As an aged man who closely resembles a moldy potato and a certain half-term, half-witted former Governor of Alaska were attempting to win the hearts and minds of every stupid person in America, Matt Damon joined the Associated Press for an interview in 2008.
It’s difficult to know what to expect when a celebrity talks about politics, but Damon seemed to just give his honest opinion, and lend voice to what much of America was already thinking regarding John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin.
“I think there’s a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be President,” Damon said, “and I think that’s a really scary thing because I don’t know anything about her. I think in eight weeks, I’m not going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really small town, and she was Governor of Alaska for less than two years. I just don’t understand.”
Damon said he thinks the selection of Sarah Palin was made for political purposes, “but in terms of governance, it’s a disaster” because there would be a good chance McCain would not live through his first term, “and it’ll be President Palin.”
It’s like a really bad Disney movie. You know? The hockey mom, ‘Oh I’m just a hockey mom from Alaska,’ and she’s the PRESIDENT, and it’s like she’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink.
It’s absurd, it’s totally absurd, and I don’t understand why more people aren’t talking about how absurd it is. It’s a terrifying possibility. The fact that we’ve gotten this far and we’re that close to this being a reality is crazy.
“I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago,” Damon said. “I want to know that. I really do — because she’s going to have the nuclear codes.”
Watch this hilarious and honest commentary on the possibility of a Sarah Palin Presidency, below: