Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Big Fat Who Cares Department is Back . . . and a link the greatest celebrity endorsement speech in American history, as relevant as ever

A music writer at the Associated Press gives us this Gordon Sumner gem . . . "Sting isn't a religious man but he says President Barack Obama might be a divine answer to the world's problems.  'In many ways, he's sent from God,' [Sting] joked in an interview, 'because the world's a mess.'  But Sting is serious in his belief that Obama is the best leader to navigate the world's problems.  In an interview on Wednesday, the former Police frontman said that he spend some time with Obama and 'found him to be very genuine, very present, clearly super-smart, and exactly what we need in the world.'"  (Link to full story here.)

So Sting - a musician - is now throwing his celebrity-weight behind Obama.  He thinks he's great.  There's no policy analysis here, just Sting saying, essentially, "I met him and, gosh, he's really neat."

Whoopty-flipping-do!  WHO CARES!

Not me, of course.  Celebrities coming out and expecting us to listen to them on issues because of their celebrity status really annoy me.

Don't get me wrong.  Celebrities have the right to an opinion, and the right to express it.  And if they can back up the opinion with reason and logic, that's wonderful.  The best example of that in American history is Ronald Reagan's speech entitled "A Time for Choosing," which was delivered 45 years ago yesterday in support of Barry Goldwater for president.  If you want to recharge your conservative batteries - and see the type of celebrity support that we should all care about - link here.

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