Matt Damon Joins Operation Yellow Elephant
Yes, we all remember 2003 and Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits, a nonpartisan grass roots citizens initiative telling celebrities to shut up and stop telling people what to think about, say, going to war in Iraq. If President Bush's strongest supporters don't want the well-connected to serve, maybe this will revive their movement:
Actor Matt Damon has publicly urged the Bush Twins, Jenna and not-Jenna, to Support the President by volunteering for military service in Iraq. Money quote:
"I don't think that it's fair as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country that's comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons or, I don't think that that is fair," said Damon, 36. "And if you're gonna send people to war ... then that needs to be shared by everybody, you know, and if the president has daughters who are of age then maybe they should go too."
The interview, on MSNBC's cable show, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," is scheduled to air Monday, December 18.
Don't forget: Matt Damon was born in 1970, so he's also eligible for military service. Let's see what else he says.
Hat tip to Steve Gilliard. Also Crooks and Liars.