Michael Douglas fielded questions yesterday about the current economic crisis facing America. Apparently, playing Gordon Gekko in Wall Street over two decades ago makes him a financial expert. Wow, way to hit a home run, mainstream media. For a minute there, I was almost worried people might not think we’re a nation of total idiots. The Associated Press reports:
After world leaders here condemned the “boundless greed” of world markets, Douglas was asked to compare nuclear Armageddon with the “financial Armageddon on Wall Street.”
But the likening to Gekko did not end there, with a reporter asking: “Are you saying Gordon that greed is not good?”
“I’m not saying that,” Douglas replied. “And my name is not Gordon. He’s a character I played 20 years ago.”
Ironically, no one asked Michael Douglas how to run the country even though he starred in The American President. They’re probably saving that question for a more suitable recipient: Harrison Ford. His presidential character had a machine gun. Whoa, did you hear that? I think Sarah Palin just moistened a little. Or a dam broke; I can never tell.