October 10th, 2008


Love that Bardot

from the Huffington Post:

Brigitte Bardot: Sarah Palin Is "A Disgrace For Women"

October 7, 2008 02:24 PM

French film legend-turned-activist Brigitte Bardot took a swipe at Sarah Palin on Tuesday, saying the US vice presidential candidate was a disgrace to women.

"I hope you lose these elections because that would be a victory for the world," Bardot wrote in an open letter to Republican John McCain's running mate in the November vote.

"By denying the responsibility of man in global warming, by advocating gun rights and making statements that are disconcertingly stupid, you are a disgrace to women and you alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe," wrote Bardot.

The screen icon from the 1960s, who now heads an animal rights foundation, went on to assail Palin for supporting Arctic oil exploration that could jeopardize delicate animal habitats and for dismissing measures to protect polar bears.

"This shows your total lack of responsibility, your inability to protect or simply respect animal life," Bardot wrote.

In a final salvo against Palin, the 74-year-old ex-star picked up on Palin's depiction of herself as a pitbull wearing lipstick and said she "implored" her not to compare herself to dogs.

"I know them well and I can assure you that no pitbull, no dog, nor any other animal for that matter is as dangerous as you are," Bardot wrote.

props to McCain

Today McCain corrected a supporter who called Obama "an Arab". He said he disagrees with Obama on positions, thinks he (McCain) would make a better president, but that Obama is a decent man and nobody should be "scared of him". This is the McCain I liked a few years ago and I am happy to see him return. I don't think it will bring him the presidency but it might mean a defeat with honor. I hope that's how it goes.

I have an intelligent friend who is buying the stories and is angry at the media for not looking more closely at Obama's background. He is buying the nonsense about Wright, Ayers, and others. I am frankly dumbfounded that a thoughtful, intelligent person would come to this position. But I also know him to shoot from the hip. He is perhaps not all that introspective and does not do the research that is needed. It's discouraging, though, to see this. What is it that causes some people to buy outrageous conspiracy theories whole hog? What's going on there?