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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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  • CZLF

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • K

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

    Ugh, I hate celebrities and their politics.

  • Sugarsugar

    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.

  • SexistDemocrats

    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.

  • Kelly

    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.

  • Kelly

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

  • stfu Matt!!

    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.

  • nalnya

    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

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/03/14/sarah-larson-runway/comment-page-2/#comments Ade

    so true !

  • McCain_Palin’08

    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!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tia

    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.

  • Ann

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

  • trish waldman

    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.

  • Dianne

    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!!!!

  • dd

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

  • fidel

    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.

  • Camera

    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

  • Orchid

    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!”

  • andrew

    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

  • Sarah_Palin’08

    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!!!!!!!!!!

  • Angela

    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.

  • Orchid

    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?

  • Lisa

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

  • wtf??

    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

  • McCain-Palin08

    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!!!!!

  • Original jpf

    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

  • Willow

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

  • I love it

    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.

  • irene

    McCain and Palin gets my vote

  • Nikkita

    “…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.

  • Lexxie

    Who gives a shit 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???

  • nk

    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′

  • kit

    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.

  • missy

    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.

  • excuse you

    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.

  • mickey

    Matt.Damon.Rules.

  • Original jpf

    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

  • elizabeth

    OK people need to calm the fuck 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!

  • who cares?

    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!!

  • anna

    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.

  • bonzo

    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. Retard.

  • sl

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

  • curious

    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.

  • anna

    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??

  • Orchid

    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

  • Yvonne

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

  • Janet

    HE’S SO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brad and Angie Fan

    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

  • maria

    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.

  • Angi

    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!

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