Once upon a time, men were men, and women were women, and… oh wait, I’m not sure how this goes. Whatever.
But I do know that once upon a time, politicians were politicians, and movie stars lived mostly in Hollywood, where they made movies and lived glamorous lives.
Now, we have a Preezy of the Steezy who sees himself as the Celebrity-in-Chief, while celebs consider themselves pundits, and weigh in on Important Issues.
This, from the Weekly Standard:
At a candlelight vigil for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in Bolivia, actor Sean Penn offered great praise for the sick strongman:
“He is one of the most important forces we’ve had on this planet. And I will wish him nothing but that great strength he has over and over again. I do it in love, and I do in gratitude. So I just want to say that from my very American point of view, of my friend President Chavez: It is only possible to be as inspiring as he is as a two way street. And he would say his inspiration is the people.”
And this, from the Washington Times:
American actress Sarah Jessica Parker says this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, the European Union, could serve as an example for the United States.
Miss Parker praised the EU’s role in pacifying Europe and uniting different cultures, noting that in the United States, recent elections brought divisions to the surface.
Miss Parker said that although it “might be a controversial” decision to award the EU as it struggles with a financial crisis, the 27-nation bloc embodies ideals and is “a terrific blueprint for us.”
Also, Rocky and Bullwinkle weigh in on wisdom of utilizing Quantitative Easing to stimulate the national economy. An audio clip was unavailable.