Stars Get It Right

Filed under:Cool,Television — posted by Anwyn on August 17, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

This is cool. (h/t Bryan at Hot Air and Hot Air commenter RobertCSampson for the full ad.)

In contrast to this piece of ignorant tripe (h/t Mike Lief) signed by some of the usual suspects, including Sarandon and Penn, it is refreshing, to say the least, to see some of my favorites who know how to put the blame where it belongs. Particularly I was tickled to see the name of Joshua Malina on the list–he made me love him in Sports Night but unfortunately only made it to The West Wing just as I wrote it off as ER in the White House.

I wonder why ad signer Pat Sajak doesn’t write for Human Events any more? That piece pretty much sums up my view on celebrities preaching politics: Do it all you want, but don’t whine when it affects your popularity far more than it affects national policy.

Allah doesn’t believe they mean it. (See this comment thread.) I don’t believe they’d even bother unless they do mean it. They have nothing to lose by keeping silent, and much to lose by putting their names to that ad.

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace