Matt Damon: Sarah Palin is like ‘a really bad Disney movie’

September 10th, 2008 // 740 Comments

Matt Damon basically Jason Bourne’d Governor Sarah Palin in the face today while in Toronto promoting ONEXONE a Canadian children’s charity. His major concern seems to be what happens when John McCain kicks the bucket in office if the Republicans win?:

“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.”

I… uh… wow. Okay, guys, try not to completely light the comment board on fire then piss on it. Otherwise, how else will I know how you truly feel about Kim Kardashian’s ass? See? I care about the issues.

Video: CBS

  1. Andrew

    #191 just to let you know that your vote for Barr will be absolutely meaningless. You remind me of those tree sitters in Berkeley who sat to protect a tree for 22 months, only to have it chopped down yesterday. But, it’s the principle, right?

  2. RaraAvis

    Obama’s inexperience does not scare me, because he has shown a capacity to learn and grow. Sarah Palin scares me because her mind is firmly made up, even when faced with facts. She is Dubyah all over again. Please spare me another ultraChristian in the White House, please!

  3. minerva

    “Your country has become a joke and you’re relevant reps.”

  4. Hobbes

    Mighty Mike: you realize Damon went to Harvard, right? He’s not exactly a moron, so while you can insult his views don’t call him an idiot or an uneducated celebrity that never attended college.

  5. Steve Ackerman

    192. Knee Ya Ha Ha
    Hell I don’t care if your read the entire comment. Your reply supports your Liberal pithy response to facts that are public information that can’t be discredited. Typical Liberal response, “Must Be an Inside Job”.

  6. Oh Ok # 205 – Can you explain free fall collapse speed ?
    (You seem like a real intellectual )

  7. Frankie D

    For the people who keep saying Palin has more experience than Obama so she should be president is retarded. Obama’s 2002 speech on his opposition to the war in Iraq alone tells me that his foreign policy is spot on. Go read it (it takes 2 minutes). It’s as if he was clairvoyant.'s_Iraq_Speech

  8. andrew

    You people honestly think that a country run by rich, white old men is going to allow a black guy to be leader of the free world? Let’s not kid ourselves. I don’t care what the polls say, when people go to the booth in November, and those curtains are closed, people will look down and see the name of a black man and check the other box. I’m not racist, I’m just telling it like it is. And before people start lamenting about how they will vote for Obama, let’s remember that the comments section on thesuperficial, contrary to popular belief, does not represent middle America.

  9. comeonpeople

    St Louis Cardinal, are you one of the bible toting dipshits I mentioned earlier? I would love for you to pay for my flight out of this country if McCain is elected. I will then sit back and watch as your country goes down the shitter.

  10. Say # 208 Andy…
    Inside job ?

  11. zuzuspetals

    When I saw a post related to politics, I wondered what sort of Neanderthal-ery would be in the comments. I’m impressed by how many of you there are.
    I have to say- if you are stupidenough to think that McCain/Palin would be an acceptable President/VP team, it’s truly amazing that you’ve also figured out how to use a computer keyboard. And I’m trying to imagine what it must be like to be you- to think that an adolescent girl who has been raped or incested should have to carry the child to term (Sarah Palin would make sure this would happen by appointing anti-choice Supreme Court Justices) or to want to have a dangerous religious fanatic and a demonic lunatic (a continuation of the Bush/Cheney religious fanatic/demonic lunatic team) running the country so that we can continue our descent toward hell, dragging the rest of the world with us.

  12. Joe Biden

    I have a question for everyone who posted here: how does it make you feel that you wasted your time doing so?

  13. J Silva

    Damon has made a living acting. Your political views should stay private. You may not like the VP choice, but she does have more experience than our democratic choice.

    Think about it! Would you make someone the CEO of your company who has only worked for your company 143 days? As a democrat, it’s scary to think he would be learning how to run the country without any experience of running anything.

  14. Rick

    I think Matt hit it write on. The guy is pretty intelligent and I’ve heard similar comments from other commentators over the internet I.e. Liveleak and I think the American people need to wake up and realize that the rest of the world is watching and another Republican run will spell disaster for the American people as other countries have had it with American cowboy politics.

    If the Republicans come to power I won’t be surprised if there is a dirty bomb or nuclear attack on US soil as Republicans continue their poorly contrived rule.

    I’m Canadian and i would vote for Obama.

  15. Jim Bob


  16. #173 You’re a fucking liar

    palin never supported secession from the union.

    Sliming Palin

    September 8, 2008

    False Internet claims and rumors fly about McCain’s running mate.


    We’ve been flooded for the past few days with queries about dubious Internet postings and mass e-mail messages making claims about McCain’s running mate, Gov. Palin. We find that many are completely false, or misleading.

    * Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn’t cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years.

    * She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a “What if?” question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin’s first term.

    * She was never a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a group that wants Alaskans to vote on whether they wish to secede from the United States. She’s been registered as a Republican since May 1982.
    * Palin never endorsed or supported Pat Buchanan for president. She once wore a Buchanan button as a “courtesty” when he visited Wasilla, but shortly afterward she was appointed to co-chair of the campaign of Steve Forbes in the state.
    * Palin has not pushed for teaching creationism in Alaska’s schools. She has said that students should be allowed to “debate both sides” of the evolution question, but she also said creationism “doesn’t have to be part of the curriculum.”

    A few of these claims were included in a chain e-mail by a woman named Anne Kilkenny. We’ll be looking into other charges in that e-mail for a future story. For more explanation of the bullet points above, please read the Analysis.

  17. Thanks folks for all your cards and letters – Keep the noise down at the back.
    We’re going to be here all night. Our phones are open.
    The 11th day of every month.
    So #211-213… Inside job ?

  18. Most actors are not qualified to express ANY political views publicly. Most of them are narcissists and out of touch with the average working American. Matts’ comments expose just how dense he really is. No thanks…won’t be supporting his overpaid movie carrier any longer.

    The best description of whom Obama really is can be found on this link. The writer, Jack Wheeler, is conceivably the most eloquent writer I’ve read thus far.

  19. SATAN

    what does “inside job” mean in relation to posting on this website?

    do not answer my question with a question if you know what i mean

  20. HEY !!! All you people disappear after one comment. And don’t answer the question.
    Why is that ?
    Cliff Notes : Inside job.

  21. andrew

    For the record #210, I’m not voting for McCain/Palin. As a matter of fact I’d tell everyone not to vote for them. I don’t think any of these idiots are qualified, including Obama(yes, the black guy I mentioned). I’m just saying that racism is still prevalent, regardless of how progressive you think we’ve become. And #211, the horse has been beatin to death we know that America is an evil and country that takes more than it gives, thanks for pointing that out for the 862nd time. Don’t worry Roe vs. Wade won’t be overturned so you can continue to be a whore and kill your unborn babies as many times as you want.

  22. What the hells a Koobear?

    You speak of my grammer , but what are you? What is a Koobear? Forgive me but I am actually curious. BTW, I graduated from MIT, grammar is not my forte. However, my guess is my grammar is better than yours…wanna have a grammar throw down?

  23. BZZZZ2008

    Ignorant. Playing a brilliant mathmatician does NOT make you one. It’s not statistically accurate. Ignorant again. In the event of the death of a sitting president, the VP does not AUTOMATICALLY become president. Congress chooses. Now I just think of Matt as a dopey actor, good thing he’s pretty up there on that screen…for now.

  24. Sturm und Drang

    Minerva, Knee Ya Ha Ha, Cliff Notes (AKA: all the same person)– please stop your incessant rants about “inside jobs”. The only jobs you need to concern yourself with are the ones your giving out for free these days– hand and blow. Take off your tinfoil helmet, turn off your HAM radio, and get out of the basement once in a while. Mmmmkay Chicken Little?

  25. Reality based type thing SATAN ?
    Check with these guys and prove to me they’re frauds.
    Sorry – I’m always reality based.

  26. Sam

    Palin takes sarcastic cheap-shot jabs, then runs away and hides. When the guy tries to fight back, Palin’s handlers cry “sexist assault!”

    In other words: she’s a typical woman.

    Hopefully McCain will find his balls again before the election.

  27. zuzuspetals

    J Silva,
    According to your argument, George W. Bush should be extremely qualified to run the country because he has so many days of “experience” as President. But I wouldn’t even trust him to clean my toilet without supervision.
    Obama is a fully-formed human being, capable of nuance, exquisitely discerning, and he’s extremely intelligent- and if there is one thing that this country needs, it’s someone intelligent at the top. We’ve been suffering eight long years because we have a fucking monkey for President and he’s got one of Satan’s jackals at his side as VP. We do NOT need more of the same, and McCain/Palin would just be more of the same. As far as experience goes, both McCain and Palin have shown that all their experience adds up to an ability to be smart-assed liars, and little more.
    If you think this country needs more wars in the Middle East, more US soldiers and innocent Iraqis dying, more tax cuts for rich people, more interference in government from religious fanatics, and more lies and deception coming out of the White House, there is something very, very wrong with you.

  28. Take your complaints to these guys #224 and welcome to the site.
    Explain to them your concepts of ‘reality’ and see how it goes.
    Maybe look up concepts like ‘gravity’ and ‘resistance’ before you go.
    Cliff Notes : Newton would be a good start.

  29. Sturm und Drang

    And Frank on the 16th Floor too… go on and do your best swan dive off the 16th so we can all wonder if it was “an inside job”

  30. So …#230… American ?….no offense…
    Having any problems with free fall collapse speed ?
    Molten metal in the ruins..that type of thing ?

  31. NY Ted

    FUCK YOU DAMON YOU FUCKING HOLLYWOOD LEFT WING FAGGOT! If I ever see your fucking faggot ass in New York I’ll kick it all the way to Alaska you fucking asshole! My mom was a hockey mom…and she’ll kick your faggot Boston ass till your rectum is coming out of your fucking nose you fucking hollywood faggot.

  32. Steve Ackerman Rocks!!!

    Also what are ZuZu’s petals and what flower do they originate from? A Zuzu, assuming it is actualIy a flower. Anyway I want to avoid it at all cost, it seems angry. I bet they smell strange and probably grow near the place where Koobears wander. Maybe Alaska or somewhere more exotic.

    Things I have noticed:

    1.What is inside job? Why the mystery? I am not in your secret club. Are you inviting me? Maybe I want to be but need to know, yes or no. Inside job or not. Knock three times and turn around twice.

    2.When those of a more liberal persuasion become mad they get petty…like attack grammar or call you a poopy pants. Why is this? Knock three times, turn around twice. Inside job?

    3. Harvard is a pit of rabid liberals. MIT is the real deal. Not just anyone can attempt Math.

  33. Gr8 points all Ted.
    Inside job ?

  34. Wanus

    I gotta love all these Z-List has-been stars coming out to support the
    Obamanation,, Wait, Wait, Madonna too,,, maybe drag Amy Winehouse out of the
    den to cast her light into the situation….err.rr.r..r

  35. #227
    Obama is a fully-formed human being,

    you are trying so hard to sound intelligent, educated and elitist.
    can you please tell me what the fuck that means? you sound so ignorant talking down to everyone here. run along zoozoo petal, and let the big kids play.

    maybe that was freudian for the fully-formed babies your side justifies killing.

    hmmm. just a thought.

  36. andrew

    Zuzu is your standard, prototypical cookie-cutter liberal. Of course Americans kill Iraqis, but terrorist who blow themselves up in open markets don’t. He whines about wars in the middle east that are raged to steal from these oil rich countries to fuel his gas guzzling SUV/pinto. He makes little money and thus, feels victimized when rich people are rewarded with tax cuts, all the while never thinking for one second that the richest 10% of people in this country pay for 70% of all taxes. He feels that I should be punished for working hard in school, getting a great job, saving and investing wisely. He is essence, a loser, who has great ideas but is never able to follow through.

  37. Inside job # 233 involves the impossibility of physics. ETC.
    You American ? Check the link for further answers.

  38. inside job refers to the cooks that are sure our government was responsible for 9/11.

    don’t indulge them-for example #238

    zoo zoo puddles probably agrees with that, also

  39. tasty giblets

    maattt daayymawn. = idiot that nobody cares about. incoherent mumbly jumbly baffoon. Insert the name “Barack Obama” for 90% of his ramblings and “community organizer” for “hockey mom” and you’ve got what I assume is his pick.

  40. What is a BZZZZ2008

    Alan Turing I am not. I am an actaury, not a brilliant one nor do I play a brilliant mathmatician or an actuary on t.v.-not sure why you would think that.

    I do:
    1.)Have a higher salary than the avergae
    2.)Do not like my money taken and divied out among the masses

    You are more than likely liberal and that is why you became agitated by me stating my opinion. Why does this anger you? Are others not allowed to have a thought that diverges from your belief system? Oh yea, I forgot your a democrat which is neither tolerant nor liberal but does pretend to have both characteristics.

  41. Who # 139 ?
    Which cooks ? Could you give us a recipe ?
    That type of thing

  42. I <3 commonpeople too

    #109 What’s a lovely, open minded, stellar human being such as yourself doing in a cesspool like this? If I may be so forward… *blush* …May I join you in your post electoral exodus if grampa and the soccer mom/devil reincarnate actually DO steal– I mean win– the election?

  43. Thinkaboutit

    Yeah, kennedy had no experience either. In the words of Tom Morello, I think it’s bullshit that the only choice the american people get is for two overprivallaged persons………….. Fuck all of this, america is suppose to be about choice and freedom. we have don’t really have either. it’s bullshit.

  44. Well ok … #239 (sp)
    Cliff Notes : So much for the pathos Knee.
    Knee Ya Ha Ha : Blow me.

  45. even funnier cuz you're still reading the comments

    MEMO TO # 212


  46. What is a Bzzzz 2008

    BZZZZ08-I am aware that the VP takes over in the event that the president cannot carry on his duties (I think death qualifies). Palin does not scare me as much as Obama Hussein who is a bit unsettling for various reasons. I am an actuary. I am not brilliant. I consider myself an average American who works hard, is patriotic and would like to see my hard work benefit myself and my family first. I am a fiscal conservative not so much in the private sector.

  47. Koobear

    #222…I’m an English Major with focus on script writing and the creative arts as well as project research and development. You really wanna grammar slam with me? “Koobear” is my handle.

  48. Stacy

    Matt Damon is a liberal douche.

    I just keep picturing him from “World Police”

    …Matt. Daaamon…


  49. I’m shocked by how many die hard republicans there still are after the last 8 years. Big business makes record profits and the working class American suffers. Nothing’s gonna change with McCain / Palin and the divide between the very wealthy and poor will widen. Most republicans I’ve spoken with and have read on this blog don’t seem to question their republican leaders and are suckered very easily. They have a working class mentality and are easily manipulated by the church and republican party. A few speeches about “national security” and God is all it really takes. 99% of the Palin fans didn’t have any idea who she was one month ago and now they’d be thrilled to have her as the president. People got on board for her without ever hearing one unscripted word uttered from her mouth. If that’s not blind faith I don’t know what is.

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