Saturday, September 1, 2012
Today, the web site Mediaite.com posted an interesting column and slideshow entitled "Celebrities You Probably Didn't Know Were Republicans"
Mediaite begins by siting several well known conservative celebs. Chuck Norris, Kelsey Grammer, Robert Duvall, Ben Stein, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, and Clint Eastwood. They left a few "well known" celeb conservatives off that list. Just off of the top of The Blog's head, they missed Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, Victoria Jackson (Okay, she just barely qualifies as a celebrity,) and Patricia Heaton.
Maybe not so well known, Gene Simmons of KISS and Alice Cooper. Sad, but true.
Conservatives love to deride Hollywood liberals like George Clooney, Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, saying that they are just actors who should shut the fuck up, because, really, what do they know?
Ben Stein famously claimed that Hollywood conservatives were forced to meet secretly in Malibu basements, much like early Christians had to do. Pure bullshit, but that's what he said.
Kelsey Grammer claims that he was snubbed by the Emmys this year, for a show that few people have actually seen, because he is an "out of the closet Republican." More bullshit, and whiney bullshit, at that. But there you go.
But, Republicans come out in droves to support their celebrities, while dismissing Democratic celebs.
Republicans elected Sonny Bono mayor of Palm Springs. Clint Eastwood spent some time as mayor of Carmel, CA.
Republicans voted Arnold Schwarzenegger governor of California for one and a half terms.
And, Republicans voted for.... oh, what was his name?... B movie cowboy actor... starred in a movie with a chimpanzee...
Oh! Right! Ronald Reagan... as President of the United States.... TWICE!
Hollywood is full of liberal elitists who should stay out of politics. But, Hollywood, conservative, elitists, vote them into public office!
But, I digress...
Mediaite's post provides a slideshow of celebrity conservatives that might surprise you.
Or, maybe you shouldn't be so surprised. For the most part, they are successful and mind bogglingly wealthy. So sure, it shouldn't be surprising that they lean toward the "I got mine" philosophy.
Here is what caught The Blog's attention.
Out of the nine people listed, The Blog knows, likes, loves, is a personal fan of, three of them.
The Blog isn't going to out which ones.
Except the one that The Blog was shocked to find on the list.
Clint Howard is one of the nicest, kindest people that The Blog has ever had the pleasure to know. A great guy, all around. It absolutely pains The Blog to have to do this, but...
But here are a couple of facts about Clint Howard...
He is not a wealthy celebrity. He has a modest cult following. His career peaked before he hit his teen years.
When The Blog last saw Clint about two decades ago, he was living in a one bedroom, West Hollywood apartment. He was starring in a direct to video horror flick that is considered, by his cult followers, to be the crown jewel of his oeuvre, where he picked the trash on the set for water bottles and soda cans for recycling, not out of any environmental concern, but rather, to collect a few bucks from the local recycling center.
As an adult, 99.9% of his roles have been provided to him by his very liberal, Democratic brother, Ron Howard. Without Ron's help, Clint would be appearing, exclusively, in direct to video schlock and famous cinematic disasters like "Barb Wire."
So, Clint! God, I love ya Dude! But, what the fuck are you thinking? You owe your modest success to your liberal family. (Brother Ron, Dad Rance and Mom Jean.) Where would you be without them?
But, whatever. The Willard "Mitt" Romney party calls Dems "elitist."
No hypocrisy here!