Diary

Angie Harmon is my new favorite actress

I don’t think I could tell you a single movie she’s been in, but she talks straight to Fox news about the leftist culture and cries of racism for anyone who disagrees with President Obama. My favorite comments, however, may be from the likes of Mandy Moore & Debra Messing at the bottom. Mandy Moore quips,

“The sort of criticism over the last couple of weeks is a bit unfounded, he’s been in office for barely any time and I think he inherited a lot on his plate and he’s doing a pretty remarkable job, I think it’s cool that he went on Leno and I watched the ’60 minutes’ interview as well last week. The guy is just so articulate and he is so well versed in something that is so new to him and I think he has a good team around him. It sounds cliché, but he makes me feel proud to be an American.”

He’s articulate, alright. He says pretty words, and that’s the most important thing in the universe for a President. As long as he looks pretty and talks pretty, his ideas can suck and be destructive. Angie Harmon thinks McCain/Palin would have done a better job because of experience, principles & fortitude. Mandy Moore thinks Obama is doing a great job, admittedly despite his job performance (he did inhert a lot), because he goes on 60 Minutes, Jay Leno, and is articulate. There’s a role model for you (side note: I saw her new husband Ryan Adams a few weeks ago, and it was a truly tremendous show. She gets bonus points for that. But not many). Equally vapid were Debra Messing’s reason’s why our new President was exceeding her wildest expectations:

“He is thoughtful and considerate and he gets all the information before he speaks which I think is a wonderful quality for the ruler of the free world to have,”

Apparently it’s a more important quality than being able to pick qualified & honest cabinet members, relate well with other leaders within the global community, or tell the truth. An entertainment culture can’t help but pick the prettiest from the field, and then point to things like articulation and “getting all the information” as being teh most important qualities. How about the quality of being right? How about the quality of being experienced, or doing what you said? Is that as important as looking good in Hawaii or on Leno (where he insulted special olympians, albeit not mean spiritedly. How’s that for unscripted articulation, Mandy Moore?) I look at the same things and wonder how, if he did have all the information, he could choose the path that he’s choosing. I’m grateful to Angie Harmon for being heard, and I wish there were more, or that more like her would step out.