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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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  • ugh

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

  • curious

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

  • education first

    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.

  • kym

    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!!!

  • Bubbaness

    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.

  • Janet

    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.

  • education first

    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.

  • laughingkitty

    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.

  • jr

    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.

  • Orchid

    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?

  • katie

    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.

  • Anna

    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!

  • Brandy

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

  • Jona

    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.

  • …………………………

    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.

  • no name

    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.

  • Orchid

    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?

  • Riley

    I Agree.

  • lyb

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

  • me

    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

  • bournestupid

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

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

  • Twifanatic Amanda

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

  • dana

    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.

  • U.S.a.

    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!

  • Taryn

    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.

  • Taryn

    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.

  • HillarySupporter

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

  • laughingkitty

    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!

  • Jamie

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

  • …………………………

    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.

  • my opinion counts too

    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.

  • jughed

    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?!?

  • missy

    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.

  • http://www.mylifeiscrap.com mylifeiscrap.com

    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

  • Lisa

    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

  • missy

    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.

  • Kitty

    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 fuck up as well.

  • my 2 cents…

    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!

  • Sweetpea

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

  • Sweetpea

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

  • tom c

    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!

  • Kitty

    My 2 cents. #189
    You said it perfectly.

  • crystal

    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 :)

  • Anne

    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.

  • gia

    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 bitch 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!

  • jamie

    sarah palin is the paris hilton of politics!

  • lisa

    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.

  • darcy

    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.

  • Jan

    Matt Damon read my mind!

  • jenny

    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.

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