s skippy the bush kangaroo: are you votin' for me? are you votin' for me?

skippy the bush kangaroo



Tuesday, February 05, 2008

are you votin' for me? are you votin' for me?

as if half the live kennedy's weren't enough, barack "to the future" obama has the toughest actor this side of the sopranos endorsing him. boston.com:

de niro, the dean of "goodfellas" thuggery, just made a surprise appearance at a rally here for barack obama, using words that we didn't know were even in his vocabulary.

"i've never made a speech like this at a political event before. so what am I doing here?" de niro said. "i'm here because finally one person has inspired me. one person has given me hope. one person has made me believe that we can make a change."

pretty florid words from a guy who's whacked more than a few wise guys in his long career, don't you think?

de niro began his remarks with a backhanded compliment: "barack obama does not have the experience to be president of the united states." the crowd booed, but de niro continued, and his intent was clear: obama didn't have the experience to get the country into a misguided war, or operate a government run by special interests, and so on."
but the obamas aren't the only fokkers w/high-powered hollywood stars behind them. hillaryclinton.com tells us that none other than jack nicholson is endorsing mrs. clinton:

in a surprise announcement on this morning's rick dees show, oscar-winning actor jack nicholson endorsed hillary clinton for president.

"mrs. clinton has been involved in issues, everything from health care, which we know and prison reform and helping the military, speaking for women and speaking for americans," nicholson said.

"i'm thrilled to have jack's support," hillary said. "i'm a big fan and a friend of jack's. having us on the show this morning gives me a chance to thank him."

today, rick dees and the rick dees in the morning show on los angeles' movin' 93.9 fm invited jack nicholson and senator clinton on to his show. rick dees is heard monday through saturday on movin' 93.9-fm, los angeles, by millions around the world and on http://www.rick.com/ on his internationally syndicated rick dees weekly top 40 countdown.
well, if rick dees is endorsing her, everyone else might as well just concede now.

interestingly enough, the two hollywood heavy-weights then tried to negotiate some peace between the two candidates' campaigns, which have recently been quite acrimonious in their public statements.

de niro asked if there couldn't be a truce between obama and clinton.

"you want a truce?" retortd nicholson. "you can't handle a truce!"

he then tipped the joke telegraph service for showing itself a mile away.

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posted by skippy at 1:57 AM |

6 Comments:

Beware of candidates selling snake oil, oops, I mean, "hope".
I'm holding out for the Jerry Lewis endorsement.

Whomever he chooses is my man or man.
commented by Blogger fairlane, 8:04 AM PST  
But DeNiro did it from behind the desk of the Genco Importing Co...
commented by Blogger Carl, 8:26 AM PST  
I'm trying to channel dead Agnes Moorehead to see who she's endorsing.
commented by Blogger The Culture Ghost, 9:28 AM PST  
How about Live Agnes Moorehead clawing at her coffin walls?

Wait... she's tapping in morse... G..R..A..V..E..L

..I..S..C..H..O..K..I..N..G..M..E..
commented by Blogger Blogtopus, 9:48 AM PST  
When the pollsters first missed the mark in Iowa, the social media research company I work for decided to see if the blogosphere was as wrong as the traditional media. Using a more primitive version of our current methodology, we were pleasantly surprised to see that a measurement of blog sentiment and activity would have correctly (if narrowly) predicted an Obama win. Our theory as to why this is: people so engaged in the political process that they publicly blog about their favorite candidates could fairly represent those who are engaged enough to vote in the primaries and caucuses at all. We followed 5 states for Super Tuesday and made overall and specific predictions, which can be found here, if you’re interested:

http://blog.collectiveintellect.com/2008/02/05/super-tuesday-blogosphere-predicts-mccain-obama-as-winners/
commented by Blogger Tyler Taylor, 12:05 PM PST  

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