“It’s like a really bad Disney movie”..

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From Raw Story:

Screen star Matt Damon told the Associated Press that he considers the prospect of a President Palin to be a “really terrifying possibility.”

“I think there’s a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president,” he said, “and I think that’s a really scary thing.”

Noting Palin’s relative youth in the political sphere as mayor of a small town in Alaska and the state’s governor for less than two years, “I think the pick was made for political purposes,” he added, “but, in terms of governance, it’s a disaster.”

“You do the actuary tables–there’s a one-out-of-three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn’t survive his first term, and it will be President Palin.”

“It’s like a really bad Disney movie,” he continued. “‘I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska,’ and she’s the President! And it’s like, she’s facing down Vladimir Putin using the…folks stuff she learned at the hockey rink.

You know, it’s absurd.””The fact that we’ve gotten this far, and we’re that close to this being a reality, is crazy…I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. That’s an important–I want to to know that, I really do, because she’s going to have the nuclear codes.”


A ‘complicated’ youth

Jenna Bush, appearing on tonight’s 20/20:

When asked whether she agrees with her father about the Iraq War, Bush said, “You know I’m not here to talk about that, but I’m also not a policymaker. It’s a really complicated, obviously a very complicated subject. Everybody can agree on that.”

“You know there’ve been people — [actor] Matt Damon among them — who have said, ‘Should the Bush daughters be fighting in Iraq?'” Sawyer said.

“Obviously I understand that question and see what, what the point of that question is, for sure,” Bush said. “I think there are many ways to serve your country. And I think … what’s most appropriate for me to do is to teach or to work in UNICEF and represent our country in Latin America. But you know I don’t think it’s a practical question. I think if people really thought about it, they know that we would put many people in danger. But I understand the point of it. I hope that I serve by being a teacher.”

~ Egreggious