Here’s Matt Damon in Washington DC mixing his
celebrity with politics, showing support at the “Save Our Schools” rally for
But when he says things like, “it’s criminal that so little is asked of
people that are getting so much. I don’t mind paying more taxes.”
That has guys like Michael Moore endorsing Damon
to make the switch from the film set, to the White House.
“This is the greatest country in the world,
is it that much worse if you pay six percent more on taxes, look at what you
get for it. You get to be American,” said Damon.
Ok, so he’s patriotic, has an agenda, does he
attack the issues?
A reporter asked Damon about tenure, a sensitive topic among educators, prompting the actor to respond, “see you take this MBA style thinking, it’s
the problem the education policy right now. with intrinsically paternalistic
way of thinking.”
We’re not sure what intrinsically paternalistic
means… but… dem apples, how about em?
Damon certainly wouldn’t be the first movie star
to venture from on-screen action to campaign trails… But Governator’s aside…
Here are some other favorite celebrities who could be inviting the likes of Tom
Hanks and Stevie Wonder to their birthday parties at the White House
Alec Baldwin reportedly wants to move from
30-Rock to the Mayor’s mansion in New York City.
Kelsey Grammer told the New York Post that he
might look to politics after his acting career because he hopes to do some good
Even Kal Penn from Harold and Kumar skipped
White Castle to go to the White House to work for President Obama as a liaison
with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
And in years past, celebrities like Jerry
Springer, Jessie Ventura, and Clint Eastwood have all held political office in
Celebrities and politics shouldn’t always mix,
but something tells us that they always will.