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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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  • marieme

    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.

  • Kelly

    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…

  • LILLY

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

  • sammie

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

  • Mariza

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

  • dana

    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!

  • A.J.

    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 bitch is still a lying idiot.

  • Rachel

    Matt speaks sense. Obama all the way!

  • cheryl j

    oh wow did i hit a nerve

  • http://www.sol.no katy

    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

  • larry

    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.

  • Meredith

    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!

  • Lisa

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

  • cheryl j

    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

  • cheryl j

    WIILL MY PHONE BE TAPPED

  • cheryl j

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

  • wake < UP already

    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..

  • cheryl j

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

  • cheryl j

    is there a lawyer in the house

  • naty

    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.

  • Orchid

    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.

  • Paige

    #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.

  • http://www.sol.no sol

    Come on Matt, Vote for Obama.

    I agree whit you and what you say.

  • cheryl j

    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

  • ouch

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

  • Kats

    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.

  • loyal

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

  • Victoria

    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.

  • john

    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.

  • cheryl j

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

  • ouch

    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.

  • ñññ

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

  • john

    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!

  • http://barackobama.com Ms Gunn

    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

  • THAIS

    FUCK
    McCAIN AND PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.sol.no solami

    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!

  • ñññ

    # 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

  • cheryl j

    (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

  • Orchid

    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!

  • CZLF

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

  • Matt’s right

    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.

  • http://barackobama.com Ms Gunn

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

  • taylor

    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

  • http://barackobama.com Ms Gunn

    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.

  • Lara

    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.

  • undecided voter

    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!

  • Wynters

    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.

  • gARY

    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.

  • donna

    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..

  • Orchid

    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!!!

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