Actually, that’s not true. I just said it because having “Britney Spears” in the headline of any blog post is likely to generate tons of traffic — much like my post about Angelina Jolie’s father, John Voight, endorsing Rudy Giuliani as President.
But there IS a new celebrity political endorsement: Sylvester Stallone has just come out in favour of John McCain. Here’s the video in which you can witness McCain demonstrating appropriate gravitas in response to such a lofty commendation:
I think it’s important that people who read lines written by others and emote for a living go public with their candidate of choice. Because otherwise so many people wouldn’t know what to think. In fact, I still don’t quite know what to make of Iran’s renewed defiance of new UN nuclear enrichment sanctions — because Lindsay Lohan has yet to make a pronouncement on the subject.
But hey, it’s fun. And it would be especially fun if the celebs recorded their endorsements while coked up, or while getting out of a limo without panties. The most Sly Stallone has admittedly done is a little testosterone. Zzzzz.
McCain also has a more dubious endorsement — that of the New York Times. They say they like him because he’s not George Bush, and speaks out about global warming. Wow. Not surprisingly, most of the reasons the NYT gives for liking McCain also represent my precise reservations with respect to his candidacy.
Then the times goes on a rant about Giuliani — whose candidacy has been virtually ignored by the mainstream media in their attempt to marginalize the biggest GOP threat to a Democratic victory. When they aren’t attacking you, they’re ignoring you. That’s how they destroy you — and it’s how they’re destroying Giuliani’s presidential hopes:
“The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.
Mr. Giuliani’s arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking. When he claims fiscal prudence, we remember how he ran through surpluses without a thought to the inevitable downturn and bequeathed huge deficits to his successor. He fired Police Commissioner William Bratton, the architect of the drop in crime, because he couldn’t share the limelight. He later gave the job to Bernard Kerik, who has now been indicted on fraud and corruption charges.
The Rudolph Giuliani of 2008 first shamelessly turned the horror of 9/11 into a lucrative business, with a secret client list, then exploited his city’s and the country’s nightmare to promote his presidential campaign.”
Oh, and Rudy totally beats this dog. The NY Times left that out.