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Damon (political scholar/acteuur), fears competancy of Palin (hockey mom/possible VP)

matt damon, team america world police, quote on sarah palin

The quote in the picture is real: Matt Damon says the selection of Sarah Palin as the Republican nominee for vice president in the United States could end up “like a really bad Disney movie” if John McCain wins the November presidential election.

We missed the sub-par Disney movie about the hockey mom that saves the day (I think it was the Lion King), but what of Damon’s larger concern about the VP choice?

Maria Comella, a spokeswoman for Palin, retorted “It’s not surprising that the Barack Obama and his celebrity supporters continue to tear down Gov. Palin with little more than blatant name-calling,” she said. “It’s clear they’re threatened by a candidate who actually has a record of achieving reform and change, while Barack Obama just talks about it.” Oh no u di-int gurlfrennnnd! lolz!

Our favorite part of the Damon-as-pundit hilarity is that apparently he was totally duped by an obvious satire blog post he read about Palin and totally thought was realz. Watch the video and you’ll see him extol his fear about a person possibly being Vic President who might think dinosaurs roamed the land 4,000 years ago (clearly one of the hot policy conflicts facing our nation today. your priorities ROCK Matt!).

HotAir asks, could a Harvard grad be so stupid as to have read this and taken it at face value?

On oil exploration and drilling in the ANWR:
God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats.

That comes from this. A viral e-mail supposedly containing “real quotes” from an Anchorage newspaper. For Damons sake, we will ask you to ignore the title of this post– “FAKE Sarah Palin Quote” — and the disclaimer at the end — “She didn’t really say these things — I made them up. But thanks for all the visits.”

CNN mentions the book burning thing was a viral el fibo as well…

Ace comments:

Not Only Is this Obviously a Joke… But it’s a variation on an old joke. Some years back, Jimmy Fallon, on SNL’s Weekend Update, cracked a joke that a state would allow teaching evolution, but only if the curriculum called dinosaurs “Jesus horses.”

Hilarious. I’ve quoted that before.

This blogger did a variation of that joke (no offense — it’s not theft if you change it up, and kudos to that blogger for having the taste to recognize a great joke when he or she heard it).

The point is, it’s a fucking joke. It’s a goof. It’s obviously a goof. The line comes directly from an SNL punchline (well, slightly retrofitted and with the factory serial number filed off).

But this genius, Matt Damon, who spends his off hours splitting atoms… with his mind, couldn’t recognize an obvious (and old) joke for what it was.

For him, it wasn’t a joke.

It was an Important Action Alert and Pretty Vicious Rant.

Celebrities are paid to entertain us, and it’s hard to say that this doesn’t so…mission accomplished? Aside from the inevitable question you then have to ask: Are They This Stupid? You think they’d have learned the simple proposition that one should check uncited claims made in internet emails before parroting them. Do they not remember Barbra Streisand’s quote of “Shakespeare” warning us all not to vote for Bush?

Sorry Matty! For astute political analysis and biting condemnation on political positions, WE know who to turn to…

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