posted on Sep, 10 2008 @ 09:02 PM
I don't mind at all when celebrities express their political opinions; what I really object to is the notion that any segment of the masses would
take their opinions to heart. I mean, I don't know Matt Damon personally, and while I admire his acting ability, I don't know anything about his
frame of reference. He proclaims to be dismayed [paraphrasing] at the prospect of Palin being President. So??? I might agree with him [or not],
but his opinion doesn't sway me in the least. We have to look at the self-proclaimed perspective of the politicians on the issues that matter to
us, and then decide if we believe them or not. That's it. That's all the criteria we have to judge their ability to lead the United States of
America. Do we believe them, or do we think they are spinning a hollow tale? It's a conundrum, and I can't really recall the last time that I
felt a politician really truly followed through with their pre-election promises.
I really admire Jack Nicholson, and would love to sit down and chat with him about politics or sports or whatever, but truthfully...... I don't think
I would parrot his views with my vote.
We all have the right to speak out. Those in the limelight garner more attention, but please, folks, let us not let their views replace our own.
We need to not be lazy and let others supplant our lack of interest with their views. Find out for yourself. You'll sleep better at night after
the election, knowing that you did all you could to find the truth of things.
I think most of them are liars. They call it "spin". Same thing. It's, regrettably, a matter of degrees.
Good luck, U.S. -- may the truthful person win. I took a degree in Chemistry with minors in physics and math. Those pieces of paper did nothing
to train me for the jobs I took, but they allowed me to get my foot in the door. Likewise, a politician will undergo on-the-job training -- they ALL
do. Honesty, honor, integrity, truthfulness, compassion and a tad of heart will be the variables that will make or break the great nation. Just
an opinion of an aged watcher. Don't listen to me EITHER.