With the first vice presidential debate imminent and Nov. 4 around the corner, Hollywood is refusing to hold its tongue about Sarah Palin.
Stars' comments about her are getting downright bizarre. Rap music/reality TV/fashion mogul Diddy (real name: Sean Combs) posted a video blog about Palin on his YouTube page today entitled "Sarah Palin Scares Me!!" (Guess which candidate he's supporting?)
"Sarah Palin -- she scares me. She really scares me. Look at this, boys and girls, watch this," Diddy whispers in the video, holding a flashlight to his face and channeling "The Blair Witch Project." He cuts to a clip of Palin's recent interview with Katie Couric, in which she claims to read "all" newspapers and magazines but can't name any of her specific sources.
After the clip, the video cuts back to Diddy, flashlight in hand, panting underneath the covers.
"Sarah Palin: You scare me. You could become the president of the United States. You ... did you hear the answer to that question? Did you hear?!," he says. "John McCain is 72. Sarah Palin could be the president. Boys and girls, vote, please, I beg you."
"I'm not coming out of the covers. I'm staying underneath the covers. It's safe underneath the covers," he breathes, before breaking out in a panic. "Is that her? Is that her? SARAH!!"
Your humble correspondent is an expert in Blair Witch Project parodies having won first prize in an online Blair Witch Project parody contest and he would have to give Diddy a Diddly D. He would have gotten an F for his attempt but since it is funny in a crudely campy way, it has been upgraded to a D. Other celebrity slams against Palin are also recorded in that ABC News story:
"At first I thought Sarah Palin was some kind of Republican pandering -- a misguided attempt to woo Hillary voters over to the dark side, as if they believed women voters were so stupid that they would vote for anyone in a skirt, but now I see that she is much, much worse."
"I have nothing against hockey moms -- I just don't want to be one. If Sarah Palin had her way, she would take away that right not to be a mom. She wants to outlaw abortion -- so to call her a feminist is as laughable as calling evangelicals 'Christians.' They shouldn't have the right to call themselves Christian, for they have no Christ-like attributes. I am a feminist and a Christian -- and when I see Sarah Palin -- I see neither."
"sarah p -- elisabeth h
women who hunt in high heels
gives one pause."
Matt Damon "You do the actuary tables, there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it'll be President Palin. ... It's like a really bad Disney movie, "The Hockey Mom." Oh, I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska, and she's president. She's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink. It's absurd."Hmm... They left off commentary by Barbra Striesand. Gee, I wonder what Streisand thinks of Sarah Palin.