and realize, “it’s my fault, I voted for this person.” Especially YOU Kit. F-ing idiots, all of you, have you ever even LEFT this country? Do u know anything about politics?

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    this guy sucks. Says:

    sarah palin and john mccain are disgusting. **** the republicans. everyone talks about how much bush sucks…go google image the pictures of bush and mccain hugging…another republican dip **** in office is just another 4 year extension to the bush presidency.

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    this guy sucks. Says:

    sarah palin and john mccain are disgusting. **** the republicans. everyone talks about how much bush sucks…go google image the pictures of bush and mccain hugging…another republican dip **** in office is just another 4 year extension to the bush presidency.

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    gloria Says:

    So true Karen! It is amazing the fear that is spreading through the Obama campaign at this time, what should be an in-the-bag election is anything but, why? because people aren’t stupid they can see that Obama has been running for president since his keynote at the 2004 DNC. This man has no experience, just lots of bombastic pie-in-the-sky-I’ll buy everyone a unicorn-dreams, he is all things to all men. This is between Obama and McCain and Palin is the punching bag because Obama can’t hold a candle to McCain, who has fought for change and crossed party lines even at political risk to himself, who the hell has Obama stood up to?, no record, look at his record, it is shocking the things he is for, he and Biden are both trained lawyers, people get ready– Communism is coming. I’m half black but even the possibility at history can’t make me deny my conscience

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    anon Says:

    Wow. I think those of you who say that matt should not say anything are more dangerous than communists. Matt and every American enjoy the freedom to say whatever they want about any candidate. So what if he’s a celebrity? If Bill Gates said the same thing whould it be any different because he’s the founder of Microsoft?

    Palin is the one who slammed community leaders in America and compared other woment like herself as pittbulls. She’s the wrong woman. McCain could have has his pick of women Republicans but he chose her much to the dismay of the GOP (from a trusted insider). They are not happy with McCain and the road he’s taking this party. he’s not Reagan and for modern GOP’ers that’s the standard.

    Damon is a Harvard man and those people tend to stick together.

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    anon Says:

    Wow. I think those of you who say that matt should not say anything are more dangerous than communists. Matt and every American enjoy the freedom to say whatever they want about any candidate. So what if he’s a celebrity? If Bill Gates said the same thing whould it be any different because he’s the founder of Microsoft?

    Palin is the one who slammed community leaders in America and compared other woment like herself as pittbulls. She’s the wrong woman. McCain could have has his pick of women Republicans but he chose her much to the dismay of the GOP (from a trusted insider). They are not happy with McCain and the road he’s taking this party. he’s not Reagan and for modern GOP’ers that’s the standard.

    Damon is a Harvard man and those people tend to stick together.

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    nk Says:

    Matt, please teach Chase few things about politics and 40% of the ignorant SP supporters in the U.S.

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    Orchid Says:

    lylian @ 09/10/2008 at 9:17 pm

    She opts to take on a job which will require far more work, far more travel away from her family when she still has 3 children under the age of 12, including one baby – a special needs baby.
    I think she has two kids under 12, including the special needs baby.

    And of course, a daughter who is all of 17, approaching mother hood and in need of guidance from her own mother, not some grandmother or aunty. No doubt that’s where she will end up getting guidance from.
    If they win, her workplace (the WH) is probably closer to where they live (the Veep residence) compared to in Alaska. If her pregnant daughter chooses to stay in Alaska, then she has the large extended family to support her, and she is planning to marry her bf anyway.

    No, I’m not asking these questions because Sarah Palin is a woman. I would ask this question if Sarah Palin was Sean Palin. Because parenting and family values are important to me.
    I think every woman is entitled to do what she chooses to do!

    You really have to ask “Is Sarah Palin a hypocrite? Is the republican party a party of hypocrites?”
    There are hypocrites in both parties.

    Yes, some of you are saying, what’s wrong with Sarah (or if it were a man, Sean) Palin taking on the role of VP. More power to women.
    Yes, more power to women. I think there should be MORE women in power. I don’t think much of many male leaders! I believe women have better judgement. As they say, behind every successful man, there’s a woman.

    If this were another celebrity, if this were say Angelina Jolie, some of you would be busy pointing an accusatory finger at her and how she doesn’t love or care for her kids – even though her work is far more flexible,…
    I wouldn’t! In fact, I’d be pleasantly surprised if Angie decides to hire an excellent nanny for every child, and then goes back to make nice movies. After all, I like her because of her movies. I’m sure she loves her kids whatever she decides to do.

    …far more accommodating to having children in the work place then a meeting of the chief of staff, chief of the airforce and so on.
    Sarah Palin is already doing the kind of job that requires her meeting with all kinds of people, and don’t forget, she is not running for the top job. Please, don’t tell me you’re another one who thinks, if they win, McCain will die in office. He has excellent doctors and his mom is 96! Nobody knows when they’ll go.

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    DG Says:

    In a recent questionnaire to the Eagle Forum (a national women’s Christian political advocacy organization), Sarah Palin said that she supported the inclusion of the phrase “under God” in the U.S. Pledge Allegiance, and that she would fight to defend its inclusion as it was written by our founding fathers!!! Seriously, she said that, what a dumb*ss!

    Why do Republicans and Christians have such a grossly inaccurate perception of the early history of the founding of our country. The “under God” phrase was added in the 1950s and the Pledge of Allegiance was written in the middle of the 1800s. And for the 1,000th time, the founding fathers did not found the U.S. to be a Christian nation. The great majority of them were adamantly against the establishment of a national religion, and for the complete separation of church and state. And many of them (educated, reasonable men of their time) were secularists or atheists. That’s why it’s freedom of religion is written in our Constitution! Unless George W. Bush has managed to delete that as well.

    And now this academic underachiever, civically unaware “Hockey Mom” is on the Republican ticket to be Vice-President!?!?

    And on her experience; I’ve lived in apartment buildings with more people in them than Wasilla, Alaska. Gee maybe the presidents of homeowner associations should be considered as U.S. Senate candidates.

    Barack Obama is in his second term as a U.S. Senator after serving as a State Senator, representing a Chicago district whose population size probably reviles that of the entire state of Alaska. He’s been on the Senate Foreign Affairs committee. He’s taught Constitutional Law in one of the most respected law schools in our country. He’s developed thoughtful policies to nearly every problem currently facing our nation. He’s been under the microscope for nearly a full year, having every comment, every vote, every position, every part of his life examined, discussed and vetted at length. And through that process he’s secured the nomination of his party to run for President.

    Sarah Palin was plucked from near political obscurity and announced as McCain’s running-mate. Then sequestered for five days to practice her speech for their convention. Since then only public cheerleading speeches with McCain: no press interviews, no questions, no answers. It’s truly pathetic.

    Look at all of these badly written, misspelled, grammatically incorrect postings on this or any site with comment posting abilities, and without fail, the communicatively challenged profess fealty to the Republican party and their Christian faith and attack Democrats and say hateful things, without any real discussion of the problems we face and how their side proposes we address them.

    It’s no wonder that the Republican Party underfunds and attempts to hinder public education and also supports tax credits and vouchers for home schooling. It’s clear this is what helps to create a great portion of their political base.

    And when you morons compare Sarah Palin’s political experience to Barack Obama’s, no one with any real political savvy is listening to you. You’re disempowering yourself by writing and speaking so stupidly.

    And Matt Damon (who isn’t just an actor, but also a writer, producer, director and social rights activist) is free to exercise his free speech rights. Just as you’re free to disagree with him. He just sounds a lot more enlightened and articulate when he does it.

    And he’s hot!

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    Katarina Says:

    The stupidity on here scares me to death.

    1. Matt Damon went to Harvard.
    2. He’s VERY well educated in Politics, more so than any of us JustJared idiots.
    3. All his points are valid. None are partisan based.

    This is not about her being a woman. Or a Republican. She’s plum crazy with zero international experience! And that idiot who said she’s more experienced than Biden & Obama combined? WTF? And I am faster than Lance Armstrong on a bike. You’re all making this up! Don’t vote just because she’s a woman, or because he’s a black man. Vote for the most intelligent person who can manage WWIII.

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    good for them Says:

    What Americans complain about tax?
    I am Canadian and I have paid 15 % of tax for goods and services until recently it has been decreased to 13%. Not to mention other kinds of tax like property tax, income tax..etc, it seems like life is about death and taxes only.
    But I agree that the rich should be taxed a lot more because that is one way to distribute the wealth evenly in our society. If the government uses taxes for health care, education, infrastructures, public services, enviroment issues, etc..everyone has to be taxed bracketly according to the level of income.

    I am glad that we in Canada has a good health care system which is funded by the tax dollars.
    The Democrats, namely Bill Clinton was making a lot of fuss about the ” universal health care system”, making a lot of promises to Americans but in 8 years long he was in presidency he did not do a single thing.
    Basically, Bill Clinton was just there sitting, eating and spending money which had been left for him from the Republicans ( Senior Bush and Donald Reagan )
    All he did was having affair with Monica Lewisky, which made headline worldwide!
    Bill Clinton simply played deaf ears to whatever was going on in terms of national security. He let those who have been against America growing sharp teeth, claws, paws, cells becoming big giants. And those giants did rise up and attacked Americans in year Sept. 2001.
    So if American troops are out of Iraq, America can expected to be more vunnerable to many things from economy and national security.

    The downturn of economy is just an anticipation to the economic cycle naturally. The booming period does not last forever. It was good few years ago because of increased national income, savings from the Republicans prior to Bill Clinton time. And when Clinton was in the White House he spent it all and let inflation occur in house pricing.
    Junior Bush took presidency with many holes in different places to be filled up and he has tried different ways. One of his way is to send troops to Iraq to secure American power and protect its interests in other foreign countries. It is the way it is supposed to be because it is American foreign policy ever since.

    It will be absurd to have Obama, an Democrat who promises to save America because he can’t do it even with magics.
    He can’t withdraw troops out of Iraq because it will be an insult to America military families and for sure America will miss the opportunity for the ” gold mines”
    He can’t cut tax when the goverment spending budget is in deficit. Where does he get funds to turn the economic around, to provide health care, to build infrastructures?
    Without income all of those things are impossible to be done.
    Therefore, their mission in Iraq has to be continued because the livelihood of America depends on that.
    It may sound blunt but it is the truth.

    As for Matt, when the economy is not doing well. I don’t think people want to go to see Hollywood movies because they have to take care of their stomach first. Hollywood actors and actresses are overpaid and they should be taxed a lot and a lot more.
    If Obama says he is going to tax those Hollywood people more, see if any of them are going to support him.

    Americans should be united and patient in the time of crisis, Make a wise decision.

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    lylian Says:

    Sara @ 09/10/2008 at 8:43 pm

    As a woman I am appalled and disgusted by the women or people who will vote solely on that issue. Listen to what Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin has to offer rather than vote because Obama is black, or Palin is a woman or McCain is a veteran. Those are not qualifications and they will not give your child a future.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Now this is absolutely true. Listen to what these people say they want to do for the economy, for your education, for your future.

    America’s economy is in a MESS right now and Bill Clinton, for all his faults, got this one right 16 years ago.

    It’s the economy stupid.

    Many years ago Deng Hsiao Ping said, Black cat, white cat (and he might have added Tom Cat, She cat), what do I care as long as it catches mice??

    More than 40 million americans have no health care. More than half had INADEQUATE healthcare. Last year, people magazine ran a story that told of how an American, lower middle class man, had to go to India for major heart surgery coz he couldn’t afford it in America and couldn’t afford to wait till he could get the surgery he could afford in America.

    No where else in the developed world does a man, in urgent need of heart surgery, need to travel abroad. We aren’t talking nips and tucks here.

    What happened to the economic fiasco which is America today. How did a budget surplus carefully built up by Clinton’s admin get PI SS ED into the a black hole called Iraq? america has spent and will continue to spend more on Iraq then the 300 billion expected required to bail out Fannie and Freddie.

    And please, don’t blame Alan Greenspan. He expressed his reservations about some of those tax cuts which Bush wanted to implement and suggested that America had to paydown its debts.

    Now, I’m not necessarily advocating that the military be removed from Iraq. However, is tax cuts the way to go? If you want to give the economy a boost, you should perhaps cut taxes of the poor to middle class. They have fewer non discretionary items to spend money on. ie, a bigger percentage of the budget goes towards necessities like FOOD, housing, education. Might that not be better for the nation as a whole?

    And may be just may be, America is going to have to consider tax increases. How do you think your budget deficit is being funded?? By foreigners buying American bonds, treasury papers etc.

    But Who is going to buy american paper, bonds, dollars when America’s government is in debt. You can print more paper but it doesn’t mean that people like me are stupid enough to buy the paper. Why would I buy American bonds if I think that the American $$ is going to fall viz and viz my own $$.

    Watch out, the day will come when people like me, when other goverements reject American bonds. Then what?? Well, I’ll tell you what. To make it worth the risk, America is going to have to increase the interest it pays on the government bonds and treasury bills etc. This will increase the cost of funds to all Americans. What will that do to your economy?

    am I happy? Am I looking for schadenfreude? Hell no. I’m sad. I have many wonderful american friends. Its just that American’s are focussed on whether Obama might have once been a muslim or Sarah Palin is a woman. Not on substance, not on what really counts. Yet 4 years from now, if all you can talk about are tax cuts, your American $$ is going to fall further and your interest rates are going to go up. Just do the reading.

    Now how does this relate to what I’ve said about Sarah? I don’t think Sarah Palin and a man who chose Sarah Palin to be his VP, a team who are hypocritical as they are ambitious are going to do the difficult of work of making America great again. That’s why I care about values. Margaret Thatcher Sarah Palin and John Mc are NOT.

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    kim Says:

    Matt Damon is an idiot! His ego is a bit large by thinking anyone would care what he thinks. He even says that he doesn’t know anything about her!?! Well Matt, how about shutting your mouth and educate yourself about her. Sheesh.

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    lana Says:

    I’m registered as a Democrat but I’m sooo votin for McCain and Palin!!

    i like you Matt D but please just STFU!!!

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    bet betty Says:

    One simple question for Matt:

    Mrs. Clinton is well-known, how is that any advantage for her?

    Quit disguise your libral view — which is true cause.

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    lylian Says:

    lana @ 09/10/2008 at 11:06 pm

    I’m registered as a Democrat but I’m sooo votin for McCain and Palin!!

    i like you Matt D but please just STFU!!!

    >>>>>>>>>>

    Why? Because you are disgusted by Matt D? Because you think poor Sarah Palin?

    or because you think Obama can’t lead? or because you think his economic plan is going to cause bigger problems for the country? or because yout hink it would be great to see a woman with no international experience to speak of as VP and possibly president and it going to be able to help break the deadlock in palestine, build bridges with muslims, manage the intricacies of european politics and the rise of China, and India as world powers?

    Why?

    I don’t have a problem if you think John and Sarah have better answers then Obama and Biden. Perhaps they do. BUT if this is knee jerk to criticisms of Sarah then all I can say is:

    You deserve the mess your country is in right now. And yes, it is in a mess. And if you lose your job, find your business closing down, you deserve it too. Because you make your choices not by thinking rationally about policies but by a knee jerk reaction.

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    jen Says:

    I love you Matt Damon… Couldnt have said it better! Amen to that!

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    haha Says:

    dayuuuum look at all the republicans getting their ******* in a bundle, you just hate hearing the truth huh? i dont really like matt damon, but my god is he right.

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    sweetpea Says:

    I believe Matt is a very smart guy. Most people in the show business have the same rights to vote and have opinions about politics. yes their job is to give us great entertainment and look pretty so they can inspire us all to look the same. With that said, they have global access. Their messages will get out to the WORLD because they are celebrities. And our children look up to them. and they should speak their minds and exert their political opinions whenever and wherever they so choose. I think it is refreshing to see an actor who will take interest in the real world and let us know that they are part of us. Not just on the big screen.

    I am a woman. I will be more than happy to see a woman runs the White House. But it has to be the “right” woman. No matter how much this world has changed, women might only get one chance at this and if it is not done right, we probably won’t get another chance.

    when a man acts tough, he is the big guy, tough guy. when a woman acts tough, she’s a pitbull with lipstick? Come on now. If she had stopped at pitbull, I might be able to overlook it as her self deprecating humor. But she had taken us a few steps backwards.

    How can Matt Damon dislike Palin when he knows nothing about her? That’s hilarious. She wants to run our country and decides how much I have to pay for a gallon of gas and how much my grocery bill will go up, you damn right I want to know WHO SHE IS down to the brand name of her lipsticks. You bet your sweet arses, my friend! Are you guys for real????

    You are right, we should just stick with celeb news in here because some of you obviously have no clue what is in stake for this country.

    Jared, thanks for posting Matt’s video, keep up the good work.

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    Tom Says:

    Spot-on, Matt! Palin is a disgrace and a disaster in waiting. Of course, we wouldn’t know because she’s is being prevented from speaking. But this will NOT last. When she debates Biden, she will fail miserably. No teleprompter and no script. I hope Biden destroys her. I want her reduced to a quivering puddle of tears. I’ll sit back while it is replayed endlessly on my tee-vee.

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    idealskeptic Says:

    I’m glad Matt Damon said this. I actually have a newfound respect for him. And I agree with everything he said.

    Palin would take away my right to choose in more ways than just having babies. She wanted to ban books in her town’s library, so apparently I’m not intelligent enough to choose reading material either. She wants to push abstinence instead of sex ed, lot of good that did her family.

    Nope, I’d be compromising myself way too much to support her.

    And I don’t even like Obama. I’m basing my vote entirely on the VP candidates and Biden wins hands done. Pro-choice Catholic, after all.

    And Matt Damon has as much right to state who he supports or doesn’t as the tens of thousands of bloggers who spread rumors, hate, and their own insignificant opinions.

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    sweetpea Says:

    #452 good for them,

    You are right, the Canadians have a great health care system. And you tax system sucks. I have families who are Canadian citizens and living in Canada.

    But you are wrong about Bill Clinton. When Clinton took office as President, there was a deficit. He left the office with a surplus and the second Bush took us to a historic deficit.

    I agree with some of your thinking and theory but not others. it is nice to see a point of view from an outsider. Thanks.

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    Trace Says:

    Katarina @ 09/10/2008 at 10:47 pm

    Oh my God all of you pro-Palin people are INSANE. She has NO experience people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zero international experience. The first person on the history of the ticket to have zero experience. She’s an idiot. Just like all of you who know NOTHING about the world . Your idea of a vacation is probably driving to Disneyworld for a week with your 4 fat, stupid kids. White trash America. It’s all so embarrassing. Vote for McCain, go ahead. Then when he drops dead, you’ll be left with a wacko 44 yr old woman with NO brain & 5 kids. And we’ll all get bombed to high hell. And you can look in the mirror and realize, “it’s my fault, I voted for this person.” Especially YOU Kit. F-ing idiots, all of you, have you ever even LEFT this country? Do u know anything about politics?

    ******************************************************************************

    Katarina – I totally agree with you! I am just shocked at the narrowmindedness and ignorance of the people on this board who are defending Palin. Frankly, she may be a decent woman, but she knows nothing of the world beyond Alaska! Heck, I read that she just recently got her passport. C’mon, the woman has not traveled and is not worldly. We live in a global community today, but so much of the US population is still completely ethnocentric. This is why the rest of the world has such a negative impression of us. And to those who say, “who the f*ck cares what they think?” need to get a clue. Our country is being surpassed in so many areas such as education and healthcare compared to other countries. If we continue on our current path, we are on our way to no longer being a superpower. The US is made up of more minority populations today from multiple cultures, backgrounds and races than ever before. Don’t tell me Sarah Palin understands the needs of these populations?! She is the wrong choice for McCain. She does not have the knowledge to represent the vast diversity that is the current day United States of America. Even though I’m voting for Obama, I can live with McCain being president. Sarah Palin as president, however, scares the sh*t out of me!

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    what the heck Says:

    to pp @ 09/10/2008 at 10:40 pm

    i could add that obama’s experience is no where near that of mccain’s. yes i know the man is black and i therefore am supposed to vote for him because of that. god forbid that anyone should actually question whether saint obama actually has what it takes to lead this nation. sorry, but from where i stand obama has neither proven that he has the ability to lead this nation; nor has he proven that he has the ability to be commander in chief of the united states military..
    oh and i would trust a cobra in rat’s nest before i would trust anything obama says or does.

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    Saolao Says:

    I like Matt Damon as an actor and I respect his opinion (everyone’s entitled to one, right)? However, I can’t take the celebrity votes seriously given that most (not all but most) are far removed from the life of the average American. Sorry Matt! I see little difference b/w Palin and Obama’s level of experience. In the case of Obama, if he wins, he goes straight to the presidential seat. I am looking forward to the debates!!!

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    you don't get it Says:

    You are SO wrong.. Obama is not giving movie stars tax cuts.. that would be McCain with his love of rich people..

    Obama will give you and I a tax cut and tax the movies stars a hell of a lot more.. and the movies stars are screaming DO IT.. they know they make a ridiculous amount of money.. they know they can afford to pay more in taxes (except Wesley Snipes apparently).

    If you make less than 250,000 a year..Obama is giving you a tax cut and will ask more from people making more.

    He will also give small business a break.. and tax the hell out big business’ that take jobs away from us to say Mexico or India.. and a special tax break for those who create jobs here in the US.. Mc Cain does the opposite.

    So lower taxes for regular folk and more jobs.. Obama Biden 08

    _________________________________________
    good for them @ 09/10/2008 at 10:04 pm

    Matt is just another Hollywood population that supports Omaba because Obama promises to give them tax cut.
    Why don’t Hollywood people do a campaign among themselves, donating their own money to save the America’s economy? Each of them can at least chip in 1 million and that would be enough for the poor Americans to live until the rest of their lives.
    Matt should have talked about that instead of being threaten by the fact that woman can be a president.

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    lulu Says:

    Americans, please vote for someone who can help the economy , American Economy is equal to World Economy .!!!

  469. 469
    jAN Says:

    Matt Damon is not qualified to judge Sarah. Why Hollywood believes having a lucky break in a few movies gives an actor a right to choose who runs this country for the rest of the nation is ridiculous. Obama has been connected with 2 faiths in his life and both have little respect for WOMEN, none for white people, and both HATE gays. Does Matt think Obama’s background has not affected his beliefs??? Obama did not choose Hillary as his running mate knowing well she got more votes than he did himself but her Michigan and Florida did not count due to the old world white men of the democratic parties’ rules. They helped him steal the nomination from a WOMAN and he had to pay them back with the Biden selection. I and many others would have voted for Hillary and am now voting McCain..

  470. 470
    Steph Says:

    He makes me want to cling to a gun and bible right now..Go Sarah! some men just like to keep women as their personal baby-making bartender, nothing more

  471. 471
    Monica Says:

    sarah palin may be a woman, but her ideas about women’s right are TOTALLY against what I believe in. She also seems really arrogant.

    Although Matt could’ve been a little more polite with his criticism I think he’s saying what everyone else is thinking: this chick is bonkers!

    obama-biden for 1 term, yessss!

  472. 472
    Faye88 Says:

    gloria @ 09/10/2008 at 10:49 pm
    ********************************
    Palin set herself up to be a punching bag when she designated herself at the RNC to be the attack dog for John McCain. If you are going to throw punches, then expect some punches back.

    One of the reasons John Kerry lost the presidential election was because the Republicans successfully labeled him a flip-flopper. Well…Sarah Palin is…a flip-flopper.

    Case in point…the infamous “bridge to nowhere.” She keeps repeating that she said “Thanks, but no thanks” on that $253 million
    pork-barrel project. Giving people the impression that she saved taxpayers a whole bucket of money. Nope! As late as 2006 she supported it and said publicly that she wasn’t going to stand in the way of progress. She even wore T-shirts bearing the slogan “I’m from Nowhere, Alaska” to show her support. Well…when Congress pulled the plug, then that’s when she said “Thanks, but no thanks.” Unfortunately for US taxpayers the money was illegally redirected and Alaska ended up with the entire $253 million for another project.

    Palin a crusader against pork-barrel spending???? Hmmm…as governor she sought $750 million in earmarks. As mayor of Wasila she hired the city’s first lobbyist and received $27 million in earmarks.
    She seemed perfectly happy with pork-barrel projects when it suited her needs.

    So much for being a straight shooter.

  473. 473
    vwoman Says:

    Obama has been a senator how long? I believe 143 days he has been Senator. Give me a break! I believe everyone should be finding out everything they can about both candidates before making a statement such as this.

  474. 474
    A REALIST Says:

    It is absurd to have this woman a heartbeat from the presidency, if McCain sucessfully steals the election.

    All we know about Palin is, SHE IS A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, SHE IS MEAN-SPIRITED, AND SHE IS NASTY.

  475. 475
    Sarah is scary..wake up people Says:

    Sarah is scary.

    She was for the Bridge to Nowhere..campaigned for it and then when it became an albatross was suddenly against it..but kept the money for it.

    She has mismanaged Alaska!! Taking them from a surplus to a deficit.

    She doesn’t believe that global warming is man made..its just God’s will.

    She believes our soldiers in Iraq are on a person mission from God.

    She believes that a womans right to chose should be illegal (even if her daughter was raped and begged for an abortion..she wouldn’t let her have one..her words).

    She doesn’t believe in sex education..just abstinence only.

    She was the Queen of ear marks asking for more pet project money that any other state until NOW when she is sudden against it.

    She claimed all kinds of write offs as lodging for staying at her own home!

    And wants to make sure polar bears who are endangered stay off the endangered list so that she can drill for oil that will not affect the price of gas and just bring in more money for Alaska and her husband.

    Time Magazine.. Alaskonomics

    “Back to reality. Of the 50 states, Alaska ranks No. 1 in taxes per resident and No. 1 in spending per resident. Its tax burden per resident is 2 1/2 times the national average; its spending, more than double. The trick is that Alaska’s government spends money on its own citizens and taxes the rest of us to pay for it. Although Palin, like McCain, talks about liberating ourselves from dependence on foreign oil, there is no evidence that being dependent on Alaskan oil would be any more pleasant to the pocketbook.

    Alaska is, in essence, an adjunct member of OPEC. It has four different taxes on oil, which produce more than 89% of the state’s unrestricted revenue. On average, three-quarters of the value of a barrel of oil is taken by the state government before that oil is permitted to leave the state. Alaska residents each get a yearly check for about $2,000 from oil revenues, plus an additional $1,200 pushed through by Palin last year to take advantage of rising oil prices. Any sympathy the governor of Alaska expresses for folks in the lower 48 who are suffering from high gas prices or can’t afford to heat their homes is strictly crocodile tears.

    As if it couldn’t support itself, Alaska also ranks No. 1, year after year, in money it sucks in from Washington. In 2005 (the most recent figures), according to the Tax Foundation, Alaska ranked 18th in federal taxes paid per resident ($5,434) but first in federal spending received per resident ($13,950). Its ratio of federal spending received to federal taxes paid ranks third among the 50 states, and in the absolute amount it receives from Washington over and above the amount it sends to Washington, Alaska ranks No. 1. “

  476. 476
    gloria Says:

    faye88

    Thanks for the talking point, but this election is about McCain and Record-Of-Nowhere Obama. Point taken with Kerry, what is wrong with changing your mind though? I do it hundreds of times a day. My concern is the vehemence in which this woman is being attacked, if experience is the issue, then it is a non-issue especially with Obama who has zero qualifications and he is fronting the ticket. I didn’t say that, his own running mate Biden and Hilary both said that during the primaries, because they could not believe that everyone had swallowed the kool-aid and swere uccumbing to Obeahma…you and I both know that the only reason Biden was chosen was because he was seen as someone with experience and would make up for the blatant defecit of your candidate

  477. 477
    eyewrench Says:

    Matt Damon is totally absurd. He can’t judge anyone without knowing anything about them, which he admitted in the same statement. Guaranteed if Palin were running as a left-wing liberal, she would have been praised to the sky by that bird brain.

  478. 478
    uvlight Says:

    mccain is too old and palin is a religious nut who speaks in tongues and has conversations with god. she hates muslims and believes the iraq war is a holy war. she hates atheists and wouldn’t hesitate to go to war with russia based on that fact.

  479. 479
    oh sarah Says:

    Has Sarah even been to the senate? Does she understand as Vice President she will be President of the Senate? Does she even understand how it works? Or is that something else they are explaining to her like when she said she needed them to explain to her what a vice president does all day (eye roll).

    Does she understand that she may be required to travel outside of the US (I think she has only been out of the country once) and speak with world leaders (which she has never done) about world issues (which she knows little of except their geographical proximity to Alaska).

    While Sarah went to 5 different universities as a journalism major (which is ironic). And while she was mayor of a tiny town of less than 6,000 people and then Governor of Alska and giving money to people to shoot wolves from helicopters and funding a hockey rink with heated seats so her ass wouldn’t get cold.. Obama was working for the true greater good of the people.

    Education:
    Columbia University
    B.A. Political Science with specialization in international relations
    Thesis topic: Soviet nuclear disarmament
    Graduate

    Harvard Law School
    J.D. magna *** laude 1988-1991

    President, Harvard Law Review

    Community Organizing and Community Outreach Work:

    1983-1984 Writer/Researcher for Business International Corporation. Helped companies understand overseas markets in the “Financing Foreign Operations” service and wrote for the “Business International Money Report”

    1984-1985 Community Organizer for New York Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), promoting personal, community, and government reform at City College in Harlem.

    1985-1988 Director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland on Chicago’s South Side. While director grew the DCP staff from 1 to 13 and their budget from $70,000 to $400,000.

    1992 Led Chicago’s Project Vote! push. This effort resulted in a record number of voter registrations, over 600,000 in Chicago.

    1993-2004 Visiting Law and Government Fellow, then Senior Lecturer, in Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Taught courses on the due process and equal protection areas of constitutional law, on voting rights, and on racism and law. Helped develop a casebook on voting rights.

    1993-2002 Worked as an associate attorney with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Represented non-profits and private individuals in urban development projects, voting rights cases, and wrongful firings. Filed major suit that forced the state of Illinois to enforce the Motor Voter Law and successfully argued a wrongful firing case before the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    8 Years in the Illinois Senate 1996-2004:

    Chairman, Health and Human Services Committee

    Spearheaded a successful bipartisan effort in Illinois to pass the broadest ethics-reform legislation in 25 years, and gained bipartisan support for his successful bills reforming death penalty interrogations and ending racial profiling by police.

    Worked with the Republican-led effort to reform welfare.

    Also sponsored successful bills expanding tax credits and child-care subsidies for low-income working families, protecting overtime pay for workers, expanding health care for children, and providing job skills training for juveniles.

    4 Years in the United States Senate 2004-present:

    Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs

    Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

    Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    Member, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

    Shares responsibility for the bipartisan Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, requiring full online disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds, and the bipartisan Lugar-Obama Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006, deepening non-proliferation work with WMD and including surface-to-air missiles, land mines, and other weapons that may be used by terrorists. Also worked with Coburn to end the abuse of no-bid contracts in the wake of disasters.

    Who has more experience? the republicans can no longer say that she has more experience then Obama. Get real.

  480. 480
    WFCARES Says:

    Matt, you’re a tool. (Witless people make me laugh)

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    lee Says:

    Obama’s stutter has been showing lately. Maybe he is shaking. The man is running scared because this woman has more experience than he does. Pretty scary when she is running for VP and not president. McCain is an expert on foreign policy and he is the teacher/professor and she will learn from him. She is the student. Obama is in the teacher/professor role but what can Biden learn from him? How to organize a playground for your neighborhood? Puhleeze, Obama is the least qualified person ever running for president. Perhaps Matt Damon should be scared about that. Instead is afraid of a woman who has more executive experience than Obama and Biden combined. Matt, just try to be pretty and act (woops, he isn’t pretty, not even a little bit) just put on your costumes and make up and let the stunt men do your fights and shut the f up. Your stupid is showing.

  482. 482
    pp Says:

    #465 What the Heck

    ‘obama has neither proven that he has the ability to lead this nation; nor has he proven that he has the ability to be commander in chief of the united states military..’
    ______________________________________________________

    And McCain & Palin have proven this? How?
    Until they are actually elected, NONE of the candidates have proven they can do this! None has ever lead a nation or been commander-in-chief!
    The primary thing you therefore have to look at is their policies – what do they say they will do? What do their previous stances on issues show? What do their values suggest about how they will approach office? How will they deal with internal & external issues!
    Their sex, sexual orientation, race, even Mccain’s age, should not be the central focus.
    (The only reason his age is such a huge issue now is because America would get an inexperienced redneck as President if he died – it has nothing to do with her being a woman! – although they should be used to it – they”ve just had 8 years of a redneck President already!))

  483. 483
    Maryanne Says:

    Matt Damon,

    Seriously, please stick to making movies like Bourne Supremacy 4 or make it a 6 movie series; if you don’t know anything about her, read what she’s done in Alaska.. BTW Sen. Obama has been in office for 143 Days.. hardly enough experience to be president.

  484. 484
    lylian Says:

    Trace @ 09/10/2008 at 11:36 pm

    I can live with McCain being president. Sarah Palin as president, however, scares the sh*t out of me!

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    Thank you. that about sums it up for me and probably the rest of the world as well.

    American’s though seem to live under their coconut shell and don’t seem to realise who is funding their budget deficit, including Alaska’s. These treasury bonds etc are not being bought by fellow americans who don’t perhaps care about the US $ devaluation, they are bought by the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Arabs etc.. But don’t forget, there are other currencies people can buy including Euros, Yen, Australian dollars, Renminbi, Sterling, Rupees, etc etc.

    Currencies are all interlinked. If I buy American treasury bonds in US $ and the US $ falls against my own currency, then I lose money. If a US treasury bond is paying me 5% per annum but at the end of the day, I think I have the RISK of losing between 2% and 7% against my own currency, then I’m not gonna be happy with a 5% return. As the US budget deficit keeps ballooning, and more paper is going to be issued, then the risks tips towards devaluation. To attract purchasers, Interest rates must go up. If Interest rates go up, then economy will slow down. Macroeconomic laws do apply.

    I’m not convinced that Sarah understands international finance and

    I’m not convinced that Saray has the personal convictions to put nation before self ambition of being re-elected. She certainly hasn’t put her family’s and children’s needs before her self ambition. Does anyone know how much work a special needs child really needs? If they do, they wouldn’t be saying that Sarah stands up for family. No they wouldn’t.

  485. 485
    lee Says:

    For all of you supporting Obama, please tell me one thing this man did as a senator of Illinois other than wanting aborted infants who were born alive to be left to die alone. Just give me one piece of legislation this man authored. How many times did the man vote present and didn’t have the backbone to cast a vote? If you can’t cast a vote in a group, how will you do with the veto pen? If you can’t cast a vote in a group, would anyone trust this spineless guy with the nuclear codes? I didn’t think so.

  486. 486
    Preaching to the choir Matt Says:

    I hear you Matt. But the first thing you need to know about the American people is.. they have become stupid. And they believe every internet rumor and false republican ad.

    Just be prepared for doom.. its called McCain and Palin. We will be the laughing stock of the world. We will continue to alienate allies and Russia will continue to laugh at how ridiculous it is for us to chastise them for illegally invading Georgie when we illegally invaded Iraq. Maybe somehow the terrorists will start to pity us our pathetic leadership and back off.

    But at least with McCain you get to keep more of your money Matt..the normal joe will be hit hard by his horrible health plan and his tax cut plan while money continues to bleed out of the country due to the war.

    And you have enough money to bail.. you can afford to live in France or Italy and just fly in to work or visit family occasionally… the rest of us are stuck here for the duration.

    You lucky *******!

  487. 487
    BK Says:

    “I think the pick was made for political purposes…”. Oh my word Matt…. you need to just keep your mouth shut and smile pretty for the movie cameras, lest we know how much of an imbecile you are…

  488. 488
    Saywhat? Says:

    oh sarah @ 09/11/2008 at 12:08 am
    ****************************************

    NICE resume, too bad it’s missing a couple of key incidents.

    OBAMA IS DIRTY!!!

    CHICAGO TRIBUNE

    Obama knows his way around a ballot
    Barack Obama
    By David Jackson and Ray Long

    Tribune staff reporters

    6:48 PM CDT, April 3, 2007

    The day after New Year’s 1996, operatives for Barack Obama filed into a barren hearing room of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

    There they began the tedious process of challenging hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice Palmer, the longtime progressive activist from the city’s South Side. And they kept challenging petitions until every one of Obama’s four Democratic primary rivals was forced off the ballot.

    Fresh from his work as a civil rights lawyer and head of a voter registration project that expanded access to the ballot box, Obama launched his first campaign for the Illinois Senate saying he wanted to empower disenfranchised citizens.

    But in that initial bid for political office, Obama quickly mastered the bare-knuckle arts of Chicago electoral politics. His overwhelming legal onslaught signaled his impatience to gain office, even if that meant elbowing aside an elder stateswoman like Palmer.

    A close examination of Obama’s first campaign clouds the image he has cultivated throughout his political career: The man now running for president on a message of giving a voice to the voiceless first entered public office not by leveling the playing field, but by clearing it

    SUN TIMES 11/5/06
    June 2005, Obama and Rezko purchased adjoining parcels in Kenwood. The state’s junior senator paid $1.65 million for a Georgian revival mansion, while Rezko paid $625,000 for the adjacent, undeveloped lot. Both closed on their properties on the same day.
    Last January, aiming to increase the size of his sideyard, Obama paid Rezko $104,500 for a strip of his land.
    The transaction occurred at a time when it was widely known Tony Rezko was under investigation by U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and as other Illinois politicians befriended by Rezko distanced themselves from him.
    In the Sun-Times interview, Obama acknowledged approaching Rezko about the two properties being up for sale and that Rezko developed an immediate interest. Obama did not explain why he reached out to Rezko given the developer’s growing problems.

  489. 489
    lylian Says:

    lee @ 09/11/2008 at 12:16 am

    For all of you supporting Obama, please tell me one thing this man did as a senator of Illinois other than wanting aborted infants who were born alive to be left to die alone. Just give me one piece of legislation this man authored. How many times did the man vote present and didn’t have the backbone to cast a vote? If you can’t cast a vote in a group, how will you do with the veto pen? If you can’t cast a vote in a group, would anyone trust this spineless guy with the nuclear codes? I didn’t think so.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    if abortion is the only decisive issue for you then please, don’t criticise Obama for putting up or not putting up legislation. That’s all you care and your mind is made up.

    However, if you are talking about not casting a vote in a group – and Obama voted against invading of IRAQ, then in retrospect, given how much bushites LIED, it seems he had an insight or two not to vote with the group.

  490. 490
    Lee can't read Says:

    I believe someone covered that above Lee.

    And the bill you are referring to that the republicans like to spin as Obama for infanticide was worded differently then the bill that went through before.. this one has special wording that was there deliberately to under mine Roe vs Wade and many made it clear if the wording was changed it would have had no problem being passed and Obama would have readily voted for it.

    You can find more information about it on factchecker.org and I think on snopes as well.

  491. 491
    pp Says:

    #486 Preaching to the choir

    Spot-on! That gave me a good laugh!
    And you are right – America will be the laughing stock of the world! Only, it impacts on us too, unfortunately!

  492. 492
    go_obama Says:

    People… when Matt Damon says he knows nothing about her, he’s implying that she has nothing of value to know anything about. The republicans dont talk about her qualifications because its quite a short list. All she is is a pretty face.

    Think. Please, for the love of God and country.. think with your minds. Be critical thinkers. Listen to your college instructors, and learn how to question and think outside the 10 second Fox News sound bite.

  493. 493
    Orchid Says:

    451 Katarina @ 09/10/2008 at 11:01 pm
    ——-
    How can an educated person, say another person is “totally absurd” if he doesn’t know anything about that person?
    MD has no business judging Sarah Palin, or any other woman, when he doesn’t know anything about her (as he said himself).

    I said that Sarah Palin has more executive experience than Biden & Obama combined. Being a community organizer is not executive experience. Being a senator is not executive experience.
    Neither Biden nor Obama has ever run anything. Palin has. She was mayor of her town. Never mind the size. Now she is governor, in charge of thousands of people and manages a many-billion dollar budget.

  494. 494
    Team Lara Croft Says:

    Joe c @ 09/10/2008 at 7:18 pm

    To me it just shows your lousy judge of character Team Lara. You chose the wrong husband and what is your 15 year old doing walking down a dark alley. GREAT MOM !!!!!!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Go ahead and laugh: 1 out of every 4 children are sexually abused. Most teen girls who are abused are abused by men in their families. I vonlunteered as a crisis counselor in NYC – working with Teen girls who were abused while I was in college. Yes, some were attacked in a dark alley. A typical NY teen sometimes leaves school at 5pm only to take telong road home for two hours putting them at home in theevening). One girl I met , who left a lasting impression on me was raped on her walk home from the bus. She never told anyone. She saw the guy walking in her neighborhood once but never said anything and never saw him again. DO a little research on the abuse of women – or better yet, volunteer instead of posting dumb comments. And my question was not answered: this girl that i tutored – if she had gotten pregnant, would sarah palin force her to keep the baby based on palin policy? i’ll tell you the answer she would.

  495. 495
    Saywhat? what Says:

    And those signature were not able to be verified and that is why she was withdrawn from the ballot. I just watched a documentary on that subject.

    Perfectly legal what Obama did..
    .

    At the time, Obama was a lawyer and lecturer at the University of Chicago law school. Alice Palmer, the state senator representing that part of the city, had decided not to run for re-election. She was aiming for a congressional seat in a special election being held to fill a vacancy.

    To reassure her legislative constituents that they’d be in good hands, Palmer told them she’d find a good replacement, said Davis, who was friendly with Palmer at the time. “She went out and recruited Barack.”

    So everything seemed set. Palmer would move to Congress and Obama would take her place in the Illinois Senate.

    But then Palmer lost the special congressional election. Suddenly, this well-liked community leader faced being out of office after four years in the state Legislature.

    “We all thought she was an excellent state senator and encouraged her in some way to get back on the ballot,” said Robert Starks, a longtime friend of Palmer. “Initially, she was a bit hesitant, but after so many people encouraged her, she began to warm to the idea.”

    Palmer finally asked Obama to halt his legislative campaign so she could run for re-election.

    He refused.

    “He was not about to withdraw. He had put a lot of energy and time into it,” said state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, a Democrat who represented the same part of Chicago as Palmer. “I thought it was pretty gutsy of him to stay in.”

    Saying she had given Obama her word, Currie continued to back him even after Palmer changed her mind and tried to run again.

    Community activist Lois Friedberg-Dobry made the same choice.

    “Barack had already gotten a committee together, people had made commitments, and he had raised money,” Friedberg-Dobry said. “This was a very strange time to ask any politician to go back to those people and say, ‘I changed my mind.’”

    Palmer, who is a Clinton supporter, decided she wouldn’t back down either.

    She filed petitions to get on the ballot for the spring 1996 primary, but Obama took steps to make sure voters wouldn’t get a chance to pick her. His supporters scoured her petitions, and those of two other would-be candidates, for any technical flaws.

    They ended up filing complaints alleging that Palmer and the others hadn’t collected the 757 valid voter signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.

    Davis, who formally filed the complaints, said the problems included signatures from people living outside the district or who weren’t registered to vote. Some petitions were circulated by ineligible campaign aides, making every signature invalid.

    Palmer ended up dropping out of the race instead of trying to argue that she had met the petition requirements. The other two candidates were ruled ineligible by Chicago election officials. Obama, as the only candidate on the ballot, won the primary, which in heavily Democratic Chicago meant he would go on to win the general election, too.

    Petition challenges are common in Illinois politics, and even some Palmer supporters say Obama acted appropriately. “He did what any politician or campaigner does,” said Timuel Black, a Palmer friend and campaign adviser.

    Obama friend and campaign adviser Valerie Jarrett said Obama had no qualms about challenging Palmer’s petitions.

    “I don’t think it was a difficult decision _ it was a painful decision. The fact that she changed her mind was painful to him,” she said. “He told her from the beginning, ‘Once I’m in, I’m in.’”

    Many people familiar with the clash called Obama’s decision an example of his resolve. Jarrett sees it as an example of his integrity, too. He had recruited supporters and told them he’d be running, and he kept his word, she said.

  496. 496
    ah Lee someone already did Says:

    someone told you what he did a few entries above your question..

    among other things he..

    Chairman, Health and Human Services Committee

    Spearheaded a successful bipartisan effort in Illinois to pass the broadest ethics-reform legislation in 25 years, and gained bipartisan support for his successful bills reforming death penalty interrogations and ending racial profiling by police.

    Worked with the Republican-led effort to reform welfare.

    Also sponsored successful bills expanding tax credits and child-care subsidies for low-income working families, protecting overtime pay for workers, expanding health care for children, and providing job skills training for juveniles.

  497. 497
    Faye88 Says:

    Gloria –

    Yes, this election is about McCain & Obama. Unfortunately, this election now seems to be revolving around Sarah Palin, and McCain has become the secondary candidate. I read somewhere that it should be the Palin/McCain ticket instead of McCain/Palin. That is downright sad.

    To be honest…George W. has done such a horrible job as president of the US that it will take longer than four years to fix all the damage he has done. Whoever gets elected will get the blame for his mess and probably not get re-elected because my fellow Americans will be expecting the newly elected president to make everything right quickly.
    Forget it. It won’t happen. It will take several administrations to try and get back on track.

    Okay…I’m going back to celebrity watching. It’s better for the blood pressure. :)

  498. 498
    Saywhat? WHAT WHAT!!!! Says:

    Uncle Tom Barack TRAMPLED Alice Palmer and with no regrets..

    Davis recalled telling Obama: “If you can get ‘em, get ‘em. Why give ‘em a break?

    “I said, ‘Barack, I’m going to knock them all off.’

    “He said, ‘What do you need?’

    “I said, ‘I need an attorney.’

    “He said, ‘Who is the best?’

    “I said, ‘Tom Johnson.’ ”

    SO, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT TONY REZKO????

  499. 499
    Kitten Says:

    Actors/actresses should just keep their mouth shut about politics. Just because people recognizes them doesn’t mean they will listen to what they say. Wait after the election and see who’s movies will tank in the box office. People got their own choices and will not be influenced by these Hollywood characters.

  500. 500
    woooman Says:

    Matt, silly boy, tricks are for kids. You have raised so much disgust by your arrogance, you’ve just sunk your career in one pitiful blow. Of course your bartender wife is going to keep shut because she knows your her mealticket for the rest of her life. With any luck, your daughters will all become spoiled brats like Paris Hilton. If anything, thats what you should be scared off.

  501. 501
    marieme Says:

    Love it, Sara!

    Sara @ 09/10/2008 at 8:43 pm I say americans should vote for McCain, the rest of the world is waiting for your dumb asses to do so then watch you ***** about it in 4yrs time when you are no longer the super power, in more debt, more foreclosures, higher fuel bills, no healthcare, terrible education system, more unemployment and your jobs shifted overseas, less income, weaker dollar and an even slower economy. Whilst we enjoy the comedic effect of this, some of these right wing people might start looking into real change or look back and say, if only we stood long enough to listen to what the dems have to say instead of vote on a ludacris reason of a ****** on a ticket. As a woman I am appalled and disgusted by the women or people who will vote solely on that issue. Listen to what Obama, Biden, McCain and Palin has to offer rather than vote because Obama is black, or Palin is a woman or McCain is a veteran. Those are not qualifications and they will not give your child a future. I have listen to both Dems and Reps, I would have supported Palin but jabs and playing the sexist card at every given opportunity, does not put food on people’s table or send their kids to college or provide jobs and decent healthcare. The reps need to stop all this diversion and get back to real topics. Since the RNC I have not watched any McCain/Palin campaign coverage because I was discussed by the convention. In turn it made me listen more to what Obama and Biden have to say. What Obama brings is hope and for some of you morons, you are not voting only for the president of the USA, you are voting for the leader of the free world. Obama has a good image overseas and can help build the rift created by Bush. He will do more in building your relations with other countries than McCain/Palin. You might be impressed with the maverick, cowboy, gun toting image of McCain/Palin but the rest of the world in not impressed. The question for you guys is, are you better off now than you were 8yrs ago, if you are then vote McCain/Palin coz you will be getting the same in the next 4. If you have had enough and looking for hope and change, then I feel Obama/Biden are you guys. But then what do I know, am 26 and fed up with the bullshit of old politics and looking for change from someone who truly believes it and has the audacity to not only make me be hopeful again but to believe it is possible to restore some of the mess of the last 8yrs.

  502. 502
    kinda of Says:

    “Now she is governor, in charge of thousands of people and manages a many-billion dollar budget.”

    but she is not that great at it. And she has tried to do it all from her home town instead of where her job is supposed to be which is Juneau.

    As mayor she was the earmark Queen and increased debt, spending:

    In 2000, Sarah Palin, as mayor of the Alaskan town of Wasilla, hired a Washington lobbyist to secure federal earmarks for her community.

    This is not totally atypical in her state. Alaska’s government receives more money per capita in federal earmark money than any other state, despite being the only state in the union with no income tax and no sales tax. They fund their government primarily with petroleum money, and recently distributed oil profits to its citizens in the form of rebate checks.

    But even in her heavily earmarked state, Sarah Palin was the earmark queen.

    From 2000 to 2003, she secured over $27 million in earmarks, averaging $6.7 million in federal money every year for her town of about 6,700 people.

    Debt Service Increased 69 Percent Under Palin.

    In fiscal 2003—the last fiscal year Palin approved the budget—the total government debt service was $658,662. In fiscal 1996—the year before Palin took control of the budget—the debt service was $390,385. The increase was 69 percent. [Wasilla Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2003, Table 1]

    Palin Left Behind Almost $19 Million In Long-Term Debt, Compared to None Before She Was Mayor.
    In fiscal 2003—the last fiscal year Palin approved the budget—the bonded long-term debt was $18,635,000. In fiscal 1996—the year before Palin took control of the budget—there was no general obligation debt. [Wasilla Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2003, Table 10]

    Long-Term Debt Was $3000 Per Capita When Palin Left, Compared to None Before She Was Mayor.
    In fiscal 2003—the last fiscal year Palin approved the budget—the bonded long-term debt per capita was $2,938. In fiscal 1996—the year before Palin took control of the budget—there was no general obligation debt. [Wasilla Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2003, Table 10]

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    say what? what what what? Says:

    Obama showed poor judgment with his attempts to purchase a home with the help of Rezco and admitted it..

    Kind of like McCain showed poor judgment with the Keating 5 scandal.. which cost taxpayers a lot of money.

    The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The five senators, Alan Cranston (D-CA), Dennis DeConcini (D-AZ), John Glenn (D-OH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Donald W. Riegle (D-MI), were accused of improperly aiding Charles H. Keating, Jr., chairman of the failed Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, which was the target of an investigation by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB).

    After a lengthy investigation, the Senate Ethics Committee determined in 1991 that Alan Cranston, Dennis DeConcini, and Donald Riegle had substantially and improperly interfered with the FHLBB in its investigation of Lincoln Savings. Senators John Glenn and John McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised “poor judgment”.

    All five of the senators involved served out their terms. Only Glenn and McCain ran for re-election, and they were both re-elected.

    The U.S. Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s and 1990s was the failure of 747 savings and loan associations (S&Ls) in the United States. The ultimate cost of the crisis is estimated to have totaled around $160.1 billion, about $124.6 billion of which was directly paid for by the U.S. taxpayer.[1].

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    lil devil Says:

    sarah palin is unfit to lead!

    she’s got a lot of scary, unrealistic ideas that could lead our country down a very dark path. yikes!

    i’m voting for our future :)

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    momma Says:

    thanks kinda of!

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    We will look back again and Says:

    regret that the American people didn’t make a better choice. We will lament the opportunity for change and wonder what the hell we were thinking with the hockey mom and the Alzheimer patient.

    Imagine if Al Gore had been elected instead of Bush? Remember that American blunder.. FN Florida and good ol Jeb!

    9/11 may not have even happened since Gore wouldn’t have spent most of his presidency vacationing and clearing brush.. watching his dog chase prairie dogs..

    If it had happened on his watch then we would have gone after Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia.. and have accomplished the goal instead of getting distracted by Bush’s Daddy issue.. Iraq. All of those brave serviceman’s lives and limbs and minds would have been saved..(by the way Iraq veteran suicide is up..poor people and what they have had to endure).

    We would already be well on our way if not already free of our dependency on oil…with green initiatives that would have created more jobs and made us the world leader in green energy that we could have then begun to market and sell to other countries.

    We would have more Americans with health care.

    We would still more than likely have the Clinton surplus.

    We should all turn to the person next to us and ***** slap them if they votes for Bush/Cheney. Can we ***** slap the McCain/Palin voters in 2012?

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    shammy Says:

    MY,MY, MY! MATT DAMON has done it folks. He has heightened awareness to this SARAH PALIN pick for VP. We need to research her past in a fast and furious frenzy to see what she is made of and who she really is. We do know that she will be against abortion if a young girl is molested by her uncle and gets pregnant. We know she kills many animals for recreation purposes. We know she does not believe in evolution. The subject matter of SCIENCE really does not exist to SARAH PALIN. STEM CELL RESEARCH for all diseases, she says NO. We know she has a nice looking appearance, but this is all surface level people. We know she was MAYOR of a small town. Is this lady really what you want as a PRESIDENT when McCain does pass away? Do you want her to handle all our high level decisions for our world to be a BETTER place to live? She believes GLOBAL WARMING IS NON EXISTENT. Scientist studies have proven differently over the last few decades. Oh, that’s right she does not believe in SCIENCE. She believes in the primal ages of hunting for food and running for shelter.

    VOTE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHANGE FOR A BETTER WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OBAMA IS HOPE FOR BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD AND THE WORLD TO UNITE ON ALL FRONTS PEOPLE.

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    Tulip Says:

    No, you know what’s really absurd? Matt Damon thinking that we should give a **** what he says. That “dinosaurs were only 4,000 years ago” is a fake quote made up by a blogger. Check it out on snopes.com (the urban legend database) if you don’t believe me.

    McCain/Palin ’08!
    Palin/Whoever ’12!

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    Ma Says:

    Everytime an actor or public figure gets on here and comments, everyone tells them to stick to movies, as if actors don’t watch and follow the election just as you all do that criticize them. Just as you, they have the right to their opinions as well. So what they are in the public eye, if they are asked, or even if they are not, they should offer, just as you are. What gives you the right to voice your opinion about the election and they cant.

    Matt is correct in one aspect, there is really not much KNOWN about Mrs. Palin. Yes there are alot of rumors, speculations, accusations, etc., on TV and the internet, but no ordinary person knows much about her unless they do extensive research. If you are one of those people that have, as i have, then you will see that she has requested more ear-mark financing per person in Alaska than Obama has in Illinois(not ideal for a reformist, a person of change), she was totally for the bridge-to-no where until she saw that it was ridiculed by most of the Alaskan government, that her husband belong to the Alaskan independent party which tried to separate themselves from the US. Although it happens in millions of homes and her daughter’s pregnancy is personal business, how can she assist with running our country and she cant control her home. Nothing is personal obviously in an election for President. Also everyone is saying its off limits, but instead she be saying, even though its seen, does not make it right. What message are we sending to our youth. Next young girls will be saying, well Sarah’s daughter did it and was condemed for it, so i can to. What if that is your daughter.

    Mrs. Palin has not had one interview or spoke with one reporter since she has come aboard. What is she hiding or does she have to be coached on the right things to say before she say ANYTHING. Is that who you want as a Vice President? Its sad that there is so much focus on the 2nd seat, just because she is a woman. This race shouldn’t be about gender or race, but only about issues and what will affect this country the most. It doesn’t matter if she is a woman or not. Being a woman doesn’t mean she can or cant run this country, but being a liar, a flip flopper when it fits her, and a politician that only puts out negativity about here opponent instead of focusing on the issues does mean she is not fit to run the country.

    I dont focus on the past experience that a person has, because i was in that position when i worked for a fortune 500 company before i started my own company. What we should focus on is the direction and judgment the candidates have. We are hated amongst many countries and we need someone that can keep their head and make informative decisions, instead of bullying every country we cant negotiate with for their oil.

    Why is it that McCain ONLY talked about experience and that is ALL his campaign was about and now that he has a woman that can ignite his candidacy he is talking about change. Why is most if not all of Palin’s adviser on her staff, former advisers of Bush. Where is the change in the McCain group. The only change in his campaign is when he changed his mind about experience and decided he would put his candidacy before his country by choosing a running mate simply to increase his standing in the polls. When Obama didnt put Clinton on the ticket, McCain jumped on it and saw an opportunity to get the female vote. A VERY good strategy, but one that is VERY deceptive to the American population. I just hope that the voters are smart enough to see that deception. Men and women alike.

    Also we keep hearing that we are winning the war in Iraq. We all know that the war was about oil and Iraq just signed a contract that we were suppose to get for oil to China. We have spent over 200 billion dollars in the war. 100 billion would give Universal Healthcare to every US citizen that is currently uninsured. About 10 billion would completely reform our school system to bring it up to standards. That leaves 90 billion for other wars here at home. McCain wants us there indefinitely to spend another 200 billion even though Iraq wasnt grateful enough to give the US that oil contract. Or maybe they want us out so bad, that they sent us a message by giving China the contract. We are winning the war, but American’s are still dying over there, Veteran benefits when they come home are still under standard and Iraq even want us out. We are fighting a war thats not ours. Then some may say, well if we didnt go over alot of innocent people would die. What has the death rate in the US gone down to 0%, so why not completely police home first.

    Let me ask this. If you had a piece of bread to feed your entire family to include your kids and a homeless person ask for it, would you give it to them. If your answer is yes, then everytime you pass a homeless person on the street, give them whatever you have in your pocket from now on. Think about that real hard.

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    we won't know any more Says:

    about her by Nov 4th.

    The amount of misinformation coming from the republicans is HUGE. truth has no meaning in their advertising now.. which is shameful.. I expected more from McCain after he was on the receiving end of Rove tactics.

    And now they are going to continue to play a game with Sarah.. how dare you ask us to name ONE executive decision she made as the chief of the Alaskan Nation Guard! run away…run away…

    how dare you ask to to explain her pulling funding for pregnant teens in alaska while her daughter is pregnant.. and for her to let us know if she still feels strongly about abstinence only vs sex education? run away from the bad news people doing their jobs..

    how dare you call her on her poor budget, spending and ear marks.. SEXIST SEXIST I SAY!! quick run away..

    That it.. no questions, no interviews that we cannot control.. she will not talk to any of you.. except Charlie Gibson once we give him our conditions.. oh yeah.. Obama can walk into the lion’s den and talk to O’Reilly.. Biden will go everywhere they will interview him..full access.. but McCain will show you and turn down Larry King who couldn’t even call Paris on her bold face “I don’t do drugs” statement and Palin will only talk to Charlie and then we will have to see how she handles it..

    PATHETIC!!

    If she can’t handle the American press how is she supposed to handle world leaders? Ah…poor Sarah.. its part of the job sweetheart.. buck up buckaroo!!

    You cannot pull a unheard of small town governor who is a walking contradiction “do as I say I do not as I actually did” candidate OUT OF YOUR ASS like a magic trick “TA DA!!!!” this close to the election day and not expect the media to go ape **** trying to fill in the blanks for the American people when this election is too crucial to our survival and future!!

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    Amy Says:

    I’m sorry, I got WAY more of Palin’s politics from one speech than about Obama from eighteen months of campaigning. He stands for “change” what the hell does that mean?

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    Amy Says:

    Sarah Palin has more executive experience than McCain, Obama, and Biden combined.

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    X Says:

    who should I vote for?

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    Team Lara Croft Says:

    all she had to do as mayor of wasilla is decide if the caribou should be thawed or eaten raw. that said, why is she not allowed to speak to the press? and sara: do you or do you not believe dinosaurs existed? yes or no.

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    Team Lara Croft Says:

    Amy @ 09/11/2008 at 1:56 am

    I’m sorry, I got WAY more of Palin’s politics from one speech than about Obama from eighteen months of campaigning. He stands for “change” what the hell does that mean?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Really? In her speech did she talk about her extremist views on : abortion, creationism, book banning, global warming, and her ideas on why we should fight wars?

    barackobama.com – has been up for almost two years now – spells out in detail what change means. if you want to know of course.

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    Orchid Says:

    484 lylian @ 09/11/2008 at 12:15 am

    I’m not convinced that Sarah understands international finance and
    I’m not convinced that Saray has the personal convictions to put nation before self ambition of being re-elected. She certainly hasn’t put her family’s and children’s needs before her self ambition. Does anyone know how much work a special needs child really needs? If they do, they wouldn’t be saying that Sarah stands up for family. No they wouldn’t.
    ——-
    So? She is not stupid, lylian. She is governor with a very high approval rating. Obama is a lawyer. He is no financial wizard.
    The two people at the top are surrounded by experts in whatever field necessary. Nobody needs to know everything! Do you know that Kevin Rudd’s government spends millions on consultants?

    If a woman chooses political office then obviously she has made arrangements for her family, and it’s nobody’s business how she runs her private life. That’s between her and her husband and family.
    Palin is a governor, so political office is not new to her.

    Talk about foreign experience. I read, don’t know if it’s true, that VP Cheney proposed to attack Iran last year (I think it was), but the Pentagon didn’t agree, so there again, for foreign affairs, the people at the top are surrounded by experts.
    Bush invaded Iraq because he managed to get the reluctant approval from Congress and the UN. They shouldn’t have approved. They are partly responsible.

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    Obama/biden 08 Says:

    Obama at least voted no on the war in Iraq
    i completely agree with Matt Damon, and he has a right to voice his opinion hes going to vote in november like everyone else, Obama’s slogan is change, mccain took that and palin stands for guns, book banning, anti-abortion, anti-stem cell research, christian conservative and takes personal vendettas against people that disagree with her

    and omg stop pulling out the gender card if something says something about palin everyone starts calling them sexist, enough already its sad to think that there are ppl voting for mccain just because he elected a woman as his vice president
    you people should really get more informed about palin, her politics are scary and the country

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    cathy Says:

    my friend is right. people vote out of emotions, not with their brains. damon made a great logical point here and people just attacked on no grounds. the idea of having republicans rule for another four years is terrifying, and it gets worse with the possibility of having palin took over in case mccain couldn’t survive his first term. this is not a personal attack on palin. this is about proper training for becoming a president.

    the only thing that pops into mind when i read people’s negative responses to criticisms on palin is jim carrey’s movie from 1994 – dumb and dumber

    god bless america

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    Kim Says:

    But your not terrified that a first term senator who proposed no legislation and has no executive experience could be president?

    Youre a f*cking moron Matt. Keep your mouth shut.

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    from russia with love Says:

    my beloved americans, let me throw my two cents regarding that comment. First of all sry for possible english errors as its not my first language.
    To have 1 more view to both canditates just try to look through the eyes of unbiased, foreign person.
    Can you give any sound reason why Sarah Palin was chosen aside from the fact that she a woman ? To you it may sound as sexism but its exactly sexism that republicans are staking on. Taking that lady out of blue and trying to distill stale republican situation is the only reason in my opinion. Its one of the last arguments in bankrupt republicans policy . Yes she is still posturing same old dogmatic republican views, as she was supposed to do but overall situation is somewhat mitigated due to her sex and being mother of 4. And thats exactly what republicans are relying on.

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    Ma Says:

    EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT INEXPERIENCE OF OBAMA, but not to many know the facts. Now that you have gotten the facts of Obama’s experience, please tell me that of McCain or Palin. Yes McCain has many years in Washington, but less than Biden and even less foreign policy experience. As you will see below, Obama has foreign policy experience to include being EDUCATED in foreign policy. If you feel that his education supersedes McCains years in Washington, then Doctors, Dentist, Psychologist, etc shouldnt be qualified as such because they became that way through Education, not by just visiting Hospitals.

    While Sarah went to 5 different universities as a journalism major (which is ironic). And while she was mayor of a tiny town of less than 6,000 people and then Governor of Alska and giving money to people to shoot wolves from helicopters and funding a hockey rink with heated seats so her ass wouldn’t get cold.. Obama was working for the true greater good of the people.

    Education:
    Columbia University
    B.A. Political Science with specialization in international relations
    Thesis topic: Soviet nuclear disarmament
    Graduate

    Harvard Law School
    J.D. magna *** laude 1988-1991

    President, Harvard Law Review

    Community Organizing and Community Outreach Work:

    1983-1984 Writer/Researcher for Business International Corporation. Helped companies understand overseas markets in the “Financing Foreign Operations” service and wrote for the “Business International Money Report”

    1984-1985 Community Organizer for New York Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), promoting personal, community, and government reform at City College in Harlem.

    1985-1988 Director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Greater Roseland on Chicago’s South Side. While director grew the DCP staff from 1 to 13 and their budget from $70,000 to $400,000.

    1992 Led Chicago’s Project Vote! push. This effort resulted in a record number of voter registrations, over 600,000 in Chicago.

    1993-2004 Visiting Law and Government Fellow, then Senior Lecturer, in Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Taught courses on the due process and equal protection areas of constitutional law, on voting rights, and on racism and law. Helped develop a casebook on voting rights.

    1993-2002 Worked as an associate attorney with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Represented non-profits and private individuals in urban development projects, voting rights cases, and wrongful firings. Filed major suit that forced the state of Illinois to enforce the Motor Voter Law and successfully argued a wrongful firing case before the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    8 Years in the Illinois Senate 1996-2004:

    Chairman, Health and Human Services Committee

    Spearheaded a successful bipartisan effort in Illinois to pass the broadest ethics-reform legislation in 25 years, and gained bipartisan support for his successful bills reforming death penalty interrogations and ending racial profiling by police.

    Worked with the Republican-led effort to reform welfare.

    Also sponsored successful bills expanding tax credits and child-care subsidies for low-income working families, protecting overtime pay for workers, expanding health care for children, and providing job skills training for juveniles.

    4 Years in the United States Senate 2004-present:

    Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs

    Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

    Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    Member, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

    Shares responsibility for the bipartisan Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, requiring full online disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds, and the bipartisan Lugar-Obama Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006, deepening non-proliferation work with WMD and including surface-to-air missiles, land mines, and other weapons that may be used by terrorists. Also worked with Coburn to end the abuse of no-bid contracts in the wake of disasters.

    Who has more experience? the republicans can no longer say that she has more experience then Obama. Get real.

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    Kim.. nope! Says:

    actually he served 8 years as a state senator and then the US Senate for 4 years.. in that time he did pass legislation.. google it.. and has more foreign policy knowledge than Sarah.. if McCain was to have a health problem and she needed to step up.

    While Sarah was shoo’ing Moose from the Wassila dump.. Obama as championing human rights..

    As an Illinois Senator..

    Chairman, Health and Human Services Committee

    Spearheaded a successful bipartisan effort in Illinois to pass the broadest ethics-reform legislation in 25 years, and gained bipartisan support for his successful bills reforming death penalty interrogations and ending racial profiling by police.

    Worked with the Republican-led effort to reform welfare.

    Also sponsored successful bills expanding tax credits and child-care subsidies for low-income working families, protecting overtime pay for workers, expanding health care for children, and providing job skills training for juveniles.

    In the US Senate
    Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs

    Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

    Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

    Member, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

    Shares responsibility for the bipartisan Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, requiring full online disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds, and the bipartisan Lugar-Obama Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006, deepening non-proliferation work with WMD and including surface-to-air missiles, land mines, and other weapons that may be used by terrorists. Also worked with Coburn to end the abuse of no-bid contracts in the wake of disasters.

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    Natty Dread Says:

    Like Matt really cares if you losers don’t watch his films…Up with Matt, down with you right wing nuts…How is Palin going to deal with all the black ops people and other operators. She can not possibly have a clue about the forces she would have to deal with. At least with Obama you have a brilliant mind.

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    sam Says:

    What really bothers me is not that Hollywood and actors spout their stupid liberal talking points, wonder why no asks how come all these people are all liberals when their from all over the country but they all start saying the same crap after a year of being in Hollywood because it’s group think , there is no thought behind it and they are brutal no anyone who thinks different so they all fall in line like sheep, no, what really gets me is that they are so pervasive it is every where from celebrity gossip wed sites, to talk shows like Oprah and Ellen and The View, to gossip magazines, cable T.V, movies, every where you look the media and Hollywood are trying to tell people how to think and what to think and this year has been the worst. The way the media is trying to stuff Obama down are throats is dangerous and I don’t think the public should stand for it.

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    pp Says:

    I’m not American, & therefore do not know as much about your political parties as I could. However, from many years of watching Presidents come & go, & seeing the way they respond to crises, and reading the many posts from people along the political spectrum, I am curious to ask those of you on here who are American, if my take on the two parties is way off:
    Democrats: Generally people who are more educated, think more deeply about social issues, see themselves as part of the big issues, believe in negotiation as a way of solving issues before resorting to force
    Republicans: Less concerned about social issues, more concerned about guns and making a buck, less inclined to negotiate, generally view the big picture through their own narrow lens, & this is at both the personal level (e.g. what’s good for me, not necessarily the country) and at the global (Hey, America is the best in the world & if you don’t believe it, we’ll use force to prove it to ya!)

    I know this is a very simplistic assessment – can any of you clarify my perceptions on this?

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    Ava Says:

    Matt Damon didn’t go to Harvard I think your mistaking him with his movie Good Will Hunting, he doesn’t even have a college degree and these are the same actors that vote liberal because it’s seen as politically correct and they all have high school mentality were they do what the cool kids do but the minute the tax policies of a liberal like Obama come into affect, the last time would be the Carter administration, since Bill Clinton enacted mostly republican policies from NAFT, welfare reform tax cuts and budget cuts and he had a republican majority congress the whole time he was President, they are getting the best accounts to hide their money over sea’s and then the poor middle class sap who doesn’t have the expensive accounts and financial planners who will get stuck paying for all these programs and benefits Obama is promising,

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    liam Says:

    Gosh, it’s true that Matt Damon isn’t a professional liar….oh wait! yes he is! It’s called acting! Like Sarah redneck bullshit lying Republican reactionary Palin!

    I can see the smoky backroom now

    “Gosh, this Hussan Obama guy is kicking McCain’s ass! And our guys a war hero! WTF?! Hey Jeff, put some more pour homme on the corpse…erm…sorry candidate, he’s starting to reek. So, what will we do? Anyone?”
    A hand goes up

    “Well, you know how Americans are really against intelligent, sorry…LIBERAL people? Why not play on that, and rather than use our WAR HERO, let’s nominate a woman, ’cause like that Hillary Clinton was a woman, and people liked her. Let’s make our woman not smart, and let’s make her a Hockey/soccer mom!”
    “YEAH! BADASS!” “great idea!” “Nice one Condi, pity your black!”

    I mean, to be honest, if I was a voter in a country of 300 mil people, apparently the world’s remaining superpower, I’d look at the world around me. If I want to be a lawyer (who is responsible for the future of at most, 1 person at a time), I have to have good grades, if I want to be a doctor (who may be responsible for a few lives at a time), I need amazing grades! If I want to be an astronaut, (who is responsible for a few lives and billions of dollars of equipment) I need amazing grades, excellent health, a complete background check etc. But if I want to be VP, going on to President when McCain dies in like 4 months or whatever, I need to bad mouth intelligence and play on ignorance and fear and just be a “hockey mom”?!!!!WTF, You’d think you may want an intelligent person in Power. After all, compared to the few lives an astronaut is responsible for, it’s not like a President can cause the deaths of say, a million Iraqis or anything. Nor is there much scientific evidence (This is sarcasm, for all you hockey mums out there) that more intelligence, educated people are more likely to be less corrupt, more thoughtful and more considerate of the consequences of their actions, or any of the myriad other things education and intelligence assist with. No, we really need a hockey mum who loves eating at the trough and bans books.

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    liam Says:

    Gosh, it’s true that Matt Damon isn’t a professional liar….oh wait! yes he is! It’s called acting! Like Sarah redneck bullshit lying Republican reactionary Palin!

    I can see the smoky backroom now

    “Gosh, this Hussan Obama guy is kicking McCain’s ass! And our guys a war hero! WTF?! Hey Jeff, put some more pour homme on the corpse…erm…sorry candidate, he’s starting to reek. So, what will we do? Anyone?”

    A hand goes up

    “Well, you know how Americans are really against intelligent, sorry…LIBERAL people? Why not play on that, and rather than use our WAR HERO, let’s nominate a woman, ’cause like that Hillary Clinton was a woman, and people liked her. Let’s make our woman not smart, and let’s make her a Hockey/soccer mom!”

    “YEAH! BADASS!”
    “great idea!”
    “Nice one Condi, pity your black!”

    I mean, to be honest, if I was a voter in a country of 300 mil people, apparently the world’s remaining superpower, I’d look at the world around me.

    If I want to be a lawyer (who is responsible for the future of at most, 1 person at a time), I have to have good grades,

    if I want to be a doctor (who may be responsible for a few lives at a time), I need amazing grades!

    If I want to be an astronaut, (who is responsible for a few lives and billions of dollars of equipment) I need amazing grades, excellent health, a complete background check etc.

    But if I want to be VP, going on to President when McCain dies in like 4 months or whatever, I need to bad mouth intelligence and play on ignorance and fear and just be a “hockey mom”?!!!!
    WTF!,
    You’d think you may want an intelligent person in Power. After all, compared to the few lives an astronaut is responsible for, it’s not like a President can cause the deaths of say, a million Iraqis or anything. Nor is there much scientific evidence…

    (This is sarcasm, for all you hockey mums out there)

    that more intelligence, educated people are more likely to be less corrupt, more thoughtful and more considerate of the consequences of their actions, or any of the myriad other things education and intelligence assist with. No, we really need a hockey mum who loves eating at the trough and bans books.

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    Faye88 Says:

    I forgot to add this link to my earlier post. A friend sent it to me and it is quite funny and educational.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLuqxXwG4nE

    Ava @ 09/11/2008 at 3:34 am
    *******************************
    Yes, Matt did attend Harvard. It’s common knowledge. He dropped out to pursue his acting career.

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    melissa Says:

    Actors & Singers need to STAY OUT of Poltics!

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    priscilla Says:

    i will never watch a movie of his ever again. what i really need to know is if we have people like matt voting this election then this election is a joke. PLEASE DONT VOTE MATT, the last thing we need is someone like you voting made with false pretenses. if you don’t know anything about her, stop watching t.v. and look stuff up. and about books… i guess you thought they’ve been banned because obviously you have not read any. PLEASE do yourself a favor, matt, and educate yourself before you open your mouth! you think obama and biden are a better ticket? wow… just.. wow.

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    Faye88 Says:

    melissa @ 09/11/2008 at 4:01 am
    Actors & Singers need to STAY OUT of Poltics!
    ******************************************
    Are you being equal opportunity with your comment or is it just for any actor who supports a Democrat for office? You might recall that the Republicans not only use them for support, but tend to get actors elected to office. (Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Fred Grandy – who was Gopher on the Love Boat) And who can forget Charlton Heston as the great Republican spokesman for the right to bear arms.

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    Julien Says:

    Today, following the video of Matt Damon’s interview that I saw on here, I’ve realized that Sarah Palin might one day be president of the United States…MLIC
    http://mylifeiscrap.com

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    jackh Says:

    there were no dinosaurs 4,000 years ago….more like 65 million years ago, but being off by 1625000% isn’t really smarter than believing in intelligent design.

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    REPUBLICAN go down Says:

    yes he is an actor,but he is a citizen of the united states of america thus he has a FULL SOVEREIGNTY and FREEDOM to talk about politics. on the other hands palin would make a good dsiney movies i guess.. next disney sensation,yeeahh

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    hal Says:

    Who is Matt Damon?

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    xxxxxxxx Says:

    hollywood is eeeeeeeeeeevil…..

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    Noelle Says:

    I am in total agreement with Matt Damon. He is stating out loud what a lot of people are thinking. Face it, before Palin was picked to be McCain’s running mate, all the Republican Party did was call into question Obama’s experience. Well now the Republicans go and pick someone with significantly less experience than Obama and instead of other Republicans calling his decision into question, they praise him and put others down for even questioning how irresponsible a choice McCain has made. Palin is not a good VP choice, others in her home state and party have been quoted as saying this.

    Secondly, this whole talk about Matt being sexist is ridiculous. Just because he does not agree that Palin should not be Vice President does not mean that he’s a woman hater. I’m a woman and I think that Palin was an awful VP choice. If McCain wanted a woman VP, there were more qualified female Republicans out there that he could have chosen. It angers me that there are women out there that would vote for McCain/Palin solely on the fact that Palin is a woman. That’s the real ignorance.

    Thirdly, those people that state that Matt Damon should keep his opinions to himself and stick to movies need to get off of their high horses. I highly doubt that any of you making these claims graduated college with a political science degree. All of us on here are arm chair political scientist. We all read and watch the same news and base our opinions on what has been stated in the media. I’m sure that Matt Damon has done the same thing and if he hasn’t, so what? There are tons of people out here spewing out their points of views without ever looking up the facts. Simply living in America gives you a right to complain about the state of this nation. It sucks right now. The economy is in shambles. Our armies are stretched thin. All of this under the guidance of a so-called “good old American boy whose here for the people.” Well obviously Bush hasn’t been listening to the people because we’ve been saying for the last 4 years “bring out troops home” but to no avail.

    Lastly, Matt is correct we as Americans should be scared because all of Palin’s policies are extreme. She wants to go out there and fight the entire world. She wants to set the women’s liberation movement back a million years and take away our rights to choose. Just like she had the right to choose that she have a child with down syndrome, any other woman should have the right to choose what she does with her body and her life. The government should have no say in that. If you want to vote Republican do that, but don’t do it because you’re being faithful to the party or because Palin is “just a hockey mom” do it because you feel as though these two individuals are qualified to do the job and they bring the best ideas to the table.

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    wounded squirrel Says:

    if you say it enough it comes true , america is not respected america is not respected america is not respected ..geeeeeee…. i wonder where i hear ALL this negativity coming from oh thats right the MEDIA and the LEFT…and right here in this thread !…..very optomistic there LIBERS … YOU DEFEATISTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE TEARING AMERICA APART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :-(

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    ralph Says:

    Matt Damon is an idiot. He says he doesn’t know anything about her, and that’s what makes him scared??? What??? And he said that McCain has a 1 in 3 chance of dying? Actuarial tables can certainly be modified, and that one was probably done by someone who obviously does not favor McCain.

    Matt, shut the hell up. All you will do is turn everyone off from Obama. Don’t forget what happened in 2004.

    These Hollywood actors are not even educated, and yet they use their ‘famous’ status to vent their political beliefs. Fortunately, most people see through it (see Kerry in 2004).

  541. 541
    iseeyou Says:

    Obama has written 890 bills, cosponsored over 1,000 more.

    -Obama passed legislation with Republican Senator Jim Talent to give gas stations a tax credit for installing E85 ethanol refueling pumps. The tax credit covers 30 percent of the costs of switching one or more traditional petroleum pumps to E85, which is an 85 percent ethanol/15 percent gasoline blend.

    -After a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.

    -His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent.

    -Obama created the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families in 2000 and successfully sponsored a measure to make the credit permanent in 2003. The law offered about $105 million in tax relief over three years.

    -Obama joined forces with former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-IL) to pass the toughest campaign finance law in Illinois history. The legislation banned the personal use of campaign money by Illinois legislators and banned gifts from lobbyists. Before the law was passed, one organization ranked Illinois worst among 50 states for its campaign finance regulations.

    -As a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan.

    -He traveled to Russia with Republican **** Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world.

    -Obama has been a leading advocate for protecting the right to vote, helping to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act and leading the opposition against discriminatory barriers to voting.

    - In the U.S. Senate, Obama introduced the STOP FRAUD Act to increase penalties for mortgage fraud and provide more protections for low-income homebuyers, well before the current subprime crisis began.

    -Obama sponsored legislation to combat predatory payday loans, and he also was credited with lobbied the state to more closely regulate some of the most egregious predatory lending practices.

    -Barack Obama introduced the Patriot Employer Act of 2007 to provide a tax credit to companies that maintain or increase the number of full-time workers in America relative to those outside the US; maintain their corporate headquarters in America; pay decent wages; prepare workers for retirement; provide health insurance; and support employees who serve in the military.

    -Obama worked to pass a number of laws in Illinois and Washington to improve the health of women. His accomplishments include creating a task force on cervical cancer, providing greater access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, and helping improve prenatal and premature birth services.

    -Obama has introduced and helped pass bipartisan legislation to limit the abuse of no-bid federal contracts.

    -Obama and Senator Feingold (D-WI) took on both parties and proposed ethics legislation that was described as the “gold standard” for reform. It was because of their leadership that ending subsidized corporate jet travel, mandating disclosure of lobbyists’ bundling of contributions, and enacting strong new restrictions of lobbyist-sponsored trips became part of the final ethics bill that was signed into law.

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    vballmom Says:

    Matt needs to use his voice to help people, he has no business in politics. It is not his arena. He should use his millions for a worthwhile cause. This could hurt his career, there are several actors I refuse to support because they have voiced their views. I just added him to my list, stinks though he is actually talented!

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    terrifying: damons intellect Says:

    instead of educating himself about sarah palin and her political history, matt damon sits in his liberal armchair and whines about how much he DOESN’T know and DOESN’T understand. he thinks himself an informed voter??? hes just the opposite. it makes little sense to support or vote for one person without educating yourself about the other!! these dems are so close-minded it makes me sick. their allegience to their demi-god obama is so strong that it outweighs common sense.

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    ugh Says:

    obama is an ass!

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    JD Says:

    These wacko Hollyweird lefties just can’t help themselves. They try to show intelligence and relavance with their political statements, but end up showing their ignorance. Go back to doing you idiotic movies Matt and be glad people pay good money to see your sophmoric acting abilities.

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    OBAMA IS A DORK Says:

    Obama’s First Law Known As ‘Google For Government’

    Was it about Healtcare? no no no
    Was it about lower taxes? no no no
    Was it about foreign policy? no no no

    What next, is he going to recommend his cabinet and all the members of congress sign up on facebook?

    OBAMA is a superficial egomaniac.

    Why do you think he did not chose Hillary as a running mate?
    I can’t stomach not having the spot light.

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    cl Says:

    Lol…he doesn’t even know what Putin does these days! That just made me laugh so hard I was crying! Please Matt, give us your uniformed opinion (that you probably got from George Clooney!)

    It is funny how these celebrities just forget where they come from. They have totally lost base with Middle America! Sorry you have millions of dollars to give to the less fortunate! But I went to school for a long time to get my graduate degree and I have worked my butt off for the things I have now and it is NOT FAIR to take from MY 401 k to give to other people or to tax me to death just b/c I have a two income family!

    Unlike you Matt Damon, my husband and I actually work all day! Believe me…when we make our millions I will be more than happy to donate lots more of my money to the less fortunate but right now I am just trying to provide for MY family and do the best I can!!! So please shut up and go back to pretending you are someone else!!!!

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    Teresa Says:

    Who cares what Matt Damon or any other actor/actress has to say about politics? They act like bratty little toddlers and jump on the Obama bandwagon. George Clooney’s helping his campaign and the founder of Facebook is involved as well. Why can’t they stay in Hollywood and out of Washington DC? Just because they act, doesn’t mean we want to hear what they in particular have to say concerning politics.

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    andamentothat Says:

    Matt, we love you as an actor.. but seriously if you dont know anything about Palin, then learn. Thats what an educated voter does. Please dont impose your views on others.. let them do their homework too.

    You are honorable in your charitable ways and I am sure have a good reason for supporting your candidate but being mean to the opponent (actually the VP candidate) is flawed. Would you have said anything if Bobby Jindal was the VP candidate.. or are you elitist (you are from Harvard , she is from Univ of Idaho thing) because with three daughters, you cant be sexist, can you?

    Scared of women in high places much???

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    Ricardo Says:

    I would like to know what Matt thinks of Obama as president since his view is that anyone with no experience should not be president. Or is he like all the other mindless drones who have jump on a popular bandwagon.

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    lasmoocha Says:

    Like I’m going to listen to this constipated ****… ha ha, yeah……. STFU.

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    CHenelle Says:

    Matt can say whatever he wants just like you all have done….. This election is about the issues…… McCain nor Palin ever talk about their plans for our nation to get us back on track, they are so wack,,,, As a woman myself, I am happy for Palin but she is on the wrong ticket. The Republican party has jacked this country up, and now they are trying to jack it up even more by using Palin as a distraction,,,, yes we want women in these positions in the future, but we want them on the right side, the side where the issues matter. People need to wake up, just because she is a woman doesnt mean that she is right. Buts thats okay because if Mccain and Palin win, i will be the first to rub it all in every republican face when they take this country all the way under and then im moving to another country….lol…..! Obama-Biden 08′ & 12′

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    pp Says:

    #539 Wounded squirrel
    I’m sorry – it’s not just the media pushing this view. A lot of people OS (in countries who I would say are allies of USA) have sadly come to not respect America’s government.
    True!
    And when I read some of the nonsensical & one-eyed posts on here, it sure doesn’t help the image you are presenting to the world.
    Why do you think Obama got such a huge reception in Germany? Because so many non-Americans hope for a change for the better too! Do you think the whole world is dumb?

  554. 554
    pmoo Says:

    And what do we know about any of them? The way to win an argument is to show what is wrong with the opponent’s stances, not name calling. Besides, this election about examining the presidential candidate’s views. Finally, who died and put Matt Damon in charge of absurdity? He makes a living pretending to be someone else – not exactly rocket science.

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    dan Says:

    I love how everyone is saying ‘oh he is just an actor he should stick to acting.” Yeah but he is a human being above all else, therefore he has and should rightfully have an opinion. The word Republican makes me ill to my stomach……I hope the party goes down in flames. No more fictitious war on terror, the only terror are the people who have held office for the last eight years……Sarah Palin is an idiot, trying to tell the world about moral authority, go home and help your pregnant daughter……maybe if there was sex education is classrooms your little ho wouldn’t have got pregnant at such a young age…..

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    lylian Says:

    andamentothat @ 09/11/2008 at 9:23 am

    Scared of women in high places much???

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    Cant speak for Matt D being scared of women in high places but I’m a woman and I’m scared of Sarah Palin as a possible president. A woman who preaches no birth control – as if it is the only solution – only her own daughter didn’t quite get the teachings. A woman who has so much ambitions that she chooses to run for VP rather then spend time bonding with her baby, whom she left in the care of someone else -(yes she did and I don’t care if it is grandma or dad) rather then take care of him herself at 3 days old, a woman who talks about being a hockey mum, putting family first who VERY CLEARLY PUTS HER OWN SON LAST.

    As a foreigner I’m scared of Sarah Palin being president of a nation whose idea of overseas travel is Canada and Hawaii and OK, may be Mexico. I’m not convinced she understands the intricacies of finance and what American debt is doing to its own people – because she has been governor to Alaska and supported the bridge to nowhere.

    I’m afraid of an America that Bush has promoted and Sarah will probably carry on. The world is tired of Bush, America is tired of BUSH but, obviously not enough.

    Hey, my life is OK, even if Sarah stuffs up the American economy with the ultimate american panacea – more tax cuts for the rich. MY country provides me with good health care, good education, good social services, good public transportation. I live near China and near India. We will be OK.

    But man, I’m sorry sorry sorry for my American friends who have retired on an American pension or trying to make ends meet on that pension.

  557. 557
    Gina Says:

    A RESPONSE TO ACTOR, MATT DAMON …

    MATT …

    You’re just an actor, and everyone knows that you and Ben Afflick have been in the tank for Obma, even before Palin came along. Your lines are written for you, just like a speech writer creates the lines for Obama.
    A director tells you what to do each moment . Make-up people and costurme designers work on your
    appearance. Other than that, you’re just like anybody else, except you seem to think that since you’re
    a manufactured celebrity, your opinion means more, but it doesn’t.

    QUESTION:
    IS PALIN QUALIFIED COMPARED TO OBAMA ?

    ANSWER:
    http://townhall.com/blog/g/cba8713c-ef73-4ebc-aa5e-bc53e6596e2a&comments=true

    Once again … if you compare McCain/Palin’s track record with Obama/Biden’s, it’s no contest. McCain/Palin are a hundred times more qualified to lead this country. McCain/Palin show scores of actual achievements and solid service to America, while once again, Obama’s track record is one of excessive absences from his responsibilities, and all talk with no actual experience, or contributions to America.
    Like Governor Palin has pointed out … Obama had the time to write two memoirs, but never wrote one piece of significant legislation … not even when he was in the state legislature. Regarding earmarks, and the economy … If Obama gets elected, his irresponsible and clueless ideas for shifting America’s wealth would turn the U.S.A. into a third world country, with businesses laying off employees to keep their doors open. Obama’s ideas for national security would de-fang America and make us weak, putting us at the mercy of the world’s tyrants.

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    Ric Says:

    Matt: Keep it up you moron. NO ONE takes you seriously anymore. You are such a fack. Jason Bourne YOU’RE NOT.

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    Susan Says:

    No gives a crap what you think. You are the ugliest leading man Hollywood has ever put in the movies. The only reason why you get roles is because Hollywood is ultra liberal and they like the garbage that comes out of your mouth. What do you know about a decent woman- you married a bartender with a kid- give me a break! I will take the “Disney” woman anyday over the gutteral company that you keep!

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    Rubsy Bailes Says:

    This from a guy who never even considered voting until Kerry ran in 2004. What a dolt and the lefties just suck this up like baby formula. Wait till McCain/Palin win because there will be a great unhinging come November 5th. Middle America will determine the winner, not California and I love to say this but Palin’s NRA roots will play with white voters the same way Hillary did when she beat Obama in Ohio, Pa., Michigan, Florida and so many other vital states. The more idiots like Damon froth at the mouth the more our side loves it. Keep beating her up just like you nitwits beat up Hillary.

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    b Says:

    Why is he condemned for expressing his opinion? Geez it’s not as if you have to vote for his chosen candidate…………It’s an opinion!

    Palin reminds me of Australia’s Pauline Hanson. If she had been voted into government, Australia would have been a laughing stock to the rest of the world (one of her solutions to shortage of funds was to print more money) and as an Australian I still quiver at the thought. Thank goodness common sense prevailed.

    BUT (and this is off topic), the story of Palin not having a passport until recently…..well all I can say is, how could someone deny themselves the experience of seeing the world, other cultures? It’s an education in itself. But that’s just my opinion.

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    Mary Says:

    I WISH MORE PEOPLE WERE GOT THERE SAYING THE VERY THINGS MATT IS SAYING

    IT’S BEYOND ME AND SO COMPLETELY SCARY.

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    andamentothat Says:

    lylian @ 09/11/2008 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for your response Lylian.. I have read your views in the past on other threads and I find you to be a very level headed person and you are certainly entitled to your reservations about a lady who just gave birth to take on the vice presidency (no she is not running for the pres)..

    But the issue here is slightly different.. its Matt Damon using his celebrity status to speak for his preferred candidate and speaking against someone who is not even running for the post he thinks she will inherit. He can do his homework and then logically point out why he is against her, not some sexist form of can you imagine she has to face Putin thing.. Thats perfectly acceptable. I am sure he wouldnt have said its absurd if Bobby Jindal was picked.

    She may not have an impressive passport as many of us, true but to say that she cannot hold her own is unfair. Look up her creds and if she is not what you want then by all means vote for someone else..

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    gie Says:

    MATT DAMON SHOULD JUST STICK TO MAKING MOVIES OR WHATEVER!JUST A PIECE OF ADVISE MATT – KNOW FIRST THE CANDIDATE BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING ELSE, KNOW THE ISSUES, EXPERIENCE, BELIEFS BEFORE YOU SAY ANYTHING OR IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT YOU. I USED TO BE A FAN , NOT ANYMORE…..JUST SAME OLD HOLLYWOOD WORLDY DEMEANOR…NOTHING NEW. I JUST AM SO SAD FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR DAUGHTERS. WE HAVE A GOD WHO NEVER SLEEPS AND SOMEDAY THIS PEOPLE ARE GONNA GET IT, BELIEVE ME….MATT DAMON IS SO OVER!

  565. 565
    Amber Says:

    Thanks so much for the lecture Matt-.While we are on the subject, do you know what is more absurd? Celebrities, “actors” if you will-who read the words and play the characters conceived by the imagination of others- because they are surrounded by “yes people” begin to think any regular person would assign any significance or importance to your opinions or “convictions.” Especially something as critical as a U.S. Presidential Election. Do you really think that if I have concerns or issues, I am going to rely on an actor for edification? Please do not allow yourself to become as grandiose and delusional as some of your fellow actors. While you are certainly brighter and more original than say, a Brad Pitt, it remains true that you are where you are in life largely due to your genetics- which were donated and not earned. Vote for whom ever you choose Mr. Damon, but do not pose as some erudite and superior citizen of the United States, who laments the rest of us Hillbillies being duped by an inexperienced imposter. How interesting that you selected a woman candidate to express your cosmopolitan and esteemed view point. I am quite sure that is a mere coincidence. I have a suggestion, Matt. Do something that you can really tackle or control- such as getting your wife’s overbite repaired. Either that or kindly obtain her a part as one of those cute talking beavers in the next sequel of The Chronicles of Narnia.

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    Republican Hypocrites!!!! Says:

    Oh you republicans are such hypocrites.. actors should keep their political views to themselves, what do actors know, they are paid liars, actors even the educated ones are stupid.. shut up actors..

    and then you dedicate a large portion of your convention to..

    Ronald Regan!!

    One thing you can ALWAYS count on from the Republicans..

    Being hypocrites!!! ALWAYS!!!!

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    Original jpf Says:

    Actors/Celeb’s just like Matt Damon…..Should they have shut up and stayed out of politics too?

    Notice everyone one of them are Republicans. I bring that one up since it seems those who have a problem with Matt Damon being a celeb/actor excercising his constitutional right as a citizen “no matter his profession” would like to conclude that it’s only non-Repub’s dipping into the political pool. If he were praising Sarah Palin you’d have no problem with a thing and in fact you’d be calling him a great American.

    Clint Eastwood……Actor-Director-Producer-Composer-Republican Mayor Santa Barbara California

    Arnold Schwarzenegger………….Bodybuilder-Actor-Producer-Republican Governor California

    Fred Thompson…Republican Senator Tennesse….became Actor….returned to politics as candidate for President as Republican 2008 election but dropped out.

    Sonny Bono………….Producer-Singer-Actor-Mayor Palm Springs-Republican Congressman 44th district California..

    Ronald Reagan……..Actor-Governor California-President of United States.

    Fred Grandy…..Actor-Republican Congressman 4th & 5th district Iowa

  568. 568
    Quinn Says:

    The thing is, he’s right… Republicans don’t believe in Dinosaurs and they want to instill marshal law… It’s a very scary thing to think about Palin becoming President.

  569. 569
    caper Says:

    Matt Damon is a blithering idiot who is now showing how he really feels about the average american who has made him rich by going to see his movies.

    According to him regular folks are just too stupid to know whats going on or be in a position of responsibility. You have to be a Washington insider to run the country. I thought Obamaniacs were all about changing that.

  570. 570
    Rhonda Says:

    I agree with Matt. A vote for McCain is a vote for a repeat of the last eight years, look at the voting records. It does not matter what title Putin has now, its the point that Matt made that needs to be considered.
    I think Clinton should run as an independant and shake up the entire process.

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    Mr.Mike Says:

    Matt Dumbman backed Odumba while he was in office for LESS than 2 years. And Palin “facing down” Putin? I’d put my money on Palin in a “heartbeat”. Odumba would send Putin a card and some flowers! The card would read, “I’m so sorry that I made you mad. Please take Alaska back as a token of my sincerity.”

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    jen Says:

    #525! your assessments are completely correct, couldn’t have said it better myself

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    Joe Says:

    AMEN MATT DAMON. TALKING SENSE. HE IS AS QUALIFIED AS ANYONE ELSE TO EXPRESS HIS OPINION. HE WAS OBVIOUSLY ASKED HIS OPINION AND HE GAVE IT. ALL YOU PUPPETS ON HERE SHOULD RELAX AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT. BUT DONT FORGET THE REST OF THE WORLD IS LAUGHING AT YOU AMERICA. JOHN MCCAINS PICK AS VP IS A SICK JOKE, BUT NO DOUBT AMERICANS WILL FALL FOR IT. THE MOST POLITICALLY ILLITERATE POPULATION IN THE WESTERN WORLD!

    IN A WAY IT WOULD BE KINDA FUNNY IF MCCAIN/PALIN GOT ELECTED. THAT WAY WE CAN ALL WATCH AMERICANS WHINGING AFTER ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF MISMANAGEMENT. WELL DONE AMERICA………LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD. ON THE OTHER HAND ITS NOT SO FUNNY AS WHAT YOU PEOPLE DO AFFECTS THE REST OF US AND WE HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM YOUR AWFUL CHOICES FOR TOO TOO LONG.

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    Genevieve Says:

    Damn, did he just get hot or what. *Drool*

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    LOL Hypocrites!!!! Says:

    To all the people who just blasted Matt for calling Putin a president.. kick yourself in the ass and call yourself a dumb ass.

    If you watch the tape he said no such thing.

    And he brings up some good points.

    The thing is since you personally have the right to mouth off ridiculous comments based on emotion vs fact and feel self righteous about it.. then Matt can to.

    And people will give Matt a hard time but Matt is actually pretty informed for an actor. Involved in humanitarian efforts globally..he travels more than Sarah Palin has.. he knows world issues better than Palin.. he knows the opinion of America in other areas of the world and how bottom of the barrel we look with Bush as our leader for the past 8 years.

    So he might actually know more than you perhaps..imagine that!!! WOW!

    And I always find it amusing when actors support the candidate that is going to tax the hell out of them while giving the excess to me.. its like payback for all the movie tickets I purchased. Thank you actors and democrats.

    If people can say Chuck Norris is dialed in (good lord almighty help us) and then bash Matt Damon.. that is hypocrisy? No?

  576. 576
    Ava fact check sweetheart Says:

    fact check is your friend Ava especially in the age of the internet.. and it can make you look smarter even if you are not.

    Matt Damon did go to Harvard..he dropped out 12 credits shy of graduation to pursue acting.. he was raised by a college professor.. dinner table discussions were more than just pass the meatloaf.

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    Lauren Says:

    Next time you feel the need to bash someone to the world and want to go on tv to bad mouth them you should talk about an actor. You at least have a little experience in that area. Unless you have some political experience that you just haven’t shared yet. I used to like you as an actor but you’re just like all those other celebrities who think they all need to share their views just right before the election. You go to a few rock the vote campaigns and you suddenly think that your opinion is the one that everyone wants to hear. Just keep your unjust remarks to yourself.

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    manson lamps or high strung Says:

    manson lamps or high strung lap dog.. I can’t exactly pin point the proper description for the psychotic look Palin gets in her eyes.. but it is scary.

    And she is not Vice President material and sure as hell not ready to step up and be President..not even after grooming or coaching from the republicans.

    The republicans forget that they are supposed to fight for and protect and lead ALL Americans.. not just the ones who believe exactly as they do(ultra conservative, shoot an endangered animal while driving my hummer, smoking a cuban cigar,handing out money o my rich oil buddies, while dictating how the less fortunate should just stop wining and take care of themselves..you don’t approve of me here is some “stimulus” money (bribe) buy yourself something nice hypocrites). They are supposed to help and provide opportunites for the people who are NOT a part of their gated communities and who do not play golf with them on Saturday morning.

    Country First my ASS..
    McCain/Palin’s slogan should be Country Club First.

  579. 579
    Lloyd F. Scott Says:

    was Matt insinuating a similar thing about Obama?

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    same to you Lauren Says:

    Just keep your unjust remarks to yourself.

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    DJS Says:

    Hey all of you ***holes on here that think Matt Damon or any other actor doesn’t have a right to share their opinion, shut the **** up already!!!! Yes he’s an actor, but he’s still an American. Everyone is making Palin the only issue. She’s not actually running for president. It’s the broken down old man that thinks he’s entitled to be president because he fought in a war. Millions of men have fought in wars for our country, but that does not mean they are all qualified to run our country. The man is as old as dirt and he’ll be dead soon. When he dies, we’ll be stuck with a soccer (oops hockey) mom for president. Just because she’s a working mom does not mean she’s qualified either. Some of the soccer moms I have met are nuts and out of touch anyway. Most of you short sighted dip****s would vote for Paris Hilton if she ran for president!!! All of you who think 8 more years of Bush’s crap is going to make this country better are insane.

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    Wackygen Says:

    Sorry gang, but all I see when I look at Matt Damon is the Team America: World Police movie with his likeness saying “Maaaaatt Daaaamuuuun”. I can’t possibly take him seriously. He’s an actor anyway. All the world is his stage. He’ll say what ever about whom ever to get in the spotlight. Same with the rest of Hollywood. Think any of the political machine in DC would even waste their time to point out the latest in method acting techniques to “Maaaaatt Daaaamuuuun”?

  583. 583
    galloway Says:

    Little known, or little discussed fact: Obama and Biden both voted FOR the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska (a project Sarah Palin did kill pissing off the AK GOP mafia) and then Obama and Biden voted AGAINST an amendment that would allow the Bridge To Nowhere funds to be diverted to Katrina relief efforts to rebuild the very crucial I-10 twin span bridge that connects East NOLA to the rest of the world.

    Way to kill a city Obama.

    Ask Brangelina…they know.

  584. 584
    hopeful Says:

    Firstly,

    Why should an actor’s opinion on a Presidential/VP pick be discredited. They have voting rights just like everybody else.

    Also, women fought for the right to vote. In respect to the struggle, as a female, I will place my vote for the ticket that I feel is best suited to direct the country (not just for today, but also for the future). I will not vote for a woman just because I’m a woman. (That’s just a sexist as those who complain about allege sexism towards Palin).

    In addition, if she’s so prepared to handle our world affairs, why is she being handle with soft gloves. With everything that is known about Palin, I still don’t see what makes her so qualified (kinds of discredits all the other harworking Republicans that have dedicated their life to service). Why not Palin… Question is – why Palin?

  585. 585
    ddv Says:

    Well, there you have it. Because some Hollywood pretty boy, who has questionable morals and limited intelligence says it, I guess we should listen. Go back to Hollywood, make your millions of dollars and leave the voting to those of us who live in the real world!!

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    BIG daddy Says:

    Who really cares what he thinks. We don’t know anything about Matt Damon either, but that doesn’t stop him from making good movies and bad. I wish the stupid news media would stop interviewing actors and actors and I wish the public would stop caring what they think.

  587. 587
    Chrissy Says:

    I seriously don’t get him!! She has WAY MORE experience then Obama!!
    I still can’t even believe Obama has made it as far as he has with the tiny experience he has. Either Damon knows that and he’s scared or he’s as dumb as he looks.
    It’s funny how a mother of 5 can scare so many libs!! lol love it!

  588. 588
    galloway Says:

    Little known, or little discussed fact: Those fatcat execs in charge at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will receive millions each in severance packages. They were….appointed by Clinton and those employment contracts are…. ironclad. So when Obama call for Republicans to do the right thing re: those execs…he’s calling out to the wrong people.

    Also, these two quasi-governmental entities have billions in a line of credit with the US Treasury, don’t pay corporate taxes and have cost the taxpayers over $10 billion a year in hidden benefits. So when Sarah Palin says they are too expensive and burden to American taxpayers, she is….absolutely right. (Ariana Huffington needs to read a book occasionally.)

  589. 589
    galloway Says:

    Celebrity endorsements are the ‘gift’ that just keeps on giving to the John McCain campaign.

    More please!

  590. 590
    btnwuanme Says:

    You guys are such HYPOCRITES!!! You always have something negative to say when a celebrity speaks on politics ‘they need to stick to acting’ but guess what just like YOU all have your opinions on the presidential candidates, the celebrites do too. They just have the opportunity unlike you all to verbalize their opinions on air. So to say that they need to stick to acting, is stupid. we are all allowed to have our opinions and because certain celebrties may not share the same view as you, is why you all have such a problem with them voicing it. I bet if there were a ton of celebrities praising Palin, you hypocrites wouldnt be saying, oh they need to stick to acting. STOP THE HATE!!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH LIVES!!!

  591. 591
    the truth Says:

    I can’t believe how racist this country is!!! Mc Cain electing Palin was a political move. He new he could reclaim the white vote. Don’t be stupid because the moves he play on this country he must think the vast majority are senseless. John Mc Cain knows how we think!!! He knows how to say the write words to make our race not vote for Obama…Lets behonest if Obama was white he would be winning by a land slide!!! I can’t believe you idiots think that John Mc Cain is the right choice. Are you guys listening to what he saying. He wants WAR..A war that cost billions of dollars a month. How can a billion dollar war a month help our economy!!!!! Come on you guys don’t be stupid..Look beyond race..Dang he has a white mother but no one cares cause he has dark skin..I hate this racist country!!!! And most of the people blogging on this site live in small towns. Because people in real cities are use to diversity. Get over it!!!Republicans are liars. What have the african american race did to us that bad that it’s so much hatered for them. To behonest and no one wants to say this it’s every race against them. It’s setup for them to loose..They protect Palin but attack Obama and his family and his wife..

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    galloway Says:

    Maybe Matt Damon isn’t a dumb blonde…maybe he agrees with Obama’s politics…

    http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=NDZiMjkwMDczZWI5ODdjOWYxZTIzZGIyNzEyMjE0ODI=

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    voe Says:

    2 # 591

    And Obama picking Biden isn’t a political move?

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    MIchele Says:

    I wish celebrities would just STFU! They’re all stupidly dangerous! They open their mouths because they know their fans will listen – well educate yourselves and stop bashing people because they think differently…. an opinion is that an opinion and if I don’t agree that doesn’t make me stupid… Matt you’re an idiot! I used to like you but you can go F*** yourself… continue making babies and keep yourself locked in your house… no one cares about your sorry a**!

  595. 595
    reagan was an actor Says:

    oh the hypocrisy!!

    America is racist.. yep! Instead of embracing change and morals they will use their newfound internet talent to spread rumors..

    America is stupid.. getting more so every day.. they actually believe the false ads and internet rumors.

    America is becoming more and more segregated by income.. rich are richer and the poor are poorer and the middle class are becoming poor.

    We are a joke to the world..idiots with guns and military might without anyone intelligent behind the wheel. Saying do as we say not as we do.

    We are even bigger targets now to terrorists since we illegally started a war in Iraq. Could we have proven their point about us anymore than that bone headed move?

    And if we elect someone who will continue the stupidity then we have everything that is coming to us.. lets all bask in it… complete failure is awaiting us..dive right in.. Sarah even used tax payer money to warm the seats for us.. asses feel so much better watching a hockey game when toasty!!

    4 more year of Bush..sounds lovely and a new and improved Cheney.. a pretty face with Manson lamps ready to shoot you in the face with a shotgun..much better than Cheney.. :)

  596. 596
    Original jpf Says:

    ATTENITON:

    Caper
    Mr.Mike
    Wackygen
    Amber
    gie
    andamentothat
    Rubsy Bailes
    Susan
    ric
    Gina
    pmoo
    lasmoocha
    Ricardo
    Teresa
    cl
    JD

    …….and the rest of you who love to b itch about celebrities voicing their opinion but hate it when your b itching gets tossed back at ya in the form of facts you can’t argue with.

    ps…..there’s a serious sad irony here. We’ve got so-called Americans who want to deny another of their basic right of freedom of speech, and do it based on nothing but the ignorant mindset that because of their profession, they lose they should be denied their righ as an American. You love to wave the flag of freedom the highest, and you love being the first ones to shout the loudest at even the most fant appearence that *their* freedom is being denied.

    Well the truth is, you’re the worst kind of hypocrite; you’re the American who now says “I believe in your rights until I don’t like them” when it once was….I MIGHT NOT LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY, BUT I WILL FIGHT TO THE DEATH FOR YOUR RIGHT TO SAY IT.

    Now once again, lets get a Celeb & Politics lesson.

    Actors/Celeb’s just like Matt Damon…..Should they have shut up and stayed out of politics too?

    Notice everyone one of them are Republicans. I bring that one up since it seems those who have a problem with Matt Damon being a celeb/actor excercising his constitutional right as a citizen “no matter his profession” would like to conclude that it’s only non-Repub’s dipping into the political pool. If he were praising Sarah Palin you’d have no problem with a thing and in fact you’d be calling him a great American.

    Clint Eastwood……Actor-Director-Producer-Composer-Republican Mayor Santa Barbara California

    Arnold Schwarzenegger………….Bodybuilder-Actor-Producer-Republican Governor California

    Fred Thompson…Republican Senator Tennesse….became Actor….returned to politics as candidate for President as Republican 2008 election but dropped out.

    Sonny Bono………….Producer-Singer-Actor-Mayor Palm Springs-Republican Congressman 44th district California..

    Ronald Reagan……..Actor-Governor California-President of United States.

    Fred Grandy…..Actor-Republican Congressman 4th & 5th district Iowa

  597. 597
    shelly reynolds Says:

    WHILE YOU MAY NOT BE INTENDING TO:
    I think most of you are very rude. Yall are being very inconsiderate to the fact that this example of FREEDOM OF SPEECH, is what makes America so awesome. Not only did Matt attend Harvard, granted he did not finish his degree, but he is making a personal statement on a very IMPORTANT subject. This election AFFECTS EVERYONE, including actors.
    It is good that people have different opinions, however!!!! Instead of attacking and insulting someone bc of their personal belief. Either keep your 2 cents or debate their opinion using FACTS, not emotions. Save yourself the time and try not to look like someone who needs angermanagement. its good you care about this, you should, but be an adult. THIS IS AN ADULT MATTER. this election is crucial.

    I’m voting third party btw… i don’t care for Obama or McCain. Too bad america makes most of its opinions based off of our “super accurate” media. WAY TO GO GUYS. 5 CORPS to feed us what they will.

    GO RON PAUL. =( who btw did not get media coverage because he ran as an independent. a good place to maybe see where he is coming from google AM 1360 see what these people said on 9/10/08
    listen to both sides no matter if you are a donkey or an elephant. BE YOU, get the information from both sides and make an EDUCATED decision. its okay if others do not feel the same as you. Dont take it personal.

    Matt Damon is human… treat him like one. Be the Bigger person.

  598. 598
    shelly reynolds Says:

    WHILE YOU MAY NOT BE INTENDING TO:
    I think most of you are very rude. Yall are being very inconsiderate to the fact that this example of FREEDOM OF SPEECH, is what makes America so awesome. Not only did Matt attend Harvard, granted he did not finish his degree, but he is making a personal statement on a very IMPORTANT subject. This election AFFECTS EVERYONE, including actors.
    It is good that people have different opinions, however!!!! Instead of attacking and insulting someone bc of their personal belief. Either keep your 2 cents or debate their opinion using FACTS, not emotions. Save yourself the time and try not to look like someone who needs angermanagement. its good you care about this, you should, but be an adult. THIS IS AN ADULT MATTER. this election is crucial.

    I’m voting third party btw… i don’t care for Obama or McCain. Too bad america makes most of its opinions based off of our “super accurate” media. WAY TO GO GUYS. 5 CORPS to feed us what they will.

    GO RON PAUL. =( who btw did not get media coverage because he ran as an independent. a good place to maybe see where he is coming from google AM 1360 see what these people said on 9/10/08
    listen to both sides no matter if you are a donkey or an elephant. BE YOU, get the information from both sides and make an EDUCATED decision. its okay if others do not feel the same as you. Dont take it personal.

    Matt Damon is human… treat him like one. Be the Bigger person.

  599. 599
    LiberalDems Says:

    The liberal dems are so frustrated a woman stole Obama’s thunder. Had he picked Hillary he would be double digits in the poll by now.

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    Dan lee Says:

    I just learned that a friend of my who was 49 years old and had an high level of fitness suddenly died of a massive heart attack while jogging. Anyone can die at any moment, without warning. I am really concerned that Matt Damon is losing complete contact with reality. I hold no ill will against him, but he really does need to stick to what he knows and that is the entertainment industry. The reality is no one cares what he thinks. To add a final comment; Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were governors. If the time comes Sarah Palin will do just fine.

  601. 601
    tmurff11 Says:

    Who the h*ll cares what this guy thinks? He makes a living pretending to be someone else. The flaming liberal media loves to shove celebrity opinion down the throats of Americans. There are followers and there are leaders. Do you really think if the general population has trouble paying their mortgages or buying gas and food after Obama’s tax increases that Matt Damon is going to care or be effected? Get off the celebrity bullsh*t bandwagon and get real people!!!

  602. 602
    Lisa Says:

    Matt…What were you thinking? were you drunk during the interview? Sarah might not be a perfect person but still she’s a lot better (hotter) than your waitress wife. She’s trying her best to be a good mother, trying to work out between family and career. You words are very offensive. Show some respect dude..it’s not easy to be a mother. if you want to attack her, attack her policy (like a gentleman) but don’t attack her for being a hockey mom. You have a wife, a mother, a step daughter and two daughters of your own. They are all mothers and going to be mothers one day. Show some decency you hollywood boy, good for nothing except making movies.
    Even if she’s inexperienced or whatever…if the people choose her in Noveber…of course you have to respect what others have chosen. This is what make this country special, respect the differences.

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    Brent Says:

    Matt is completely right. The president has a direct influence in Americas scientific research. We can not afford to have another president that believes that it is acceptable warp and ban research because it does not conform to their religious views. Several hundred years ago people where put to death because they believed that the world was not the center of the universe.

    A Palin presidency will mean that science takes a back seat to narrow religious views.

  604. 604
    jason d Says:

    To all the people telling artists to shut up:

    You apparently don’t understand what art is. It’s an artists JOB to comment on the world around them. Art is not about decorations or making people laugh, it’s about holding up a mirror to the world and having it look at itself.

    You’re certainly free to disagree with them — that’s also part of the point, to get you thinking about your choices and beliefs. Maybe some of them are not so great, maybe some of them are just outstanding.

    Matt Damon has the right, and the responsibility to speak out on the issues of today. If you don’t want Matt speaking out on politics, then I guess he should also stop helping with the One Campaign charity, because that’s him speaking his mind as well. I guess he should also stop making movies, cause that’s him speaking his mind, too. He should stop donating to any and all AIDS charities, because that’s him speaking his mind, too.

    Sorry, art is about making a statement, that’s what artists do. You can’t hand them a microphone a spotlight and tell them “we’re interested in what you have to say!” and then pull that all away when you don’t like the message.

    By all means, don’t go to his movies. But if you don’t want an artist speaking their mind, stop watching tv, stop watching movies, and stop reading books, and stop listening to music.

  605. 605
    jason d Says:

    “Obama’s tax increases that Matt Damon is going to care or be effected? Get off the celebrity bullsh*t bandwagon and get real people!!!”

    Actually, they will hurt Matt, as Obama’s tax increases are only going to affect people making over $250,000 a year, moron.

  606. 606
    Vote Says:

    MATT IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! This has nothing to do with party lines. Anyone who can not see the common sense of his points needs to stop following what they parents raised them to be like. Obviously some parents didn’t do their job long enough. *eye roll*

    The country is still learning about this woman. It was silly to nominate someone who was popular. It’s not about politics as much as it’s about popularity. Paris Hilton foreshadowed it, which makes me think she was second up for the spot.

    Base your vote on what YOU KNOW, not what YOU ARE TOLD!

    Right now the country just doesn’t know much about this woman with a few months to go until we cast our votes!

  607. 607
    Rick long Says:

    Matt Damon is an idiot! He’s a good actor and needs to stick with his strengths. He’s not a political consultant by any degree. Sarah Palin used to be a mayor of a small town or a soccer mom, what does that have to do with now? I’m sure Barack Obama used to sit in a diaper full of his own waste and didn’t know how to clean himself. Does that mean he shouldn’t be in the Dems ticket? The past is what makes a person who they are today.

  608. 608
    wow! Says:

    Wow, I am amazed at all of the morons on this site who say actors should shut up. They pay taxes and should have the same freedoms as the rest of you idiots!!

    And now he’s sexist because he doesn’t vote McCain/Palin? Wtf…just because he doesn’t agree that her hockey mom experience qualifies her to become president (cause you know McCain’s about to die) doesn’t mean he is sexist. Okay, let’s burn our dvd collections…haha…morons!

  609. 609
    jON Says:

    Hey Matt do you know that Obama probably has less executive experience then she has???? Did you think about that? He ran a Senate office for less then two years mmmmmmmmmmmmm. We get it Matt your a democrat that doesnot want a Rebuplican in the white house. We get it!!!! I hope you enjoy paying all those higher taxes your going to pay from your crapy movies when your man gets in the White House. Enjoy it.

  610. 610
    how bout me? Says:

    I am a soccer mom, can I be president?

  611. 611
    dprodatax Says:

    “When are these actors going to realize that they are mostly high school educated pretty people who know as much about geopolitics as I do about microbiology? They just never learn. ”

    …Why you be pimp slappin’ Ronald Reagan?

  612. 612
    newdawn72 Says:

    Wow, Matt Damon suffers from delusions of grandeur and all based on his mediocre background in world politics. Didn’t he just marry a bartender….uhmmm….does she qualify for anything….even a hockey mom. Just another demeaning democrat hoping to influence the people with IQ’s around a 100. WHAT IS REALLY SCARY IS THE POSSIBILITY OF OBAMA PROTECTING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…..that, by the way is on 50……not 57. Stick to acting Matt, no wonder you dropped out of college….you entertain only the idiots.

  613. 613
    jason d Says:

    obama doesn’t have executive experience? Really? Caribou Barbie has more? Really? Let’s take a slice from Obama’s resume, I’ll bold the executive positions for those that don’t know:

    Director, Illinois Project Vote
    Founding Member, Board of Directors, Public Allies
    9 years, Board of Directors, Woods Fund of Chicago
    8 years, Board of Directors, Joyce Foundation
    Founding President, Chicago Annenberg Challenge
    4 years, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chicago Annenberg Challenge
    3 years, Board of Directors, Chicago Annenberg Challenge
    Board of Directors, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Board of Directors, Center for Neighborhood Technology
    Board of Directors, Lugenia Burns Hope Center

    So yes, he does have executive experience, and for those of you who don’t know what a board of directors does:
    Typical duties of boards of directors include:

    -Governing the organization by establishing broad policies and objectives
    -Selecting, appointing, supporting and reviewing the performance of the chief executive
    -Insuring the availability of adequate financial resources
    -Approving annual budgets
    -Accounting to the stakeholders for the organization’s performance

  614. 614
    speak the truth Says:

    Love Matt Damon as an actor but what does he know about politics? I presume he thinks Obama has enought political experience? That sounds completely hypocritical and one-sided.

  615. 615
    CA Dem Says:

    @ newdawn72 -

    true, matt damon did drop out of college, Harvard, that is…

    its beyond me how there are still people out there helping to put this incredibly angry, bitter old man along with a religious radical and utterly inexperienced woman in the white house?

    have you learned nothing over the past 8 years?

  616. 616
    john riley Says:

    Oh, such a HEROIC figure, this Bourne fellow!! Well, actually it’s only Matt Damon, another Hollywood phony, driveling over things he knows nothing about. If Mr. Damon were so dashing and courageous, he would immediately enlist in our military or become a REAL spy in the CIA. Then he could pull his weight helping the men and women who ACTUALLY ARE BRAVE, and help our country, which happens to be at war. But, of course, that would require the kind of sacrifice he is unable to relate to. Actually, we PREFER that whining little crybabies like him stay home with the women and children where they’ll be safe. Now, let’s examine his statement that McCain’s pick of Palin was for political purposes. Gee, you really think so, Matt? It’s a POLITICAL CAMPAIGN, you moron. And yes, I’d rather have McCain or Palin staring down that KGB scum Putin, rather than that skinny little lightweight Obama. What’s he going to do? Talk Putin to death? Now go back to Hollywood and make another movie and fantasize that you’re actually brave, and leave topics like running and defending our country to those that really HAVE COURAGE. You’re not one of them. If you were in a foxhole, who would you rather be with? Palin or Damon?
    The answer is Sarah Palin, and you better get used to her, because she’s your next vice president, and maybe even president some day. Matt Damon – you’re not even fit for military service.

  617. 617
    john riley Says:

    Jason D has listed all the INCREDIBLE executive experience that Obama has. Don’t tell us about the typical duties of a person on the board of directors. TELL US EXACTLY WHAT THIS LOSER DID OR ACCOMPLISHED. NAME ONE THING. I’ll even help you. While in the Illinois legislature, your messiah voted AGAINST helping babies born alive after unsuccessful abortions. There – I gave you a head start. Maybe you can make up more excuses for this glorified campus radical.

  618. 618
    what the heck Says:

    pp @ 09/11/2008 at 12:13 am

    john mccain’s military record speaks for itself. barak obama served in which branch of the united states military and for how long??? john mccain fought in vietnam and was a pow for several years. barak obama fought in what war???

  619. 619
    chrissymomof4 Says:

    When is Hollywood going to wake up???? Not everyone believes that all of the moral boundaries need to be smeared. I wish that they would keep their uninformed political opinions to themselves. I cannot begin to tell you how many movies/actors/music I turn off because I instantly think of their comments and ignorance. Hollywood and the media are a big part of what is wrong with this country. Shoving their fashions, body images and trends in our faces. A lot of hypocrites telling us to be “green” while they are flying back and forth across the country and living lavish lifestyles while I am trying to keep gas in my car each week to shuttle my children around and get back and forth to work. They are the ones out of touch.

  620. 620
    bant Says:

    you people have known of sarah palin for what, a week? and you already put your trust in her as a possible president? thats silly. the republicans do not allow her to be interviewed, why do you think that is? and even when she does speak, shes merely reading someone elses words. her republican national convention speech was written by george bushs writer. and who are any of you to say that matt damon cant speak his mind, and that no one cares because he doesnt know anything about politics, he knows the same things everyone else knows and he makes his own decisions just like all of us. im sorry but YOU are the ones that no one cares to hear. he at least is an artist and has influenced many people. his opinion has some weight, yours however does not.

  621. 621
    bant Says:

    and what is everyones obsession with military service, do you now have to be a trained killer to be a leader? please, you act like you’re 12 years old

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    Fernie Says:

    Matt Damon needs to get his head out of his ass and stick to entertaining the public…that’s what he gets paid for. He’s entitled to his opinion, granted. But last I heard he’s never been a community leader or run for any kind of office that I know of.

    Matt Damon…you are now on my list of actors/celebrities who will NEVER get any of my business.

    Ya’ aint getting nothin’ from me….just like Oprah.

  623. 623
    pmoo Says:

    #596

    Who says we can’t take it when people disagree with us?No one. That’s what a forum is for in case no one told you. I’m expressing my opinion, to which I certainly have a right. So do you. So does Matt Damon. However, just because he expresses his opinion doesn’t mean it’s fact. It’s his truth, but he has no political experience, so I prefer he stick to playing make-believe.

  624. 624
    Della Says:

    Let me enlighten all of you that said Matt Damon just said what you guys were thinking. Well, news flash, you just showed the world how uninformed you are. I just read that the dinosaur comment was made up by a blogger and the comment about the books was also false. If you are going to speak about politics, you might actually want to pay attention to what is real and what isn’t. Also, have you looked at Obama’s resume? He wants to be commander in chief and not just VP. Now that is a true disaster. Also, the comments about the “hockey mom” were very sexist, so anyone who agrees with Matt Damon is also sexist.

  625. 625
    pmoo Says:

    Grammar Teacher:

    You should know that a comma follows, not precedes, a dependent clause.

    You’re welcome.

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    Requirement for President? Says:

    Serving in the military is the only qualifying fact needed to be a good president now? WOW.. When Obama would have been eligible to join the military their were no wars going on at that time.. but let’s hold that against him.. who needs to go to Harvard or help the needy in Chicago.. when they could have practiced military war games instead… damn what was he thinking… I already wondered about his judgment when instead of making major money he chose public service NOW he didn’t serve in the military.. THAT MUSLIM *******!! He must hate America..

    And McCain should just automatically become president..why even hold an election..why even offer the public a choice? Cause when you have lived your life in a box you will have an awakening..come home to your loyal wife and dump her crippled ass for a rich younger model who will look better next to you on the campaign trail.

    YIKES!!

    ______________________________________________
    what the heck @ 09/11/2008 at 5:37 pm

    pp @ 09/11/2008 at 12:13 am

    john mccain’s military record speaks for itself. barak obama served in which branch of the united states military and for how long??? john mccain fought in vietnam and was a pow for several years. barak obama fought in what war???

  627. 627
    SharonL Says:

    Matt, please check your facts. The dinosaur comment was exposed as an urban legend. Your credibility is at risk. Memo to Matt: Check snopes before you speak.

  628. 628
    She will make a great VP or Says:

    president.. did you watch the Gibson’s clips.. talk about dodge and weave.. I can see the future impeachment hearings now.

    And it isn’t unnerving to anyone (but me and maybe Matt Damon I guess) that in her desperation to convince everyone she is 100 percent ready to be VP or President.. she comes off as rash and dangerous.. not thinking it through or taking time to discuss with family or consider its impact on her family.. even Biden thought about it and sat down for a long talk in person with Obama to discuss their beliefs on where the country should go and to discuss issues.. but in a conversation over the phone without any consideration she said yes?

    What the heck? Will she think before she offend foreign heads of state? Will she think before she acts on threats of war? Will she consider anything before she makes rash judgments based on gut instinct..cause we had that for 8 years and it didn’t work out so well.

    I would rather have a Biden who prays for guidance and educates himself on all of the information available and then makes the best decision then Palin who seems like another Bush.. who doesn’t bother with facts, goes with his gut only and then just prays to God he didn’t totally **** it up.

  629. 629
    john riley Says:

    Once again it’s time to educate the liberal morons. No, you don’t have to serve in the military. It just proves that you are willing to put your country ahead of your own selfish interests. Unlike Obama. You libs are barely able to hide your contempt for our military. You do everything you can to undermine them and their missions, and then have the gall to squawk that you’re patriotic. Let’s discuss the Democratic supporters who were carrying around bags of feces and urine to throw at people. These are the Marxist trained agitators that are the heroes of the left. Are you proud of them? “Honey, something smells funny in your VW van.” “Oh that’s just a bag of **** I like to carry around. ” Considering the disdain these filthy little traitors have for this great country, I’d say the bag of **** is becoming to them.

  630. 630
    Fernie Says:

    You know what? I just had a change of heart for ol’ Matty Damon.

    In fact, I think he should run for president….and it would go a little bit like this:

    Reporters- “President Damon! What are you going to about the high gas prices”?!

    Presidents Damon- “That’s totally absurd”!

    Reporters- “President Damon! What about all the troops in the middle east’?!

    President Damon- “That’s totally absurd”!

    Reporters- “President Damon! People are saying you’re on of the greatest actors to hit hollywood since Ronald Reagan”!

    President Damon- “That’s totally absurd”!!

  631. 631
    john riley Says:

    There was a article recently published called “Obama’s Communist Mentors”. I blogged how despicable communism and it’s supporters are. IMMEDIATELY, all the communists came out of the woodwork and defended the leftist clown. Need I say more ???

  632. 632
    Mark Says:

    Matt needs to do what he does best …..bad movies! Matt should just die!

  633. 633
    Isabel Says:

    Go back to Hollywood and your liberal world. Or better yet move to another country as this family will never watch one of your movies ever again. This is what HOLLYWOOD is about. They come from nowhere climb the ladder and then they think they’re GOD. GO to SOUTH AMERICA maybe there they’ll put up with your foolishness.

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    john riley Says:

    Obama is a US senator who thinks we have 60 states. That should tell you everything you need to know. He may have impressed his commie mentors over how quickly he learned to recite phrases from Saul Alinsky’s “Handbook For Radicals”, or the “Communist Manifesto”, but he’s basically an illiterate who learned the art of smooth talk, with a little jive thrown in. Let’s debunk one myth right here: OBAMA WAS NOT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER. HE WAS AN AGITATOR. Confused liberals should consult a dictionary if they’re confused. “But, John, he’s an ARTIST”. Pardon me while I puke. John Riley, USMC Vietnam Veteran

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    john riley Says:

    For exemplary valor and courage above and beyond the call of duty while portraying heroic actions, and for actually speaking a semi-coherent sentence without drooling on himself, I humbly present Matt Damon with the Hollywood nation’s highest award……The Congressional Medal of Stupid. Wear it proudly, blowhard.

  636. 636
    moviestar Says:

    I will never watch another Matt Damon movie. I know this doesn’t concern such as awesome actor, and I will probably miss great hits like “Oceans 13″ I still haven’t made up my mind about Mrs. Palin, but I have made it up about Mr. Damon….may you find a new position in daily soap operas, or coaching hockey.

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    Gonzo Says:

    F*CK Matt Damon. I will never view another of his films.
    Go knock Jennifer up again, do something you’re good at you anti-amercan twit.

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    Fernie Says:

    (SIGH)…I think Matt Damon is a lost cause.

    He’s got some serious issues. And he sweats a lot too.

    He’s a nefarious miscreant with a history of writhing mental illness. We should thank God the poor ******* makes it into work every morning. He needs some serious help.

    You don’t believe me?! Then I challenge you to look at the poor, beaten down, expression on his poor mothers face. A lifetime of raising Matt Damon has obviously sucked the life out of her and has left her bitter and cynical.

    You need to see it for yourself:

    http://www.boston.com/images/daily/13/damon_2.jpg

  639. 639
    john riley Says:

    Well, silly me!! I just realized why the liberals hate Sarah Palin so much. She actually HAS her babies instead of flushing them down the toilet. Sorry if I insulted any baby killers out there. I realize you’re very sensitive. After all, they ARE ANNOYING, always wanting food and all. You’ve already convinced yourself that killing your baby is acceptable, so, ipso facto, you shouldn’t have any problem voting for a communist like Obama. After all, you are the kind of voters the messiah attracts.

  640. 640
    Fernie Says:

    You’ve got a fantastic point John Riley!!!!

    I didn’t realize it before, but I realize it now!!

    Matt Damon’s mom is a republican!!! God bless you Mrs. Damon!!!

    You decided to stick it out and have a down syndrome baby just like Sarah Palin!!!

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    Orchid Says:

    Matt Damon can stop worrying that Sarah Palin thinks we there were dinosaurs 4000 years ago. That story is not true!
    Neither is the picture of Sarah Palin in a bikini with a gun in her hand.
    I heard this on TV. There are a lot of ‘creative’ people on the internet!

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    Audrey Says:

    are u serious? i don’t understand why these celebrities are all of a sudden so interested in politics and going around stating the first thing that comes to mind. it really sounds like its coming out of their ass. becuz Obama has SO MUCH political experience himself, right? we’re better off with Palin and McCain. all these celebrities need to stick to what they’re known for. stick to making crappy movies Matt. isn’t there a Bourne 20 movie in the works for u yet? idiot. don’t fall into the celebrity Obama hype. half of these celebrities can’t even control their own lives, don’t let them encourage you to make up your political minds.

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    nINA Says:

    Ok kiddo ..First you need to rethink your views ..Secondly GROW UP, before putting in a comment that a child would make ..cut the Disney stuff use your mentality..Didnt your mother ever tell you that sometimes LESS spoken is more??? ..Why slam someone without a first hand knowledge of that person..Have you sat down with Mrs.Palin and had a talk with her? Until you do kiddo keep thy opinions to thyself..Who knows you just might be spouting off without really having all the facts…and then have to eat crow without your ketchup…

  644. 644
    Maria Says:

    matt what? who cares what he thinks. She is going to be VP not President… Obama has no experience….but its ok? I was going to vote for Obama, but you people made my mind and are making me sick. Will vote for Mccain, thanks. And what “change” are you people talking about? Who is Obama’s VP? Wake up.

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    davetradedave Says:

    Poor Matt. Matt, you are not really the guy from Good Will Hunting. That was just a script and you were the actor. OK?
    I hate when actors and actresses prove that they are not smart. I liked it better thinking they might have a brain….then they open their mouth. Next movie – ‘Bourne Stupid’

  646. 646
    davetradedave Says:

    Poor Matt. Matt, you are not really the guy from Good Will Hunting. That was just a script and you were the actor. OK?
    I hate when actors and actresses prove that they are not smart. I liked it better thinking they might have a brain….then they open their mouth. Next movie – ‘Bourne Stupid’

  647. 647
    Johnnyboy Says:

    Let’s face it – Palin is a moron! All the smart Republicans know it but they are just towing the party line for unity sake.

    Just because Matt Damon is an actor doesn’t mean what he said is false – I mean the lady thinks dinos walked the earth 4000 yrs ago!!!

    Repbulican turned independent Senator Chafee nailed it when he called her a “cocky wacko”!

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    Speedracer Says:

    matt damon is a ******* loser! he’s not credible enough for me to take his opinion serious…Mccain/Palin 08!

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    Johnnyboy Says:

    Funny how people here say Damon is not credible – the fact is that his questions is VALID – does this chick Palin think dinos were here 4000 years ago? I mean that’s frickin absurd sh*t!!!

  650. 650
    must say Says:

    Hating actors and public figures because they are voting differently from you is really stupid.

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    beth Says:

    Since when does Matt Damen have the education or life experience to truly understand what the average american family goes through or feels? I know I know- he was a struggling actor who made good. I wonder if his opinion would be different if he weren’t living in his big mansion with a nanny raising, oops, I mean “caring” for his children. Stick to what you know- making crappy movies for a ton of money! Please!

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    what the heck Says:

    Requirement for President? @ 09/11/2008 at 6:31 pm

    so obama went to Harvard; i should be impressed? i guess an ivy league education automatically puts him on the fast track to the white house; in his dreams. what there were now wars he could have been involved in? excuse me what was the first iraq invasion during president bush senior’s tenure. a walk in the park. and i suppose this Harvard education of his also gave him the message that it’s ok for the president of the united states to negotiate with terrorist states.

    as for the desire to help the needy.. sure wonderful. is that why he wants to raise taxes across the board? not just those people who are thought of as rich but the middle class as well. and what do we get? a pat on back telling us how wonderful it is to support other people’s children. how wonderful it is to support people on welfare who should be working. i WILL NOT BE forced to be financially responsible for children that are not mine.

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    Johnnyboy Says:

    what the heck writes ” i WILL NOT BE forced to be financially responsible for children that are not mine.”

    You won’t help fellow Americans but you’re willing to pay $350 million dollars a day for a BS war in Iraq which is based on BS lies from George W? Instead of fighting the terrorists in Afghanistan Georgie Boy went way off target to fight a war in Iraq instead of going after the terrorists who kiled Americans!!! How frickin stupid is that? And now the people of America are going to reward his administration and elect McCain/Palin – I don’t think so!!!
    Obama had the brains to see thru the BS and stand strong in the face of blatant abuse of power – that alone makes him the best man for the job!!! George W and the republicans have put the US in massive debt, blatantly lied repeatdely on serious issues and have made no improvements in the lives of Americans over the last 8 years – they screwed up big time!!!

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    EL Says:

    i’m not sure which video some of you watched, but i clearly heard Matt say Vladimir Putin and not President Putin. Matt is entitled to his opinion like the rest of us, and he raised an interesting point. no one wants to talk about the possibility that she could become president. i respect what she’s done, but she’s been more vocal since the convention than mccain. what does that tell you? if you want to put her in office just because she’s a woman, maybe the election is just a popularity contest……

  655. 655
    bant Says:

    its official, this country and world are doomed. too many idiots.

    every aspect of this country has declined since 2000 and you all want 4 more years of the same policies. i really dont understand your logic…

    we’re in a recession and inflation is tearing my ass up. i can work all year, get a raise, and still my quality of life decreases because i now cant afford ****. all because of **** bag republicans economic policies. get a clue, read a book or something

    right wing ideas and low IQs go hand in hand, thats a fact

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    redhead Says:

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, let’s remember, opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one.

    The real problem with celebrities mouthing off THEIR opinion is that because of their ‘status’ & massive wealth, people think they are smart and value their opinion – misguided though it may be. People in Hollywood are, for the most part, no more informed than the rest of us. The advantage they have, is the platform on which they have to speak. They can have an audience with thousands to millions, while us NORMAL, hardworking people (that support THEM) have access to a mere fraction of that.

    Are people aware that if Mr. Ryan (actress Jeri Ryan’s ex husband) had not been involved in a sex scandal that forced him to drop out of the Senatorial race in Illinois, no one would probably know who Obama is. Ryan was an up & coming democrat and him dropping out of that race opened up the door and in walked the charismatic Obama.

    Obama does not have the experience, nor is he qualified to run the Office of the President of the United States. Last time I checked, charisma was not a qualifying factor.

    Our great country is the leader of the free world. OUR leader has to maintain troops around the world and be prepared to defend and support those who are not capable of protecting themselves from the evil that wants to overtake them and rob of their right to freedom. The Obama/Biden ticket do not have these qualities OR desires. I cannot even imagine the absolute collapse & chaos that would ensue with the removal of our troops from posts around the world.

    That is just the tip of the iceberg. Start in on the problems on going within our own country – healthcare issues, unemployment, taxes, welfare, etc. and I know that my vote is going to the only candidates with true experience – McCain/Palin.

    Vote, Vote, Vote……

  657. 657
    Pat Says:

    Thank you Matt for speaking the obvious truth!!! Palin’s nomination, to satisfy the religious right ,who own the RNP, is an insult to thinking women. What is this country thinking nominating an aging GI Joe who is a Bush/wolf covered in a sheepskin and a Bad Barbie. She doesn’t believe in science and tell me how that will take us into the future. Let’s “drill drill” which in no ways answers the problem at hand. She will set women and people’s rights back to the dinosaur,,oh sorry they don’t exsist only Adam and Eve. I’m so disgusted!!!

  658. 658
    elisa Says:

    There is substance to what Matt Damon says. Just listen. Those who criticizes him for this comment because of “he is a bad actor” is just not listening or just unwilling to listen.

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    elisa Says:

    Hey, people, Matt Damon DID NOT say President Putin, he just said “Putin of Russia” dummies.

    Actors can have an opinion too, just like you and I they have the right to voice their opinion. “Actor” is their job, they can have opinion. This is America. If you can have an opinion so does he.

    Palin was very carefully, strategically chosen so that the Republican can win . . . wake up! This is politics. If Damon can sense that, more power to him not the overbearing criticisms of some people on this thread.

  660. 660
    jenzeed Says:

    Why is Matt Damon commenting on this anyway and who cares what he thinks.

    He’s an actor – glorified word for someone who’s good at ‘make believe’. Whoopdeedoo.

    What did he do? Call his agent to tell them he wanted to comment, and then it becomes headline news? An advanced internet search for “Matt Damon” Palin results in 825,000 matches??? The mass media is worried about all of the positive press the governor Palin is receiving so they have to bring out the big guns – Matt Damon! What an absurd joke this story is! Appealing to the uneducated followers.

    And we don’t think the media teaches people how to think?

  661. 661
    Moehighness Says:

    If you all are under 40 years of age, I’ll understand and sympathize your stupidity… Please research socialized medicine in other countries (forget MANY other issues), and tell (not me) yourselves this is how you want your future and your children’s to be. I have lived through too many Aunt’s & Uncle’s (living in Scotland), dying prematurely and unnecessarily BECAUSE of the limitations and restrictions of this type of practice! If the Obama THING is elected, I will contemplate leaving the, before him, great USA! It will never be too great after …. WAKE UP AND REALLY CHOOSE!

  662. 662
    Original jpf Says:

    I honestly never realized the abundance of bullheaded, ignorant, intellectually limited and damn pround of it Americans. God have mercy on you because if McCain/Palin win, and Palin’s words tonight about the possible need to war with Russia come to pass; added to the other two wars we’re already fighting, added to our faltering economy, added to every other issue that WILL get pushed even further to the backburner. You’re already donning blinders where the hell Bush has leveled on us, so you’ll have no excuse, and no one but yourself and the false sense of patriotism to blame if you give the so-called Mavericks the opportunity to further what Rove-Bush-Cheney have already leveled on our country and seem to have no regrets about it.

    Remember this, “Bush HAD experience and you elected him twice.”

    jpf

  663. 663
    jenzeed Says:

    He’s an actor – glorified word for someone who’s good at make believe. I was really good at that when I was four year old.

    What did he do? Call his agent to tell them he wanted to comment, and then it becomes headline news? Or did the liberals call him up to see if he was up for it? An advanced internet search for “Matt Damon” Palin results in 825,000 matches??? The media is worried about all of the positive attention the governor Palin is receiving so they have to bring out the big guns – Matt Damon! What an absurd joke this story is! Appealing to the uneducated followers.
    And we don’t think the media teaches people how to think? And sadly, they think you’re so stupid, you’ll be influenced by what some pretender thinks.

    Why is a governor so much scarier than a senator? Is she scary to Matt because she’s a woman or she’s gone to a hockey game?

    The whole spiel sounds scripted anyway. Notice he keeps looking down to his right side where the cue cards are?

  664. 664
    Original jpf Says:

    # 660 jenzeed @ 09/11/2008 at 10:27 pm Why is Matt Damon commenting on this anyway and who cares what he thinks.

    He’s an actor – glorified word for someone who’s good at ‘make believe’. Whoopdeedoo.

    ^^^^

    Just a reminder jenzeed of all those other make believers…….Whoopdeedoo right?

    Clint Eastwood……Actor-Director-Producer-Composer-Republican Mayor Santa Barbara California

    Arnold Schwarzenegger………….Bodybuilder-Actor-Producer-Republican Governor California

    Fred Thompson…Republican Senator Tennesse….became Actor….returned to politics as candidate for President as Republican 2008 election but dropped out.

    Sonny Bono………….Producer-Singer-Actor-Mayor Palm Springs-Republican Congressman 44th district California..

    Ronald Reagan……..Actor-Governor California-President of United States.

    Fred Grandy…..Actor-Republican Congressman 4th & 5th district Iowa

    See ya!

  665. 665
    Orchid Says:

    647 Johnnyboy @ 09/11/2008 at 8:57 pm

    I mean the lady thinks dinos walked the earth 4000 yrs ago!!!
    ——-
    Apparently that is false! see factcheck.org

  666. 666
    Janie Says:

    “I think the pick was made for political purposes.” What other reason is there in a political race? Was Biden a pick because he would make a really GOOD Disney movie? She may be just a hockey mom, but you’re JUST an actor. Remember Matt, you are not a clever intellect, you just play one in the movies.

  667. 667
    Pete Says:

    a) Celebrities have just as much right to talk politics as any other person. If people are willing to listen to them then they SHOULD use their influence to talk to people. If you don’t like what they have to say then don’t listen to them! You should be having your own opinions anyway. Be glad they care enough to talk about it instead of thinking that politics don’t matter and they don’t have to vote!

    b) Stop voting for one person just so that somebody else doesn’t win! There are many more than two political parties and presidential candidates. If you REALLY WANT CHANGE vote third party! Do yourselves and your country a favor by educating yourself on the options. THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO CHOICES PEOPLE!! Vote for someone you really believe in and you will make a difference. If you vote for the “lesser of two evils” then you just ensure that we will never have a great president and therefore we will never have a great country.

    Don’t let yourself be a victim, do some research, help yourself out and give the Libertarian party a chance! Don’t like the Libertarian party? Check out the Green party. Don’t like the Green party? Guess what…. there’s plenty more to choose from!!!!!

  668. 668
    Wasiu Says:

    Thank God Someone finally said what the main stream media has been to scared to say……Plain is a JOKE; And if the American people vote for a ticket where she is more than likely to have to step into the role as president then this country is a joke as well.

    PS: “Us People” in Hollywood are way smarter than all u country hicks out there…if it was up to me, California would be its own country. God know people on the left coast are tired of being part of a country of thoughtless, fearful, idiots

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    attorney Says:

    What really amazes me is the ignorance people have (like the statement from chriseler 1) about a president being able to take away a woman’s “right to choose”. If any of these people were knowledgeable about the Roe V Wade case (or sought out knowledge about it), they would know that if it were overturned, it would not make abortions illegal. It would just remove it from being a federal issue and return the decision to the state governments where it should be. Then each individual state could regulate the issue in whatever manner they feel is representative of their population. Frankly, I don’t believe “abortion” should be a political issue. It is a personal and social issue that should be handled by the individual making the decision. The procedure should be regulated by state law in whatever manner the state chooses to regulate it and if a person chooses to have one (or not to have one), that person can deal with the moral consequences of their own action. Just another reason why liberals and their constituents should not be in office. The elimination of needless federal legislation and the spending of tax dollars on needless law enforcement. For that reason alone, Palin would make a good vp and president if it should happen.

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    HillarySupporter Says:

    Obama made the biggest mistake in his political career by not picking Hillary Clinton, too late now!!!!

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    McCain-Palin08 Says:

    Keep the momentum going McCain-Palin…………..

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    chris Says:

    This is hillarious, Matt Damon commenting on politics? Matt Damon…the guy protrayed as a brain dead puppet in Team America. Matt, let your great political proverds live on….to a serious matter. This is the extreme wrong answer; having celebrities inject their views on politics. Believe it or not, there are Americans who can’t see pass the BS such as this and this interview might atcually persuade someones vote one way or another. If we need any advice from movie stars, maybe it should just be them recomending an anti-depressant, or maybe a good therapist, perhaps a good corner to buy an eightball.

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    Alonzo Says:

    Hey Matt, you ignorant dweeb. If you are going to criticize someone’s religion, at least know something about it. There is not a Christian on Earth that thinks dinosaurs roamed the planet in 2,000BC. Why not go back to school and get a decent education you washed up, sexist, atheist, hollywood, moron.

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    idd Says:

    What’s absurd is the notion that anyone should think the political opinions of actors have any special significance. What’s Matt’s expertise, apart from being a knee-jerk liberal? For that matter, does he even really believe any of the stuff he purports to, or is it all just an attempt to suck up to Clooney?

    Besides, Obama supporters shouldn’t get too snippy about the experience issue. What has Obama done as a first-term senator except run for president?

    What makes Damon think Obama or Biden can be any tougher a leader than McCain or Palin? Is he supposed to be an expert on toughness because he played Jason Bourne in movies?

  675. 675
    Orchid Says:

    662 # 662 Original jpf @ 09/11/2008 at 11:07 pm

    I honestly never realized the abundance of bullheaded, ignorant, intellectually limited and damn pround of it Americans. God have mercy on you because if McCain/Palin win, and Palin’s words tonight about the possible need to war with Russia come to pass; added to the other two wars we’re already fighting, added to our faltering economy, added to every other issue that WILL get pushed even further to the backburner. You’re already donning blinders where the hell Bush has leveled on us, so you’ll have no excuse, and no one but yourself and the false sense of patriotism to blame if you give the so-called Mavericks the opportunity to further what Rove-Bush-Cheney have already leveled on our country and seem to have no regrets about it.

    Remember this, “Bush HAD experience and you elected him twice.”
    ——-
    Come on, that would be WWIII. I don’t think Georgia is worth it, do you? If it gets really bad between the US and Russia, I think the UN will go the sanctions way.
    I don’t see why Georgia should be a member of NATO. That would complicates things. What else could Sarah Palin have said? It is NATO’s job to go help its members in time of trouble.
    Russia is already occupying two provinces of Georgia (Ossetia and Abkhazia), and soon it will probably take the rest of Georgia, which was a part of the USSR anyway.

    I understand the US has an agreement with Taiwan that it would come to Taiwan’s defense if China tries to take it. I don’t think the US would fight China for Taiwan, do you? I think Taiwan and China will one day unite peacefully anyway. Lots of Taiwanese are already living on the mainland.
    Things have changed in the world. Look at Tibet. Nobody is helping Tibet. Maybe if it has oil…….

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    Orchid Says:

    That would complicate things.

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    Matt is god Says:

    Neo cons are a joke.

    I guess the truth hurts when it comes down to you corrupt neo-cons who can’t handle it.

    if anything there be more matt damon truth parties all over the country and you wont be invited! when that hockey ***** palin loses.

    tell the truth matt! right on!

  678. 678
    April Says:

    Matt,

    Thank you for having the stones to say what a lot of people are afraid to say. Those who’ve met you, supported your projects, and have paid any kind of attention to your career could easily ascertain that you have half a brain in your head and are the kind of guy who pays attention, READS, and knows what rhetoric is and how its used to brainwash the lowest common denominator of people (the kind who couldn’t survive in a Harvard English class, much less a remedial community college critical thinking course).

    The unfortunate side to this nasty business is that you’re right and there’s nothing we can do about it. The McDonald’s-Walmart-Pizza Hut-Video Gaming masses are going to ultimately out-breed the intellectual, socially responsible and culturally conscious folks. This chemically-enhanced, potato-chip-fed, koolaid crowd is going to line up like pigs at a hog trough (circa the hillbillie gay haters from Ohio in 2004)and vote for McCain and Palin just to spite the “uppity”, smarty-pants do-gooders.

    So, the best thing we can do Matt, is to make money off of these mouth breathers and give it to the causes that truly have a fighting chance..like the beluga whales off the shores of Alaska. Oh wait, they are apparently not in any danger, no siree. Scratch that. Okay, how about global warming? No, no…we don’t need to worry about that; apparently that problem doesn’t exist, come to find out. Well, how about donating some good books to community libraries? Oh, they are all stocked up? Hmmm….it IS a Disney movie and everything IS just great, just great, just great, just great, just great. Ooops! Sorry folks, the record got stuck. Let me reset it for another eight years.

    Oh, and Matt…call me, let’s do lunch, but make sure you wear your **** Cheney disguise. I wouldn’t want to be seen with the likes of Matt Damon in this country. No offense, but we are a dying breed and I wouldn’t want to be shot down in a hail of Republican vitriol like a wolf at his final supper.

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    rey Says:

    It is a shame to read all these ignorant comments. Matt Damon is 100% right about Sarah Palin. This candidate cannot answer one question about anything. It is embarrasing that this candidate, Sarah Palin, does not even read the newspaper to say the things she says. In order to speak, the Republicans need to select the interviewer and the questions to be asked. She then has to rehearse her answers and not deviate her responses. She is not allowed in public to answer any questions from anybody, not even the people whose votes she needs. Is this ridiculous or what? Matt Damon is a very successful actor who doesn’t need to rehearse his answers to simple questions. Matt Damon is a better pick for Vice President.

  680. 680
    amy Says:

    The irony of elite Hollywood is baffling. What does Matt Damon know? He admitted it in the first line of the interview. I don’t know anything about Palin, he said. Well, Matt, start Googling! There is more than enough to keep your small mind working. Remember President Clinton? He was Governor of a small state. Arkansas. Remember that? You thought he had enough experience. I can’t think of a smaller, less sophisticated state as Arkansas. Also, Matt, our founding fathers did not mean for politics to be a life long career for people. It is a government, by the people for the people. Does that sound familiar? Maybe not, maybe you never had to utter those words in one of your scripts so you haven’t had the need to memorize that but take it from a proud American, that was the role that government was intended to be.

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    what the heck Says:

    it just came to me; if obama wins the white house all well and good. all we republicans have to do is take control of the house and senate. that way, we can stop obama from increasing our taxes across the board, stop him from meeting with terrorists/and or their leaders, etc ect. in other words we can make obama a lame duck for 4 years.

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    john Says:

    Celebrities have as much right to speak their mind as any other American- but they have a much bigger listening audience. With that audience, that ability to affect others, comes a responsibility to know what you’re talking about. In this case, Matt just doesn’t, and so ends up misusing his popularity. He’s honest that he’s not informed, and that’s a great start- but to then go on with a series of slams on someone who has more executive experience than anyone else in the race is just not right.

    Being a Senator means trying to work things cooperatively, and that’s good. But the President has to make the tough calls, not try to get everyone to agree on them in a committee. Only Governor Palin has the recent experience of making the tough calls. McCain had to make the tough calls during his military career. Biden and Obama, as career politicians working only in legislative positions, have never had to have the buck stop with them. Just something to think about.

    Even with that in mind, though, Matt can say what he likes. I’d simply ask that he study up on what he’s going to talk about- the way Bono studied with some of he world’s leading economists before he started talking about debt relief. Using the fact that you get media attention to present an uninformed view does no good, making Matt look not too smart, and making the “Hollywood left” look all about gunning for Sarah Palin.

    I believe that Matt can do better than this. I hope he does.

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    kieran Says:

    As a devout homosexual, I am deeply offended by Mr. Damon’s implication that Disney is capable of producing a “bad movie”…

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    what the heck Says:

    Johnnyboy @ 09/11/2008 at 9:40 pm

    hey if you are willing to financially support other people’s children then all power to you. but i am not. my husband and i are financially responsible for only three children; our own. we pay for their medical, dental, school, clothing, food etc. we DO NOT now or will we ever expect our neighbors or the government to pay for our children. they are our responsibility. so yes, i resent being made financially responsible for children that aren’t mine. if you are old enough to have children then you should be old enough to support your own children. if you do not have the ability to provide for children then don’t have them. stop expecting others to pay for them.

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    g Says:

    I don’t get the part about dinasours…does Matt not believe their were dinasours? His tone seemed to indicate that if she believes there were, then she is crazy.

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    g Says:

    kieran @ 09/12/2008 at 11:20 am

    “As a devout homosexual, I am deeply offended by Mr. Damon’s implication that Disney is capable of producing a “bad movie”…”

    LMFAO!!!!

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    john riley Says:

    Liberals despise the “religious right” because they remind liberals of their inherent selfishness and immorality.

  688. 688
    john riley Says:

    The more the liberals hate and attack Sarah Palin, the more you realize she’s the best possible candidate.

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    Amery Says:

    Oh please people. Actors have just as much of a right to have an opinion as we do. Get off your high horses.
    You all make me annoyed. All you do is listen to the lies and promises you want to hear, elect a ******* leader that’s incapable of leading and in danger of leading the whole world to ******* destruction, and then turn around and whine about it! Open your ******* eyes and vote for someone who has a brain and is actually worried about the state of the WORLD, not just the good ol’ US of A. There’s more the world than just you! Yes, you’ve got fire power, you’ve got a great army, and can destroy the world with a touch of a button, and control a lot of trade and commerce. SO WHAT?
    You think that other countries couldn’t pull their **** together and bomb the hell out of you like you do to the rest of the world? That we’ll all just turn a blind eye because “OMG, it’s the USA! They’re so ******* important”

    Elect someone who has a brain, not just because she’s a women and has no ******* clue how to run a state as a mayor, let along the ******* country.

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    jh Says:

    A questions for all of you nimrods that say Matt Damon should shut up and stay out politics because he is an actor: Did you vote Arnold for Governor?

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    jh Says:

    John Riley,

    What would Jesus do? Offer health care to those less fortunate or ask for greater tax breaks and invade a sovreign nation. Don’t preach to me about immorality until you learn what real morality is.

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    lINDA Says:

    Yeah, Chris…young girls should have the opportunity to choose. They should “choose the future of their body and their life”, as you say, before she conceives a baby, not after. It’s called owning up to your own actions.

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    jen Says:

    matt damon is an idiot.

    celebrities should keep their traps shut about politics. they try to keep everything else in their personal life private, why annouce this kind of stuff.

    matt damon is a total idiot and has just lost my respect.

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    Tastiger Says:

    Wow… the sheer ignorance of Damon just proves why he should keep his biased opinions to himself. He doesn’t even know Palin’s credentials .
    All he just accomplished for me is my decision NOT to watch him in anything anymore.

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    joy Says:

    Oh my word, quit thinking with such lunacy. Just because Palin is pro-life does not mean she is going to taking away other women’s right to choose. What was conveniently left out of McCain and his wife’s interview this morning was that McCain also said “Although he is pro-choice, he respects women’s right to choose.” Mrs. McCain also added “in situations of rape and incest, she believed in women’s right to choose abortion as an option.” Please listen to the full interview before passing judgment.
    We all can’t be like Obama and believe it’s okay to abort, abort, abort, and, in the case the child survives the abortion, we should leave he/she on the chopping block for a few days to die an agonizing and disgusting death. I’ve seen it done. I don’t see how you could live with yourself and some can’t.
    Also, Democrats only speak complete lunacy when they associate our fallen military men and women to aborted fetuses, as the same. Republicans do not purposely kill our military men and women, however, they are also not afraid of a fight. God bless and find peace.

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    Steve Says:

    I like the fact that Palin is in touch with common people. Because she is one of us. It is not like there aren’t enough career politicians in Washington to keep it running as usual, but it would be nice to have a strong voice in Washington lobbying for common folk. I think she is a strong leader who is capable of holding her own with anyone and with good people at her side giving good information I think she would be able make the right decisions for the country. What is most encouraging I think she wants to make the right decisions for the Country all self interests aside.

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    LUCAS Says:

    Why is that everytime a celebrity of sorts has a political opinion different than your own, they are automatically “stupid” or “uninformed” or “should stick to acting”? This doesn’t seem fair to me…

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    Ms Gunn Says:

    BARACK OBAMA
    EDUCATION
    HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Juris Doctor (J.D) magna *** laude
    Elected to President of Harvard Law Review.
    COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, B.A. Political Science and International Relations
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (21+ years)
    U.S. SENATE (2004 – present)
    U.S. Senator
    U.S STATE OF ILLINOIS SENATE, (1996-2004)
    State Legislator
    DAVIS, MINER BARNHILL & GALLAND (1993-2004)
    Attorney
    UNIVERSITY OF CHICACO LAW SCHOOL (1992-2004)
    Senior Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1996-2004)
    Lecturer, Constitutional Law (1992 – 1996)
    SYDLEY & AUSTIN, (Chicago Law firm)
    Summer Associate
    NEW YORK PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
    BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    COMMUNITY ORGANIZING:
    Director of DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES PROJECT (DOC), (1985 – 1988)
    Director of PROJECT VOTE
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PUBLIC ALLIES CHICAGO, founding member, executive director
    WOOD FUND OF CHICAGO – board of directors
    CHICAGO ANNENBERG CHALLENGE (1995 -2002) founding president , (1995 -1999) chairman of board of directors)
    CHICAGO LAWYERS COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW
    ====
    SARAH PALIN
    EDUCATION
    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO, BS. Communications, Journalism and Political Science
    NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (not completed)
    HAWAII PACIFIC COLLEGE Business Administration (not completed)
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (6 years)
    U.S. STATE OF ALASKA (2006 –present)
    Governor
    WASILLA CITY COUNCIL (1999 -2002)
    Mayor
    KTUU-TV (1988-?)
    Sports TV Presenter
    OTHER EXPERIENCE
    BEAUTY PAGEANTS:
    MISS WASILLA PAGEANT
    Winner of “Miss Congeniality “ Award
    DIRECTORSHIPS:
    PRESIDENT OF ALASKA CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
    CHAIR OF ALASKA OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION (2003 -2004)
    TED STEVENS EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE, INC, board of directors

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    Mollywalk Says:

    Go to my blog to see “the fox” debate Matt Damon.

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    Orchid Says:

    695 joy @ 09/12/2008 at 4:13 pm

    Just because Palin is pro-life does not mean she is going to taking away other women’s right to choose.
    There are ignorant people who don’t know that Congress makes or overturns laws, not the president or his veep.

    What was conveniently left out of McCain and his wife’s interview this morning was that McCain also said “Although he is pro-choice, he respects women’s right to choose.” Mrs. McCain also added “in situations of rape and incest, she believed in women’s right to choose abortion as an option.”
    There you go! I didn’t watch it, but I think they said these things on The View, right?

    Please listen to the full interview before passing judgment.
    I think there must be many people like Matt Damon, who don’t know anything or don’t listen, but judge.

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    puzzled Says:

    So what makes Obama more qualified????

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    Orchid Says:

    697 LUCAS @ 09/12/2008 at 5:03 pm

    Why is that everytime a celebrity of sorts has a political opinion different than your own, they are automatically “stupid” or “uninformed” or “should stick to acting”? This doesn’t seem fair to me…
    ——-
    That’s not it at all, LUCAS!
    Matt Damon judged Sarah Palin without knowing anything about her!!! He said it himself that he doesn’t know anything about her, but then said she is ‘totally absurd.’ Does THAT seem fair to you??? I’ll answer that for you. NO! That is why many posters told him to stick to making movies.

    I’ve posted this before – if he had said, “I’ve read everything I could find about Sarah Palin and I find her totally absurd, she scares me” etc etc, I wouldn’t criticize him, because we are all entitled to our opinions, but now that he has judged her without knowing anything about her, and I’m sure he is not a stupid person, what does that make him? A male chauvinist pig, imo!

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    appalled_conservative Says:

    Of course Matt Damon is qualidfied to comment. In fact, he’s every bit as qualified to comment as Rush Limbaugh was, who had a long career in small market morning shows and PR for baseball teams before deciding to position himself as a political commentator. Who has a right to comment? Everyone of voting age has that right, you idiots. It’s part of the inalienable rights we’re guaranteed as Americans.

    And, as a lifelong conservative, I find Palin terrifying too. She’s not even close to being qualified, not even half the person or politician Maureen Reagan was. Palin’s acceptance of this candidacy is hurting the cause of womankind more than helping. Give up, soccer mom, you’re making the rest of the country look naive and unread.

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    EM M Says:

    I have more respect for Matt Damon now more than ever. I completely agree and I am amazed that some people on here do not see the validity of his statements. Since when do we want a vice-president who is just like us? Doesn’t anyone want a candidate more intelligent and knowledgeable on the issues than ourselves.

    BTW, even if Putin isn’t the Russian President he would still be someone Palin would have communicate with and possibly take a stand against. Don’t think just because he is not President he does not have have power. The specifics don’t matter anyways, and Matt Damon has a point.

    Matt

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    Orchid Says:

    685 g @ 09/12/2008 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t get the part about dinasours…does Matt not believe their were dinasours? His tone seemed to indicate that if she believes there were, then she is crazy.
    ——-
    We all believe/know dinosaurs existed many millions of years ago. There’s a story going around that Sarah Palin thinks there were dinosaurs 4000 years ago. That story is not true, but Matt seems to believe it, or I should say Matt wonders if it’s true, but before finding out if it’s true, he posts that she is ‘totally absurd.’
    There are plenty of lies on the internet. Some people enjoy making up stories.

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    Orchid Says:

    From my post, # 700

    I think there must be many people like Matt Damon, who don’t know anything or don’t listen, but judge.

    Let me rephrase it.

    I think it’s wrong for people, like Matt Damon, to give their opinion about, or judge, somebody without knowing anything about that person.

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    rick Says:

    Number one it’s every American’s right to speak their opinion (whether celebrities or not). And I totally agree with Matt. Bottom line is that Palin is severely inexperienced and she’s got a shady past from what I’ve read about her on Wiki. I’ve seen some comments here about Putin and obviously all of the people commenting know nothing about Russia or Putin. Yes, he is Prime Minister, but ask any Russian who had Dmitry Medvedev elected (Do a google search for Sergei Shpilkin). And ask them who really rules Russia. Putin is ex KGB and completely ruthless. I’m sure you all saw how Putin and Sechin robbed Khodorkovsky of billions basically in front of the whole world. If you actually want to truly learn about what is really happening in Russia, I would recommend to check out seansrussiablog.org and also larussophobe.wordpress.com. At “la russophobe” you should click the link at the top with “The Putin Murders,” if you dare. So in light of what I know about Putin, the very little I know about Palin, and the very strained relations we have with Russia, I again completely agree with Matt Damon. McCain’s choice is purely for political purposes and is a disaster.

    larussophobe.wordpress.com

    seansrussiablog.org

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    Steve Says:

    Matt Damon and other Hollywood celebrities need to keep their personal opinions to themselves.

    I have watched the last Matt Damon movie I will see. And that is a shame because I have loved Goodwill Hunting, the Jasoln Born movies, Saving Private Ryan, etc…….. He is a great acgtor.

    But he has no right attacking Sarah Palon or anyone else running for office. Who apponted Matt god and perfect.

    Good bye Matt.

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    donna j Says:

    What I find amazing is that Matt Damon has an opinion and that anyone cares.

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    Really-ist Says:

    Com’on Matt Damon! Why are you really afraid of Palin? Because she’s an intelligent woman? Or could it be your sudden panic and fear that Obama may lose because of this woman? Your fear reveals your ignorance, and your ignorance has revealed your fear. Your clear interest in bashing Palin is proof that she has what it takes to be VP!

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    jojo Says:

    It is called freedom of speech. He has every right to talk about the candidates.. just as we all do. He is an American citizen, and his vote counts just as much as yours or mine.

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    Laura Says:

    His comment “Oh, I’m just a hockey mom” is extremely condescending to any woman who is a hockey mom, soccer mom, whatever. Is he calling us idiots? I am a college educated soccer mom, and I found that comment offensive. What is his educational background? How many of these moms pay to see his movies? Go back to making movies idiot, and shut your mouth. I know I won’t be watching the next Bourne movie.

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    Bjizzle Says:

    Matt Damon aside, to every body out there giving Palin a hard time about her experience, and who she is, my question for you is who the heck is Obama, and what does he bring to the table besides a few speeches written by someone else. Are the critics of Gov. Palin really blind to the fact that Sen. Obama hardly has any accomplishments outside of himself , and are they not concerned about the questionable associations, this guy has had through out his life, and the terrorist organizations that are endorcing him. Matt Damon and other critics, thats scary. Wake up people, lets not be history trying to make it.

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    Bjizzle Says:

    And another thing, why did they put the most unattractive picture they can find of Gov. Palin next to Pamala Anderson’s pretty picture. Good Ole media bias never fails.

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    btserpico Says:

    wow, you crazy republicans….to make those comments above, really shows how scared and turned off you are about Senator Obama actually becoming President of the United States.

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    btserpico Says:

    Wow, I will pray for you CK!

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    unknowngirl Says:

    No matter Obama is good or not, we can NOT vote McCain/Palin ticket. I have known too much about her so I won’t vote her. She’s an evangelical extremist and a nazi for sure. One thing, she prays to God for her own benifits, not for the benefits of majority of others. Another thing, she endorses cencorship and disgustingly discourages different voices. She’s running to destroy this great country and the Constitution. She won’t resolve and is not capable of resolving any serious issue laying in front of us: the bad economy, the housing/mortgage crisis, iraqi war, the losing war to defend women’s choice (there are 2 to 3 supreme court tickets in next four years), rising unemployment rate, deprived social security, health care, underfunded public schools, underfunded governments(especially law enforcement), US’s bad image all around the world, the sour relationship with all of our allies, the conflicts with other countries especially those with nuclear weapons: NK, Russia, some other countries in former USSR, Iran, Pakistan, possibly our neighbor Cuba, India (India can be left out here) and China.

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    unknowngirl Says:

    Orchid

    I am really surprised by your comment “There are ignorant people who don’t know that Congress makes or overturns laws, not the president or his veep. ”

    The deal is that we have case law (i.e. common law) system here in US. Case law operates by application of precedent and so is also known as precedential law. Because case law is not enacted by a legislature, it is also a type of non-statutory law.

    President can appoint supreme court judge(s) in his term. For the next four years, there are at least 2 liberal tickets that are going to retire or die. And Palin has 1/3 chance of becoming P. So you go figure. Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned if she is in the office. Is it scary?

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    unknowngirl Says:

    Orchid:

    The real deal behind Georgia and Russia conflict is that under table US is supporting Georgia. Don’t you think w/o US’s support, Georgia dared to provoke Russia?

    Though cold war had ended, Russia under Putin is still on rise. The purpose to stimulate this Russia Georgia conflict is the same as before when US was supporting Saddam Hussein. It’s no different with Russia Chechnya war. In it, US provided aids/weapons to Chechnya.

    I don’t mind that US has done lots of dirty deals behind the scene if it were for the benefits of American people, for God’s sake. However, openly ignorantly talking about taking military actions in a national TV is completely absurd. She said,”without a blink”, “do whatever it takes”

    This Russia Georgia conflit is subtle and complicated. The problem won’t be solved in one day or by one military attack. Not only Russia has nuclear weapons, Russia also has an agreement with China to help each other out. China’s leader is indeed way smarter than Palin. President Hu never ever mentioned his stance during this Russia/Georgia conflict. But under table, I don’t doubt the possibility that he will still help Russia when emergency comes up. So US is not in a good position.

    Let’s not compare the number of nuclear weapons on each side: US vs. (Russia + China). Let’s think about other impacts here. China’s the world’s factory. If there is any big nuclear pollution (caused by nuclear war), the whole economy of US will be collapsed. Not only it will hurt all those big companies, like GE, GM, but also the products you buy from Walmart will be tainted by not just lead, but uranium. Think about it. Do you want all of those?

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    Violet Says:

    Matt, my exact thoughts on Obama, who is he? When I first saw him I did not know…I still don’t know.

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    EL Says:

    it is apparent that Matt Damon opened up a can of worms with his comments. Redhead wrote, “Sart in on the problems on going within our own country – healthcare issues, unemployment, taxes, welfare, etc. and I know that my vote is going to the only candidates with true experience – McCain/Palin.

    Enlighten me, but are those issues from failed republican policies over the past eight years? specifically, healthcare, unemployment, and taxes. and i’m throwing in education. it wouldn’t matter to me if the incumbents were democrats or republicans – i’m just amazed that some of you think failed domestic policies is in the best interest of the country, and should be rewarded with another 4 yrs.

    mccain/palin don’t have the kind of experience at this level that you would like to believe.

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    EL Says:

    john riley @ 09/12/2008 at 1:21 pm stated:

    The more the liberals hate and attack Sarah Palin, the more you realize she’s the best possible candidate.

    i’m not a liberal but how do you figure?

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    EL Says:

    Dani #29 wrote:

    “What is the most frightening thing about Palin is that the Republican party is not allowing her to be treated as any other presidential or vice presidential candidate…. She is one heartbeat away from the presidency and I’ve been a republican most of my life and find this to be terrifying.”

    you’re honest. i can respect that….

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    mario Says:

    Matt, you really need to think about what you’re saying and not just listen to Keith Oberman and the liberal media.
    Although I have watched some of your movies (and they were mediocre at best) I will make sure not to watch any more.

    I can’t believe what a bunch of hipocrits most of the Hollywood group is.

    PS: Learn how our economic system works before you open your mouth again.

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    EL Says:

    Bjizzle @ 09/12/2008 at 10:57 pm wrote:

    “Matt Damon aside, to every body out there giving Palin a hard time about her experience, and who she is, my question for you is who the heck is Obama, and what does he bring to the table besides a few speeches written by someone else.”

    read #698

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    Kathyb Says:

    Congrats to Damon for voicing what so many of us are feeling right now. Palin’s naive view of the world coupled with her complete and utter lack of foreign experience or exposure (she just got her passport last year, for God’s sake!!) is a terrifying prospect.

    Even though I hated Bush, at least he had a shallow knowledge of world events to bring to the White House. Bush’s family is well-connected internationally (hence, the continual support for big oil and Saudi Arabia) so he could bring a little of SOMETHING to the table. Palin is just a hokey, down-home gal who will make the U.S. even more of a laughing stock with our allies and foes if she and old man McCain are elected.

    Please God…. no, no, no!

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    what the heck Says:

    Ms Gunn @ 09/12/2008 at 5:39 pm

    tell us please why you keep comparing barak obama with sarah palin. are you asleep at the wheel? how many times do you have be told; john mccain is the republican nominee for president NOT sarah palin. get it!! now let’s see your comparison of obama’s experience with that of john mccain’s. what’s the matter? you noticed that obama’s doesn’t measure up.

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    US CITIZEN WITH AN OPINION Says:

    Who am I? NOBODY!! But I love to share my Opinion And yours gives me juice to go on so here we go,

    Sarah I’ll call her “PAIN” instead of Palin because that is what she is about to become a big PAIN!

    She was a Tactical ERROR on McCant’s part! Yes McCant he cant become President because if he does , He will shortly drop over and then guess what folks We got us A President Sarah PAIN, yes folks that’s right! Lets all think about this for a moment, We will have a President that is unclear on most issues and uninformed on ALL issues! She was like a high school student taking an oral quiz on facts of the nationS and failing badly ! she was nervous and very unsure of what to answer, how to answer and when to give the incorrect answer! She was tutored and it surly showed, she needs to fire her tutor and replace with a more intelligent one she has the money to do so!! her answers to Charles Gibson’s questions scared me but then I thought I was just being paranoid until I later watched a variety of News reports & on one Former Gov Tony Knowles Stated that She scared him!, he said this because she had made the comment SO BE IT if we go to War with Russia/Georgia ! As if to say pass me a Kleenex, another statement was “she was out of her depths right now Her responses were Bush Like” made by another commentor, oh mercy I had to agree! This was stated on the Keith Olberman, news report. She said Iraq started 9/11 is she Miss informed or am I confused? it is terrifying to know that she does not know who started the 9/11. She made herself look totally UNINFORMED I am trying to be nice she just actually looked ignorant to any fact they were talking about! Including the bridge to nowhere She out and out Lied and time and time again he called her out on it. He even quoted her! She had to be thankful when the taping was over! Another show had a female guest on it and she had said well she will do better next time NEXT TIME? SHE BETTER KNOW BEFORE HAND! what she don’t know she will learn quickly! OMG come on she needs to KNOW NOW!!!!! Please people McCant has sucked you into a Vacuum of confusion , He has knocked you all off Balance like fighters in a boxing match and your shaking your heads and going to get it together in a matter of Minutes ! Your standing up AGAIN with your minds clearly focused on the actuality …..of this “PAIN” u r about to have AGAIN! you MUST see the realization in all of this! McCant does not care about this country as much as he says in his speaking, he cares about winning this fight no matter what means he has to use! And this time it was a WANNA be of Hillary Clinton, She will Never compare! You know this and I know this, I then started thinking I cant believe she out and out lied like she did she is SUPPOSE to be a Christian, hmmm, Well lets think back a few years ago to one of the greatest Presidents we have ever had ! Bad Boy Clinton I ‘ll call him! President Bill Clinton was accused by a angry intern and then later admitted to having a little stogie on the side which in my opinion was no ones business they were 2 consenting adults! The Republicans had a field day with him trying to get him impeached Yet they offer VP to a Woman who is suppose to be a Christian and Cheated on her husband ! What hypocrites!! They are!! I think the Bible calls this ADULTRY ! isn’t that a SIN Mrs. “PAIN” I guess They live on a DS = Double standards! They are hypocrites! I feel she probably picks and chooses which scripture works best in her life at the moment! If he cant do it she cant do it that should be the end to this drama but its not…………Now talking about McCant He is going to start TAXING us for our health care that we already can NOT AFFORD as if it was a purchase made from Wally World (Wal-Mart)!! He says Victory to the war! We will see Victory!! well yippee its only costing us 12 BILLION dollars a MONTH with no strategic end point? I don’t know about you but I McCAN’T afford to hear that!!! Obama wants to find a way to end it! Obama knows we as Americans are hurting financially. He knows that Millions of folks are losing their homes and filing Bankruptcy, He knows We cant afford health insurance! Obama is going to give 95% of Americans A Tax break! Obama is going to give tax Breaks to Corporations that keep there companies HERE in America where the jobs are NEEDED!! McCant is going to give tax breaks to those corps who ship there companies over seas leaving more Americans UNEMPLOYED! Yep that’s more Drama ya all must like the Drama if You want McCan’t/Pain in there!! I cant see any reason to vote for them. About the Bible the Bible says tho shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor! McCant has told Lies about Senator Obama and Miss “PAIN” has agreed with them ! This team represents the very example of evil. !!

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    US CITIZEN WITH AN OPINION Says:

    I HAVE ANOTHER,,,I forgot to add this a bit ago………………GO MATT YA KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING!!! I HEAR YA AND 100% AGREE

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    she was a gimmick Says:

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    she was a gimmick Says:

    That seems like enough experience to me. And do I want someone who claims he is change but mirrors Bush 90%? Is 10 % fruit juice good enough? Do I want a hot head who has a temper and his rash quick to act and not to think cohort running this country?

    Or do I want a negotiator. Someone with empathy. With a love for all Americans making the decisions for the ext 4 to 8 years? With a knowledgeable VP at his side?

    Let the democrats fix the mess the republicans have made again.. let us get the country back on track and start to heal relations with the rest of the world, get the economy back on track, get the housing situation under control, get health care and social security fixed and then we can hand the healing country back to you to wreck it all over again.

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    what the heck Says:

    to she was a gimmick @ 09/13/2008 at 4:48 pm

    oh yes please by all means get the country back on track. as if we tax payers don’t have enough problems of our own. what with paying down our own mortgages. what with feeding, clothing and educating our children. never mind the money we have to spend for our children’s dental and medicals bills.

    now you democrats want us to shell out money to pay off the mortgages that other people took out and defaulted on. instead of forcing these seemingly adult individuals to be responsible for their own debt we the tax payers have to cover their mortgages saying “there, there, you bought houses you couldn’t afford but not to worry we the state witll take care of you”

    oh and of course, you democrats also insist that we tax payers have to pay for the education and health needs of children that aren’t own own. i mean it’s difficult enough making sure our kids make it through to college; you want us to pay for someone else’s child as well. no need to be financially responsible for your own when the state will pay for everything; why didn’t i think of that. here i thought that i and my husband, as responsible adults, are the ones who should take care of the financial, educational and health needs of our own children.

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    Bjizzle Says:

    like I said EL, accomplishments outside of himself.

  734. 734
    Rosana Says:

    1. Putin is the Prime Minister, not the president.
    2. Palin is running for VP, not the president.
    3. Matt Damon obviously discriminates against women.
    4. Matt Damon obviously discriminate against small town people.
    5. Matt Damon obviously discriminates against older people.
    6. If Obama wins and dies before term, guess who will be president? AN OLD PERSON! lol Biden will be 67 in November.
    He is only 5 years younger than McCain! lol

    Matt Damon says there is a 1 in 3 chance McCain will not survive the presidency…lol, meaning Matt believes anyone over 70 will not make it 4 more years! I have to tell my 80 year old mother that one and my 99 year old grandmother. lol

    I wonder how old Matt’s mother is. She may not have too much time left. Fact is if Obama wins, he will have a 1 in 2 chance to survive his term simply because he has so many people who have threatened his life already. Matt, here is news for you; People die every day at every age. It’s not just old people.

    Therefore in light of all Matt said, I came to one solid conclusion.

    Matt Damon hates women and old people. lol

    Final thought:

    If a man can hate women, (his mother and his wife) and old people (his mother, his father and his grandfather), that means racism is not such a stretch guys. He is in Haiti trying hard to prove otherwise. Give me a break, Matt. You are a moron and a fake. I am going through my DVD collection now and if he is in it, he is trash.

    P.S. I never thought you were cute. Your head is ginormous and there is nothing in it.

  735. 735
    Fernie Says:

    Matt Damon also hates soup. I myself LOVE soup. And even if Matt shared an affinity for soup like me, I’d still hate Matt Damon.

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    Orchid Says:

    734 Rosana @ 09/13/2008 at 9:32 pm
    ——-
    ITA, Rosana!
    I’m also disappointed in Matt Damon, but I’m not throwing out his Jason Bourne DVDs. I like them, so I just ignore his sexist outburst.

    I suppose you know McCain’s mother is 96!
    Nobody knows when they’ll go. It’s morbid and funny at the same time how Sarah Palin’s critics keep hammering on her becoming the president because they seem to somehow know that McCain won’t survive his first term in office, if they win. Hey, Matt could go before McCain.

    Anyway, if they win and Sarah Palin has to take over for whatever reason, she can call on smart people with the necessary expertise. All she has to do is make the right decisions, and women are absolutely able to make great decisions, just like men!!!

  737. 737
    c Says:

    The Palin trick is working…! Apparently, all the naive, apolitical, and ignorant are all coming out of the woodwork “armed(pun intended)” ready to vote for her. I mean, why not vote for Palin…she reminds you of your neighbor next door, right? WRONG. Palin can take her “bridge to nowhere” BS and “soccer mom” nonsense to her next PTA meeting where she belongs…

    Don’t defend Sarah Palin unless you can actually state what she will do for this country…and don’t say she will make government smaller and get big gov’t out of the lives of the American people because that is bunch of BS…out of the lives of the people, yet she wants to overturn Roe v Wade and she tries to persuade members of her church to vote republican? How is this getting out of the lives of the American people–Republicans are total HIPOCRITS…the last 8 years were all about the power of the government and not the people…the RNC was a perfect example of what the Republican stand for–”All I care about in this world is my money…don’t raise my taxes. I want my children and grandchildren to continue to fight an unwarranted war… I want to undo all the progress the human and women’s rights movements have accomplished and take away personal choice….”

    Palin-posers…why don’t you stick to your original plan and keep watching desperate housewives and your soap operas–why get involved in politics now? Haven’t you learned from the last eight years?

  738. 738
    Artistmom Says:

    Thanks Matt for speaking out against this poor excuse for a VP pick of the most influential country in the world. What was the GOP thinking? Oh, that’s right they wwern’t. Some folks will do anything for power even if it means selecting someone who is absolutely clueless about the world. God help us if she is elected-former soccer mom.

  739. 739
    Artistmom Says:

    Thanks Matt for speaking out against this poor excuse for a VP pick of the most influential country in the world. What was the GOP thinking? Oh, that’s right they were not thinking. Some folks will do anything for power even if it means selecting someone who is absolutely clueless about the world. God help us if she is elected-former soccer mom.

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    Hypocrite Watcher Says:

    I’ll give you even a scarier thought……….. Matt Damon holding a political seat. Listening to one of these ‘Punk-Ass-Liberals’, makes me want to puke. What comprises this guy’s environment ……. I’ll tell you…..A bunch of other ‘Like-minded’ , to much time on their hands, sitting around giving their ‘Like-minded’ train of thought that is dictated by the same Movie/Music industry people. Who cares what you think you *******. Just make your movies. It reminds me of that idiot ‘Madonna’, who during the ’80′s’ was preaching to the Mothers…….”Let your under-age daughters have the freedom to choose to wear Victoria secret”. And now that she’s a Mother, all of a sudden she’s this Conservative that would rather lock her kid in her room,rather than let her make a decision for herself . Look!…..Lets be real here……for Christ’s sake……. Do people really idolize these Music/Movie people enough to let them influence how we vote. Come on now……… They are the most Socially inept,uneducated, tunnel visioned and one sided people that exist. If this were another country,they would be considered prejudice. I’ll tell you what Matt…..It will take more than the sight of you passing out aid, to influence the educated. Take a page out of the ‘Clint Eastwood’ / Paul Newman, School of thought. If you want to impress……. Act as a proper influence…….Not just Act. Instead of passing out turkeys, Give several Millions to these people, you can spare it.

  741. 741
    tlo Says:

    RE:
    “II will never see another Matt Damon movie again”, “Shut up Matt”
    please reference the movie “shut up and sing”

    we are all entitled to our opinions

    I have looked into the positions and plans espoused by the candidates and I agree strongly with one of them.
    Who is it? why do you care who I, or an actor, endorse?
    what matters is: WHOSE VIEWS DO YOU AGREE WITH ?

    As long as it is an informed, thoughtful decision, I respect your right as a citizen of the USA to choose.
    can you say the same?

  742. 742
    Bjizzle Says:

    Hey Artistmom, what makes Obama so great on world affairs? What makes Obama so great on domestic affairs? Did we not see a few weeks ago what he would do in a crisis situation when the Russia/Geogia conflict happened? He didn’t seem to be ready did he? Once again, Gov. Palin is running for Vice President, Sen Obama is running for president. talk about your heart beat away.

  743. 743
    Renee Says:

    I knew there was a reason why I have never seen or had the desire to see any of Matt Demons oh I’m sorry Matt Damons movies. I’m a working soccer mom and proud of it. What has Matt done??? Just a actor or I guess since I haven’t seen any of his movies.

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    becca Says:

    I think it is very enlightening that most of the people slamming Matt for his opinion (and apparently supporting Palin/McCain) used profanity in their responses. Can any of you not think of any better language to use? Is this a indication of the level of intelligence of republicans supporting Palin/McCain? That’s the SCARY thing.

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    EL Says:

    Bjizzle @ 09/13/2008 at 6:56 pm wrote:
    “like I said EL, accomplishments outside of himself.”

    but then when i read of yours what i replied to (below), i don’t see any mention about accomplishments outside of himself.

    “Matt Damon aside, to every body out there giving Palin a hard time about her experience, and who she is, my question for you is who the heck is Obama, and what does he bring to the table besides a few speeches written by someone else.”

    what am i missing here? sounds very partisan to me….

  746. 746
    EL Says:

    Bjizzle @ 09/13/2008 at 6:56 pm wrote:
    “like I said EL, accomplishments outside of himself.”

    here is the real answer to your question. read #613.

    also, what terrorist organizations are endorsing Obama?

  747. 747
    EL Says:

    Bjizzle @ 09/13/2008 at 6:56 pm wrote:
    “like I said EL, accomplishments outside of himself.”

    here is the real answer to your question. this came from #541

    Obama has written 890 bills, cosponsored over 1,000 more.

    -Obama passed legislation with Republican Senator Jim Talent to give gas stations a tax credit for installing E85 ethanol refueling pumps. The tax credit covers 30 percent of the costs of switching one or more traditional petroleum pumps to E85, which is an 85 percent ethanol/15 percent gasoline blend.

    -After a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.

    -His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent.

    -Obama created the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families in 2000 and successfully sponsored a measure to make the credit permanent in 2003. The law offered about $105 million in tax relief over three years.

    -Obama joined forces with former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-IL) to pass the toughest campaign finance law in Illinois history. The legislation banned the personal use of campaign money by Illinois legislators and banned gifts from lobbyists. Before the law was passed, one organization ranked Illinois worst among 50 states for its campaign finance regulations.

    -As a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan.

    -He traveled to Russia with Republican **** Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world.

    -Obama has been a leading advocate for protecting the right to vote, helping to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act and leading the opposition against discriminatory barriers to voting.

    - In the U.S. Senate, Obama introduced the STOP FRAUD Act to increase penalties for mortgage fraud and provide more protections for low-income homebuyers, well before the current subprime crisis began.

    -Obama sponsored legislation to combat predatory payday loans, and he also was credited with lobbied the state to more closely regulate some of the most egregious predatory lending practices.

  748. 748
    EL Says:

    Amy @ 09/11/2008 at 1:57 am said:

    “Sarah Palin has more executive experience than McCain, Obama, and Biden combined.”

    from where are you getting your information? and what are you talking about?

  749. 749
    tjs1020 Says:

    Referring to the Sara Palin VP…Matt Damon said that “He hasn’t been this scared since Ben Affleck missed his period.”

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    tjs1020 Says:

    Referring to the Sara Palin VP… Matt Damon said that “He has not been this scared since Ben Affleck missed his period.”

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    redhead Says:

    El – I’m thinking that you could go back to the Clinton years. Having lived in Arkansas during all the ‘glorious’ Clinton years (I think I’ll be sick), look at our educational system, where we rate. We have them to thank for a lot of that.
    Don’t even get me started there……..

  752. 752
    superjaded Says:

    The best movie Matt Damon ever made was his portrayal of a puppet in Team America. He has every right to express himself freely but that doesn’t mean we can’t express ourselves freely as well. Matt should stick to the things he knows best; making bad movies, falsifying script-writing capabilities and impregnating women who are inferior to him (in his mind). Apparently that Harvard education didn’t help him get a clue. He doesn’t represent me or what I think. I feel sorry for his daughters who have to grow up with a chauvinist as a father.

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    redhead Says:

    I think that for the most part, everyone can agree that those with such a podium on which to spill their babble, can be very irritating – especially when there is so much at stake. Though I don’t care for him, name calling – against Matt Damon, Pamela Anderson, Barbara Streisand, etc., does no good, brings us down to their level. Easy trap to fall into, though.

    If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy?………….

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    Obama has no experience Says:

    If Damon had integrity he would stand behind his convictions on “experience required” and tell people not to vote for Obama for those same reasons. But Damon has never proven his integrity.

    If Paulin were to become President what would stop her from appointting a VP who has experience – the same thing Obama has done.

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    Steve Says:

    The media is so full of themselves CNN will not let you post an intelligent pro McCain/Palin comment. If you point this out they post that comment to make it appear you are some kind of angry republican. I guess they only want free speech when they can talk

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    Orchid Says:

    Washington Times
    Sunday, September 14, 2008
    EDITORIAL: A debate Obama cannot win
    His record simply does not correspond to his rhetoric.

    Mr. Obama’s “new kind of politics” – which was based on telling the truth, being a principled politician and treating one’s opponents fairly – collapsed once he secured the nomination in June. He reversed course with dizzying speed on NAFTA, FISA, public financing of campaigns, whether the D.C. gun ban was constitutional, meeting with rogue leaders without preconditions and the unity of Jerusalem. He even qualified his Iraq policy by stating it would be “refined” according to “conditions on the ground.” Most recently, in light of the economic downturn, Mr. Obama stated he might reconsider implementing the tax increases in his economic plan.

    Mr. Obama appeared authentic during the Democratic campaign as a liberal champion: In running to the left of Hillary Clinton, he was passionate, fiery and convincing. Yet since his mad dash to the center, he appears uncomfortable: He stammers and stutters in response to questions rather than speaking forthrightly. The polished, Ivy League-educated senator now uses “folksy” expressions. This downhome speaking manner is geared toward attracting white, blue collar voters – and is not in consonance with his impeccable oratory. He is now packaged and artificial.

    Instead of being a genteel campaigner, Mr. Obama and his surrogates have spent days attacking Mr. McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for her inexperience. He has been charged with leveling low blows and sexism. Highlighting Mrs. Palin’s inexperience is a foolish strategy for one whose level of experience is, at best, equivalent to hers.

    Mr. Obama has also assaulted Mrs. Palin for not being a true reformer. Yet it is he who has a record of requesting $936 million in earmarks. Mr. Obama’s record reveals that he is part of the Washington problem, rather than its solution.

    The Illinois senator no longer represents generational change and the future: He selected a vice president that is mired in the past. Sen. Joseph Biden is a Washington insider whose voting record is symmetrical to that of the nominee: liberal and partisan. Together, they fall far short of the “bipartisanship” that was pledged.

    Instead of “The Dream Team” Obama-Clinton ticket many Democrats hoped for, the Obama-Biden ticket appears to be the “The Snooze Team,” they dreaded.

    Mr. Obama stated that voters need not be spooked by his thin foreign-policy resume, but should look to his judgment. These statements were cheered throughout the primaries when the Iraq war was going badly. But once the surge succeeded, Mr. Obama has been unable to convince Americans that his judgment is in fact sound.

    For weeks, Mr. Obama refused to acknowledge the success of the surge. Now, he acknowledges it at last, but still does not admit that he was initially wrong in his opposition. Clearly, his judgment on foreign affairs is often overcome by prejudices or expediency. Again, he set the terms of the debate and then failed his own test.

    Many voters and critics are still asking: Who is Mr. Obama? He has told us who he is through his record and deeds: a liberal politician who will abandon all his principles at the drop of a hat in order to be elected……..

  757. 757
    Fernie Says:

    If you live in California and are voting for Obama…you are a ******.

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    sandi Says:

    Matt Damon has every right to his opinions. He is an American just like us and as one of those Americans, I am also terrified by the idea we could have a President Palin in our future. You all should be terrified.

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    lemibu Says:

    AGREE
    She’s a nice lady, but I disagree with her political opinions.
    and by the way, why shouldn’t actors have their own politcal opinions? We all seem to have them here. Duh

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    lemibu Says:

    AGREE
    She’s a nice lady, but I disagree with her political opinions.
    and by the way, why shouldn’t actors have their own politcal opinions? We all seem to have them here. Duh

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    calacus Says:

    so funny to read all these angry threads. So protective of Palin. She’s just not that smart.

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    JULIE Says:

    CK……What a stupid thing to say. If you want to know what Obama has done, you can google the information. You are a total fool if you do not know ONE thing that Obama has done. Do you think he got where he is sitting on his a**? If that were the case, we would all be running for President.

    You are spot on Matt!

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    mORGAN Says:

    :) Thank you Matt!!!

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    Becca Says:

    Actors are American citizens and have a right to their point of view.
    Regardless of whether he’s an actor or not. I agree with him. The VP pick is completely ridiculous. A complete mockery. Something is wrong with John McCain people. The guy can’t even go anywhere without someone by his side, first Lie-ber-man, then Lindsay, now Cindy.

    Anyone who doesn’t agree with this Matt Damon guy just claims he doesn’t know what he’s talking about or falls on the usual name calling.

    Signed…
    Moderate Republican who has switched parties since Barack Obama the most balanced candidate to come around in a long long time secured the parties nomination for President of the United States. The Republicans won’t have this Momma to kick around anymore. DONE KAPUT!!!

    Obama/Biden ’08 because Barack has earned my respect.

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    Bjizzle Says:

    EL, Hamas endorced Obama back in April, you can google that. I still have trouble with his relationship with Bill Ayers. He had to denounce the endorsement of Lewie Farahkhan. He had to denouce his pastor of 20 years which he said that He could no more distance himself from Wright than he could distance himself from the black community. EL I will say one thing about you, out of every person I’ve went back and forth with, you are the only one that has given some reason other than Obama graduated from Harvard, or He speaks so well, or He,s black. When Obama was going against Clinton, I didn’t agree with him much, though I believed He was a man of conviction. But now Im starting to see he’s no different from the other politicians which he swore he was. Later EL.

  766. 766
    david75 Says:

    Matt is so right and he made every point s right.
    For those who knows nothing about foreign policy Putin is still in charge in Russia and far more powerfull than President Medvedev.
    We live in a world of great danger, the decline of America is real and now even more real with the financial turnmoil. But having Palin in power is not only a bad Disney movie but a worst case scenario for the world. In 8 weeks we will see if America wants to be a redneck country or not.

  767. 767
    JIM Says:

    I think Matt’s argument has some merit. We are all entitled to our opinions about the canidates and his seems to be worried about Palin, which i understand.
    For far too long we have had a president who is very hickish and sometimes stupid. Bush Acts like a little kid almost everytime i see him on TV. I think we all just want a president who exudes a professional and grownup personality, which i think Obama does.
    Now I’m not for either canidate, so maybe we should talk to George Clooney about running in the next election.
    Matt did have some interesting points.

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    Nh Says:

    Matt Damon has hit the nail on the head. He has every right to share his opinion against that palin ********* all of you that think otherwise.

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    GorDon ashe Says:

    Just read these comments, there are so many unsophisticated (read: “stupid”) people out there, who would support someone as totally unqualified as Palin (just because she’s a woman???? or because they don’t want a president who isn’t of northern European descent????) It IS absurd and it IS scary. Anyone who doesn’t agree with what Damon said is, honestly, just plain stupid.

    Generalizations are bad. But, if the republican ticket with Palin aboard is elected, it does mean, unequivocally, that the majority of Americans who voted in November 2008 are, quite simply, stupid. That’s not a generalization. That’s a fact.

    And what does it say about McCain? I actually sort of liked him. You know, gut response to a man who has done some good, and often represented fair-mindedness and common sense (never mind his “heroism” which I think is a load of crap anyway).

    But how do you account for his decision. Clearly it is brazen pandering. Brushing aside any pretense of good judgment for purely political purposes. That right there is an indelible stain on McCain’s character, that he would stoop to something so bizarre.

    In a democracy, people really do get the government they deserve.

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    Bjizzle Says:

    Nh, your opinion is your right. Your characterization of Gov. Palin is your right as well, though unecessary and unmerrited. To the rest of the Palin opponents, your argument is so overwhelmingly moot when you try and point out any lack of experience because once again the guy on the top of the other ticket is not experienced at all. I can understand some people not agreeing with Mrs. Palin’s politics, or Her world view, but the great disdain people are having towards this woman is mind boggling. I mean I dont agree with hardly anything Obama says and His integrity is questionable to me,but I don’t hate the guy.

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    EL Says:

    Bjizzle #765 wrote: ”

    Hamas endorced Obama back in April, you can google that. I still have trouble with his relationship with Bill Ayers. He had to denounce the endorsement of Lewie Farahkhan. He had to denouce his pastor of 20 years which he said that He could no more distance himself from Wright than he could distance himself from the black community.”

    my question is – what does, by your words, Hamas supporting Sen. Obama have to do with the upcoming election?” they are a middle east organization. do they have members in congress? on the illinois state legistature? does Sen. Obama have daily dialogue with these people? what is your point here?

    fact of the matter is that neither Sen. Obama or Sen. McCain can control who supports them any more than they can control what i wear to work. that is also to your reference about Sen. Obama having to denounce and separate himself from Pastor Wright and Louis Farahkhan. so what? people have ideological differences and he respectfully made a decision.

    i find it interesting that you said nothing about Sen. McCain’s association with lobbyists. by the way, he previously spoke out against lobbyists, speaks about being an agent for change, but then there is one lobbyist after another on his campaign staff.

    Bjizzle, i’m saying these things and i’m not even a democrat. it strikes me that in reading your comments and going back and forth, that you want to offer me a piece of candy in a wrapper, tell me it’s good and expect me to eat it with the wrapper still on. you have to come better than that.

  772. 772
    advo4chg Says:

    Bjizzle, “snowed” is the word I think I’ll use. Politics in and of itself is a snowjob with potential. I hate to sound so jaded except truth be told, it’s just a matter of how much you’re willing to risk based on how much of who’s snowjob you embrace. From a personal prospective, whether male or female, black, white or opaque, I’ll embrace the snowjob that best outlines a format of escape from what has lead to today’s crisis. 8 years of playing with our lives and today the bottom falls out! That was 8 years in the making! All while the mucketie-mucks profit from their shennanigans only to find themselves in the proverbial hotseat this morning. The chickens have come home to roost. To vote for 4 more years of the past 8? I don’t think so. An Obama/Biden outline brings a refreshing breeze of change from the usual we’ve experienced for years. But if you believe the so-called change McCain/Palin lament with a lack of outline, that’s a snowjob without even a kiss.

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    Matt Damon Says:

    Matt Damon is just one more of these Hollywood ******** who just cant seem to grasp the fact that nobody cares what they think about politics, and that they validate accusations of elitism when sounding off. You dont see Sarah Palin giving Matt Damon advice on how to improve his lousy movies, do you ?

    And yes – I do mean lousy, particularly in the case of Damon. Why is Damon always playing the “genius” ?

    “Clockers”, yeah – he’s the genius poker player, while a great actor like Edward Norton has to play second fiddle to this windbag, as the buffoon who merely sets up the games.

    Oh yeah, and how about that stupid, stupid movie, “Good Will Hunting” ? That movie makes me sick. Yeah, the janitor who is the genius among all the college snobs. How original, (yawn). Oh, oooh, oh, I have a great idea for this movie – we will have a scene where I, Matt Damon, solves the big mathematical equasion that none of the snobs can solve, and doesnt seek any recognition for it, because I am just so humble and modest…but in actuality, Im the genius ! Oh, Oh, I know – My character will be a deeply troubled genius….thats never been done before ! Well have another scene where I get snubbed by all the snobs at college because Im just a janiitor, meanwhile – in secret, Im really a genius ! Oh man, this is just fantastic – all these original ideas I have ! Oh, Oh, and another idea – we can make a movie about a college student who dusts off an old script about a janitor-genius, and passes it off to his buddy – a buddy who has connections in the industry, who can pull the strings to get his movie made. Then, he and his gay lover Ben Affleck rise to stardom as a result. I am just so great, that the only thing I worry about is where the limit to my genius will be !

    And how about “The Rainmaker” ? Yeah, he’s the genius again, this time as a lawyer, who takes on a mega-big insurance company.

    Yokay fudge. Too bad it was a great book – destroyed by Matt Damon’s vision for the character.

    And Saving Private Ryan ? Matt Damon, a hardened WWII infantry soldier, who passes up the chance to go home because he is committed to his fellow men ? Bullsh*t. Not with Matt Damon as that guy, anyway.

    Just writing this reminds me of how much I despise this buffoon. Hey matt – You are an effing buffoon, shut your pie hole and keep trying to make a good movie.

    Oh but wait – The Departed. I loved watching you get smacked around at the end by Leonardo DiCaprio. Thats the only part of the movie where you appear, that’s tolerable.

    You big headed moron. Shut your effing trap and study your lines.

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    DONNA JONES Says:

    Why do celebrities insist on ramming their political views down our throats? Do they truly think they know what is best for the country because they entertain the public on TV or in the movies. There are some serious God complexes for a bunch of high school dropouts.

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    Carly Says:

    Totally agree with #603

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    Ryan alexander Says:

    The thing is Sarah Palin may give a good speaker. But the fact is that its only a speech. A women can be good at saying one thing but not do what she says. The speaking part is only to show but the real deal comes what is under the hood. The fact that she puts her self in the position to compare herself to Barak Obama already shows a little bit about her Character. It says that she is big headed and boastful. I myself have been to 6 different country and one peninsula (sinai Peninsula ) and from what I’ve seen we don’t need a Hockey Mom who is Conceded and boastful to be second in command in this country.

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    Ryan alexander Says:

    Correction “Sara Palin may be a good speaker.”

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    dada olamide Says:

    its very funny that more americans know more about matt damon than sarah palin…actually its more disturbing than funny…

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    M Says:

    To whoever the “erin” person above is, you are a moron if you think its fact that Palin has more experience than Obama and Biden together. That is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard – thanks for the laugh!

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    elle Says:

    Oh Matt not only are you hot but really smart too!

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    Francesca Says:

    I can’t stop thinking of that retarded looking puppet of him in Team America, slowly saying nothing but “Matt Damon” again again .

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    MattsANidiot Says:

    Matt Damon does not like Palin – big deal. He’s an idiot if he thinks Obama is the answer. Raise taxes on the 5 % and who pays? The consumer when the corporations pass their hikes down the chain. SO Obama will not raise taxes of the 95%, BUT he will be directly responsible for them paying the riches taxes. Idiocy at best.
    McCain give tax breaks to corporations, who pays? Corporations, it is a proven fact that in countries that reduced coporation taxes, passed of the savings to the people in the form of lower prices and more jobs. So Matt, still gonna vote for idiocy. People that live in the middle class world, like me, should peel aside their blinders and read the Obama plan at least 2 % of your brain. The plan WILL cost you to pay in the long run.

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    MattDamonHater Says:

    What an @$$! First he says he doesn’t know anything about her. And then he says “I know she’s…” This is someone who really knows how to keep his train of thought straight.

    Well, I’m joining the camp that says we’ll never watch another project that this loser has anything to do with. No big loss, as I never go to the movies, and only rent DVDs a few times a month.

    In any event, Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Sandra Blowhard, Madonna, and all of the other bile-spewers can have their festering hatred. I hope they sleep well at night.

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    Melissa darischuk Says:

    What I find to be crazy and absurd is an actor believing that he is all so important as to go on an interview and discuss his political views and publicly slamming a VP candidate. He should stick to what he does best (or not depending on who you ask) and just do movies, not politics. I’m so tired of celebrities discussing who they’re voting for and using their fame as a soapbox. And lastly, I will state the obvious: alot of celebrities are promoting Obama because they believe his uplifting speeches about change…but will he really do all he promises, especially considering he talks out of both sides of his mouth?? The point that I find to be really funny is the fact that everyone talks about Palin’s inexperience…how much experience does Obama have?? While he was a Senator, he wrote two autobiographies and didn’t pass any legislature, except one. The right for women to abort their babies in the 3rd trimester, and if the baby survived the procedure, the doctors and nurses left them to die a horrible death, alone. What does this say about Obamas’ character? Do I want a inexperienced babykiller for President or a experienced Senator that defended our country in the Vietnam war and believes in God? Yes…I’m sorry I do not want Reverend Wright running this country…and if I’m wrong, then so be it. I’m voting for the lesser of two evils and that is definitely McCain + Palin. And yes…I’m using this as MY soapbox.

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    Sofie Says:

    I actually agree with him.

    I was going to vote for McCain, until Palin came along. Now Obama will have my vote.

    The woman is a moron. She’s against abortion, and I believe I’ve heard she’s against sex ed, and believes in abstinence only education. And yet, her 17 year old daughter is having a baby. Nice, right?

    She is inexperienced and an idiot. If she gets into a position of such high power, we’re all fucked.

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    mira Says:

    i don’t understand why should he shut up and stick to acting according to some idiots who supports palin anad mccain?matt damon is am american citizen who has the right to choose the presidential candidate who he thinks will make this country better for him and his kids.now tell me mccain supporters,if he had said this about obama without knowing too much about him(as u all say that he doesn’t know a thing about palin)would u have supported him or would u stick to “may be hehould stick to acting”like capitol barbie megan mccain said on the insider?

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    William Stephens Says:

    From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. THAT IS TOTALLY ABSURD!!!
    Palin’s experience totally demolishes Obama’s and she’s just the vice presidential candidate!!

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    Enigma Says:

    Matt Damon only sounds intelligent when someone is writing the scripts for him….left to his own, he’s a complete moron when it comes to politics. Why is it all these actors/actresses think that we care what their political views are? They don’t even have a good grasp of what life is like for average people….they all live in a make believe world with their heads in the clouds. When they’re given the status because of ACTING, they shouldn’t abuse that by forcing their moronic views on the rest of us.

    Example: Matt Damon’s comment “Who is Sarah Palin? I haven’t even heard of her!” Um…why not look into it? DO some research Matt. Palin has a lot more experience than Obama who didn’t have a year in the senate before running. Is she ready to take command in a crisis? Of course, more qualified than little Hussein Obama there with his terrorist friends, radical associations and leftist supporters.

    This country was FOUNDED by the Palin’s of this world (contrary to what equally idiotic Bill Maher spouts off)

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    lee Says:

    If Matt Damon was given two weeks to prepare for the role of vice president he would probably win the election for McCain or at least be nominated for an academy award. Sarah Palin who is unprepared and unable to convince anyone with a reasonable IQ has failed the republican party.

    She is living proof of McCain’s poor decision making ability. Only in American can you be chosen for vice president without knowing anything about anything. She is the embarrassment of the United States and giant disgrace to women. She was only picked because she was female. If McCain was going to pick a women he would do everyone, including republicans and women, a great service by picking someone based on qualifications.

    Best Regards,
    Disgruntled Republican

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    Dave Says:

    Nobody will care about Palin in 2012, I heard Paris will be in the running!

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    Lori Says:

    wow…once again person from Holly3wood that shows no IQ….thank goodness America doesn’t act like these people!!!

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    becky Says:

    Celebrities should work on acting and not political commentary. Matt Damon showed what an idiot he truly is!! What a moron.

    Even his acting is not that good!!

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    lee Says:

    It appears that even the dumb liberal hollywood actors were smarter than the average Christian right wing dummy conservative Republican. The actors saw early on that Palin was horribly unprepared to govern anything. I feel sorry for the people of Alaska.

    If the republicans want to ever win the office again they will need to find a sharp intelligent candidate. The Dems have shown that the American public is tired of the dumb cowboy image. Reagan got away with it but that was the end of it. Its time for the Republicans to use their brains and stop relying on Joe the Plumbers, Paris Hiltons, Elisabeth Hasslebecks, The Terminator and Sarah “Im Stupid” Palin.

    Get a F##%^&* CLUE!

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    Greg Says:

    Well congratulations America, you are officially ignorant. You just elected a muslim president and an idiot VP. You think Bushie Boy was bad, you aint seen nothing yet. This moron (Barry “my cousin is a terrorist” Obama) will in all likelyhood, ruin this country. Lets see, first we will tax the middle class to death so that lazy welfare recipients can sit on their asses at home, lets have socialized medicine too(ask England how they like theirs), oh and lets let in all the legal aliens, give them citizenship, that way they can vote for me during my re-election bid. Wow, are Americans truely stupid. Don’t worry though, soon we will have all of Barry’s brothers (you know, the ones wearing diapers on their heads)living here. Well, lets all learn to speak what ever camel jockey language they speak in the middle east and all go buy a Koran. Screw that, I am moving to Alaska when they leave the Union. Long live Liberty (but bet your sweet ass it won’t be long). Hey two thumbs up you liberal dumba$$e$. The inmates have taken control of the Asylum. We need a new national anthem, la la la la la Ali, la la la la, Americans are stupid, la la la la Ali, we are now in control and can ruin the country…………….

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    Morgan Says:

    I suspect that if McCain had won the election, and then died in office, that Sarah Palin would have become the most-hated successor since Vice President John Tylor took over for the newly deceased Harrison in 1841.

    You betcha’.

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    mel. Says:

    Change is the exact opposite of what we need. Oh and R. , you think that people like Palin just because she’s a women? Wow. There’s alot of people out there too that want to vote Barack just because he’s black and we need “change”. Yeah Palin was the governer for a small town but that proves that not only does she have experience but she knows what people want and what has to be done, unlike Obama who is talking about doing the complete wrong things. I still love ya though Matt!

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    Windows VPS Says:

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    JillR. Says:

    Who said that Sarah FORCED her daughter Bristol to have and keep her baby?

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    Lisa Says:

    Do you know what is scary? That people like Matt Damon and many liberals feel so threatened that she chose to have a baby with down syndrome. I know that that is the real reason why you hate this “woman” so much.

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    Lisa Says:

    Sofie, women like you, yes you, who claim they love their kids but will abort them if they have a chance, make me feel ashamed to be a woman. You are a disgrace to women.

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    Ken Says:

    Freedom of speech isn’t free.

    If an actor or anyone in business, feels obligated to take sides in an issue political or otherwise, there’s a good chance that he’ll lose some customers.

    He needs to apologize like Johnnie Depp had to for his terrible characterization of the USA.

    It was a load of crap designed to impact the election.

    He won’t be getting my 7 dollars ever again. He didn’t change my vote and he lost a customer.

    Multiple that by a million, was it worth it ?

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    Ken Says:

    Freedom of speech isn’t free. He lost a customer and didn’t influence my vote.

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    Ken Says:

    @Ms Gunn: how did he screw things up so royally if he’s such a flippin genius?

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