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Monday, April 10, 2006

Ben Affleck: Moron

The vapidness that spews from Affleck's mouth is worse than...than... Well, worse than Gigli! From News Busters:
Reminiscent of Al Franken on the Late Show last October, on Friday's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, actor Ben Affleck charged that President Bush “probably also leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” In full rant, an apoplectic Affleck asserted: “You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.”

Brief transcripts of the two portions of the April 7 Real Time with Bill Maher quoted above:
Bill Sammon, Washington Examiner: “A lot of critics are conflating the two and are saying that because Bush disclosed this piece of information, they're implying that Bush leaked the name.”

Ben Affleck: “He probably also leaked the name. There's just no proof of that.”

Sammon: “Even the prosecutor, even Fitzgerald is saying Bush didn't leak the name. So let's be clear, Bush didn't leak Valerie Plame's name -- not that we know of.”

Affleck: “Because if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!”

Bill Maher: “That is treason.”

Affleck: “You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that. Don't you think we should find out who leaked that name?”

And moments later:
Maher proposed that Tom DeLay is “the poster boy for the kind of getting paid off, sludge fund, influence-peddling [said “petting”], crony capitalism that has turned America into something less than a first-rate power.”

Sammon: “...You're right that he is the poster boy for the left. He's the guy the left loves to hate and his departure means you can't use his name to raise funds anymore. His departure means his seat will probably go to a Republican this time. His departure mean-”

Maher: “A Democrat, you mean?”

Sammon: “No, if he'd of stayed in the race he probably would have lost. By getting out, he actually makes it more likely for that to go to a Republican. ”

Affleck: “Tom DeLay personally gerrymandered that district so severely that it looks like a map of Italy, you know what I mean?. There won't be a Democrat elected in that seat for a thousand years. You can't say he's the poster boy for the left. He happens to be an incredibly powerful Republican who is a criminal and now you blame Democrats for pointing it out!” (Loud applause)

Dear Lord, what fools these celebrities be. I'd suggest that Affleck shut-up and act, but why give him a Sisyphean task.

:: cross posted at Holy Prick Faggot ::


Shawmut 4/11/2006 01:52:00 PM  

When guys like Affleck, the Sheen's and Asner's play roles, the public accepts that they're only that; playing roles. Rarely do we even project that in real time they have the stuff the roles suggest. The scripts are edited and the casting done to accomodate their characters. Were offered the role of a double-dipping ex-ambassador he'd probably be convincing.
Here's a case where, when speaking out without a leash, Affleck can't even keep his thoughts together, let alone formulate them with logic; lacking even the capability of employing some of the basic tools of the language such as similes. His portrayel as a source of civics would hardly crowd a vacuum.
In cases like Maher, and other hosts, we have to remember there are cadres of writers drumming away to prep them for their performances.
Coolidge said "The business of America is business". Now it seems "The business of Ameica is.." Show Business.
And there's little like it; in your life or mine.

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