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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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Matt Damon: Sarah Palin is “Totally Absurd”
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  • right on sister!!

    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.

  • my 2 cents…

    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.

  • Nic

    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.

  • amy

    He took the words from my mouth.

  • jane

    Gov. Palin is a female Dick 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.

  • LAdyDelish

    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.

  • my 2 cents…

    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!

  • Just Tooting…

    STFU Matt !!!!!

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

  • kit

    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.

  • Lisa

    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..

  • Billie

    matt damon is 100% right. the americans are so fucking stupid it’s fucking incredible!!! you stupid assholes 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.

  • Original jpf

    # 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.


  • Janeway

    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

  • kit

    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.

  • blahhh

    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

  • dialectic

    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.

  • Lyn

    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.

  • T&M.

    I love you, Matt!

    Obama ’08!

  • lady

    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…

  • Original jpf


    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.”


  • goodforthegoose

    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.

  • lucy

    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

  • Orchid

    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.

  • lol

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

  • Lisa

    the investors are nervous which makes the stock market unstable which rises the cost , and then the american people bitch 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.

  • E Hicks

    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?

  • Rosanna

    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.

  • proudlib

    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.

  • sillyme

    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.

  • Candace


    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 Bitch with you.

  • Wow

    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.

  • kc

    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.

  • rd

    How old is the planet, Palin?

  • Jennifer

    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.

  • Luke

    Hey Matt. SHUT THE FUCK 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 SHIT 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!

  • b

    jam it Damon

  • kei

    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.


    “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!

  • Beautiful

    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.

  • ty

    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!

  • READ THIS!……….

    HE’S RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

  • meghan

    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.

  • claudia

    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 assholes for saying that should keep their mouth shut. i bet you republicans would be singing a differant tune if he was praising palin.

  • lurking

    Matt Damon is one ugly actor.

  • samantha

    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!

  • Lisa

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

  • lurking

    Matt Damon’s wife is fugly.

  • Angie

    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!

  • peace

    #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?

  • http://GPOst Team Lara Croft

    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!