Monday, May 11, 2009

GOP: Hey, maybe Lt. Dan could be Prez

Just to show how desperate the Republican Party really is, consider this little tidbit...

From CNN's Political Ticker:
Nicolle Wallace, a top adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain’s presidential campaign, is adding a few names to the list of Republicans who might lead the GOP out of the wilderness.

Top among them? Actor Gary Sinise.

"The natural strengths that an actor brings to politics would come in handy to anyone going up against Obama in 2012," she wrote. "We will need an effective communicator who can stand toe to toe with Obama’s eloquence."
Apparently, the GOP has forgotten that Americans hate political celebrities, which is why their commercial comparing Obama's popularity to Paris Hilton's was such a success.

All humor aside, it's really interesting to me that the Republicans have no problem with actors who come to their side, but when celebs champion liberal causes, they're suddenly "elitists." Talk about hypocrisy.

I personally have no qualms with celebrities taking up political causes; if Sinise wants to run for political office, that's fine by me. Actors are Americans just like the rest of us, and are entitled to the freedoms that any citizen receives. It's when members from either side of the aisle (but let's be honest here, mostly Republican) deride the other side as being cozy with the "elitist Hollywood crowd," then do exactly that which they criticize, that I start getting a little irritated.

Let's put aside the snobbery and hypocrisy and focus on the issues, shall we?

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