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Monday, September 15, 2008

Celebrity Ignorance Watch: Lindsay Lohan

I know I said that I'd be posting on the experience issue, and I will tonight, but this story is simply too good to pass up. I think it is interesting to see celebrities trying to attack Gov. Palin, as they are almost guaranteed to make profoundly ignorant comments. Today's edition involves Hollywood bad girl Lindsay Lohan, who found it necessary to write an anti-Palin screed on her blog. Now, I will be the first to say that Miss Lohan has every right to disagree with Gov. Palin's policies on gay marriage and abortion, but name-calling is never a classy thing to do, and parts of the blog were just downright silly. Here are a few highlights:

"I find it quite interesting that a woman who now is running to be second in command of the United States, only 4 years ago had aspirations to be a television anchor. Which is probably all she is qualified to be"

Fact Check: Actually, Gov. Palin has been in politics since 1988, which I believe was also the last time she worked in TV news. That was 20 years ago, Lindsay, not four. Four years ago, Sarah Palin had already completed two terms as Mayor and was busy resigning in protest from the Alaska Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

"Oh, and...Hint Hint Pali Pal- Don't pose for anymore tabloid covers, you're not a celebrity, you're running for office to represent our, your, my COUNTRY!"


Well, Lindsay Linds, people in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks. I might also point out the absurd number of magazines that have done photo spreads on Senator Obama and his family.

"And in the words of Pamela Anderson, 'She can suck it'."

Wow, that was intelligent.

"Is our country so divided that the Republicans best hope is a narrow minded, media obsessed homophobe?"

Oh my. More name-calling. And finally...

"I have faith that this country will be all that it can be with the proper guidance. I really hope that all of you make your decisions based on the facts and what feels right to you in your heart-vote for obama!"

First off, most citizens would be disgusted by the idea that we need "proper guidance" to be all that we can be, and even more horrified at the idea such "guidance" has the Lindsay Lohan seal of approval. I would, however, agree that people should vote based on the facts, which Miss Lohan apparently failed to research (as evidence by her misstatement about Gov. Palin's career ambitions). Lastly, "Obama" is a proper noun, and hence should be capitalized.

I think that I'm going to continue to post on celebrity Palin-bashers, as I think they illustrate just how delusional the far-left elites have become. If people don't want bloggers dissecting their remarks dissected by the political blogosphere, then they need to stay out of the political debate. What goes around comes around.

18 comments:

Erin said...

I think the fact that Lindsay called on Pam Anderson as a valid source/supporting evidence really says it all. Can we really add to this? Rush is saying that these celebrities need to keep at it--it's just helping the cause.

Loving the story that Biden had six news outlets following him (I think the number has dropped now), and Sarah's staff recently had to ask reporters to volunteer to fly commercial because the plane was too heavy to fly.

P.S. Obama's staff is not walking back the "no computer skills" ad. The longer they run it, the worse it will hurt them.

miiszkim said...

these celebs are making themselves look so horrible right now. and how is sarah palin a homophob? Just b/c she doesnt agree with gay marriage doesnt make her a homophob. I have gay friends but a marriage is a union between a man & a woman, period.Anyways, Lindsay Lohan is hardly someone who should be giving political commentary.

Mountain Mama said...

Hi, Erin! Still watching the Tiny Fey video (giggle)? It's a scream, all right.....

Well, re. ditzy celebrities: yep, if they keep on blathering their "views," they inevitably show that they've neither researched their "facts" nor bothered to think----and thus they help our side. Blab away, sillies!

Plus, reportedly McCain's disabilities from his POW years prevent his being able to type----hence the reason why McCain doesn't use the computer.
Way to slam disabilities, Obama!

Finally, re. the complaint that supposedly Gov. Palin "lied" about firing the chef for the Governor's mansion: no-o, Gov. Palin DID fire the chef from cooking at her home for her family. True, she did the decent, caring thing and found that chef another job----but over for the legislators!
SO, once again, Gov. Palin did NOT lie!

Good heavens, why pick on Gov. Palin for this one? The US Senate and Congress have cafeterias, and terrific cooks, too. This is just one more example of trying to find some ghastly thing to stick on Gov. Palin----and failing to do so.

Patty said...

Intelligent people do not need celebrities to tell them what to think or to motivate them.

The truth is Sarah Palin is not ready to serve as VP of the US. She is too inexperienced to take on this role. She has to ask, "What does a VP do?" Thanks Sarah, you really know how to instill confidence in your abilities and decisions.

God help us all if she and McCain are elected.

S.M. said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/politics/14palin.html

Refute this and I'll be impressed.
Arguing against Lindsay Lohan isn't even close to refuting actual arguments made against Palin by intelligent members of liberal politics.

Erin said...

Mama, I can neither confirm nor deny the rumour that I watched Tina Fey more than five times today. :)

I vote present. said...

What was great was that everyone called her out on myspace and made her look stupid. I am reassured as a human in my fellow humans.
Dr.Michael Savage always talks about why the media and the stars attack palin so much? Why they hate her so much? His answer is so true. He proclaims that they hate her becuase she represents the "normal" American family, full of values and love. They support themselves and perversion of all people that follow and listen to them. She is a threat to the stars. I love it! She is us.

Erin said...

Rummaged through Forbes' list of the world's most powerful women. Hillary was #28, above Pelosi. Laura Bush was #44. Sarah wasn't on it, for understandable reasons. Governor of one state (and a lightly populated one, at that) doesn't realistically rate "the bigs."

Here's hoping they issue a revised list come November. :)

Grace Explosion said...

Here's a blog I just did. Confidence in MSM at all time low:

Gallup Poll Reports that Americans who have no confidence in the media is at an all time high. The Gallup Poll attributes this lack of confidence to the effect of Republicans' criticism of the reporting on McCain & Palin. In other words, the Gallup Poll states that it's not really the job the media is doing... it's Republicans' complaining about media behavior that is eroding public confidence. That point of view is just an opinion, not statistical fact, and I cannot agree.


Quote from Gallup Poll site 9/15/08: Republicans' criticism of how the media is treating their party's presidential and vice-presidential candidates may be taking a toll on broader public confidence in the mass media. The percentage of Americans saying they have a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the media when it comes to fairness and accuracy is now just 43%, the lowest level seen over the past decade (in 2004, it was a similar 44%). At 21%, the percentage of Americans saying they have no confidence at all in the media is a record high.


Excuse me, when we have to endure comments on mainstream media newscasts and websites by Pamela Anderson speaking abusively about Governor Sarah Palin, the mainstream media is proving itself unworthy of any confidence. The fact is, the mainstream media loves to give voice to biting vicious attacks of Governor Palin, whether from the mouths of Keith Olbermann and other biased reporters - or the mouths of "actresses" who have "ramped up" their careers by starring in sex videos. It isn't "newsworthy" to report Pamela Anderson's hateful and obscenely stated opinions of Governor Palin. It's merely trash journalism.

Trash journalism has brought America's respect for the mainstream media down to the confidence level intelligent people award to shock jocks: none. MSM reports showcasing the character of National Enquirer tabloid trash causes intelligent people to vote "no confidence". The media is responsible for it's own loss of our confidence and respect.

The attacks on Governor Palin have been relentless, ruthless, and salacious. That's putting it mildly. The mainstream media lurched itself into the gutter. MSNBC, Keith Olbermann, and others made the media unworthy of our respect and confidence as news sources.

The mainstream media has lost it's reputation for fairminded, objective reporting. Governor Sarah Palin has not deserved their rabid, relentless, disgusting, and appalling shock jock attacks and unfair categorizations. The liberal media deserves it's no confidence vote. They've been behaving with "no class".

It just so happens that intelligent Americans, in record numbers, are appalled, disgusted, and outraged.

Grace Explosion said...

Patty,

How in the world can you argue against Sarah Palin's experience to be VP when Obama is a one term Senator who has been campaigning for the last 20 months?? His record is deplorable... and he has no experience up to the task of being President??

How blind is blind. You attack Sarah Palin as VP... and Obama has no experience reforming anything. All he has done has created need for reform in gathering earmarks.

If you're going to attack Sarah Palin - how can you do so on the basis of "experience" and admire your candidate for President??

She's not at the top of the ticket. You're "no experience" guy is.

huskyonspeed said...

I think it's funny that the celebs continue to hate on her. They hate here because she is a woman that likes the bible, guns and babies, which is exactly why we like her! the hollywood and media elites are being exposed as ignorant secularists.
BTW i saw a cool interview of the "first dude" Todd Palin on Greta van Susteren's show. That snowmobile racing sounds pretty intense!

tom paine said...

Now let me get this right...John McCain runs a national campaign ad that featured Britney Spears and Paris Hilton...and you folks are crying about what celebrities are saying?

Hello kettle, this is pot!!

tom paine said...

huskyonspeed,

It speaks volumes when you say that the main reasons you support Sarah Palin is because she "...likes the bible, babies, and guns..." and then you back that up by implying she is even more likable because "first dude" does a cool interview on the intensity of snowmobile racing.

Gosh, I can't think of any four better reasons for supporting a VP candidate!!

(maybe we should check into how Biden brushes his teeth and then you would gush about him)

VidCrayzee said...

George Bush has something to say about Lindsey’s pugilist proclivities and Palin pounding. Check out the video here.

starkid712 said...

I think most people would prefer celebs keep their mouths shut when it comes to politics. What credibility does Lindsay Lohan have on anything other than acting and what it's like to go to rehab multiple times? People like her should use any influence they might have to partner up with a charity and help those truly in need...that way, everyone comes out a winner. Otherwise, she should heed the old axiom that says sometimes we should keep our mouths shut and be thought an idiot rather than opening our mouths and removing all doubt...

Andrea said...

The more the celebrities talk, the worse Obama looks. I bet Obama wishes all his hollywood buddies would just put a sock in it until November because they are not helping him NOT look like a celebrity when they are all flocking toward him.

huskyonspeed said...

Tom Paine, i was simply noting that i liked Todd Palin's interview. I also happened to like Barack Obama's interview with Bill O'Reilley. I wouldn't be so naive to vote for someone based on one interview. But the reason that i spend time on a blog like this is because i not only like Sarah Palin as a politician but as a person too.

Erin said...

T.P., I confess; I have ignored all your posts until I read Mama's latest and decided to see what the hubbub was. When your guy does anything besides check his teleprompter for Axelrod's latest prepared script--your TOP of the ticket!--then you can ramble on about how inexperienced Sarah is. You've got your inexperienced candidate; we have ours. At least ours is a heartbeat away instead of the heartbeat itself.

It's laughable when libs shudder with horror about Sarah near the nuclear codes. And Obama has done what exactly to make us so confident he'd be that much more adept? To quote one of your own, he gave a speech in 2002. Of the two scenarios, I imagine myself sleeping a lot better at night with Sarah down the street from the round room and learning about it at the feet of a master than I would with the Hot Air Machine (HAM for short) ringing up Biden for the 3AM crisis calls.

*tunes Tom Paine out