A Student of History

October 2, 2008

A tale of two+ comments

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 11:28 am

Here is Annette Benning on Sarah Palin: 

“We really want to hear her views, and I’m sure she’ll do very well in the debate. She’s obviously a very accomplished woman … I’m a Democrat, I’m a supporter of Barack Obama but she certainly deserves our respect.”

And now, representative of so many of the glitterati, Sandra Bernhard:

Bernhard said Palin would be “gang-raped by my big black brothers” if she visited New York City.

Pink says “The woman terrifies me.”

Matt Damon: ““I think there’s a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president, and I think that’s a really scary thing…”

“Dr.” Laura Schlessinger: “What kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down syndrome, and then goes back to the job of governor within days of the birth?”

Margaret Cho: “If Sarah Palin had her way, she would take away that right not to be a mom. She wants to outlaw abortion — so to call her a feminist is as laughable as calling evangelicals ‘Christians.’ They shouldn’t have the right to call themselves Christian, for they have no Christ-like attributes.”

Ms. Benning should be commended for her moderation.


  1. Ms. Benning,
    Thank you for leaving the name-calling, hateful and acid-turning words out of your comment. I respect you greatly because of your poise.

    Comment by nicole — October 2, 2008 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

  2. I simply cannot take anyone in Hollywood seriously. And while that’s not something new for me, I’m still amazed by the way these people keep a large part of America under their spell. These are some of the most hateful, deceitful, and morally bereft people on the planet. It’s odd how they accuse conservatives of being like Nazis while fondly alluding to gang rape & who should not have certain rights.

    The plain fact is that had anyone in Hollywood made comments like that about a Democratic candidate or their children, they would be vilified, blacklisted & generally treated the same way they allege happened to their forebears under the “dark night of McCarthyism”…that’s another fun comparison to conservatives the left spews at every chance. The funny thing is, no one in Hollywood or on the left wants do a movie about whether McCarthy right. Were there communist sympathizers & spies in Hollywood, the military, and the administrations of FDR and Truman?

    It’s a moot point; these rather rich actors disparaging the “greedy Rethuglicans” aren’t big on dealing with cognitive dissonance, so it’s just easier to propagate the hype.

    Comment by AlanABQ — November 23, 2008 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

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