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February 17, 2006

From the Over-Inflated Sense of Self-Worth Files: Richard Dreyfuss

Who else but an actor would stand up in front of the National Press Club and say that the impeachment of George W. Bush is a "cause worth fighting" for?

Richard Dreyfuss said this (and much more):

"There are causes worth fighting for even if you know that you will lose...Unless you are willing to accept torture as part of a normal American political lexicon, unless you are willing to accept that leaving the Geneva Convention is fine and dandy, if you accept the expansion of wiretapping as business as usual, the only way to express this now is to embrace the difficult and perhaps embarrassing process of impeachment."

He also said that impeachment "is a statement that we refuse to endorse bad behavior."

Bad George, bad! Go stand in the corner for a time out. (I wonder what he thought of the "embarrassing process of impeachment" when it was Bill Clinton being impeached for lying under oath and obstructing justice? Was that a statement of the refusal to endorse bad behavior, or were the Republicans just being mean ol' meanies? I'll bet no one asked him that.)

"Watch me lose my sense of humor if people accuse me of treason," Dreyfuss said before mocking two of the Fox News Channel's most popular hosts. "'That's not very O'Reilly of you, Mister Smarty-Pants,' or 'What would Sean Hannity have to say about that, Mister Too-Complex-for-Your-Own-Good?'"

Gosh, I'll just bet that Hannity and O'Reilly are at home crying because Richard Dreyfuss made fun of them.

Dreyfuss did have a few harsh words for the press, blaming the 24-hour news cycle and sound bites for the way we react to world events. "Instantaneous knowledge leads to instantaneous reaction, which creates a demand for an instantaneous, reflexive response."

So does that mean that Dreyfuss himself is a victim of demanding an instantaneous, reflexive response? Does he stop to think that perhaps he doesn't know enough about the electronic surveillance (it's not wiretapping), the torture he describes, the Geneva Convention? Is he familiar with Part I, Article IV of the Geneva Convention, which covers the treatment of POWs?

I kind of doubt it.

Despite his self-proclaimed "libo-conservo-middle-of-the-roado" stance on life and politics, Dreyfuss seems to be afflicted with the very same "reflexive response" that he blames the press for. Perhaps he should follow his own advice and be a little more skeptical of what he hears in the MSM.

Treasonous? No. Questionable? Yes.

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Posted by Pam Meister at 10:28 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0) | Celebrity

Pam, you left out the best quote:
"Um, I'm familiar with the fact that you people are going to ignore this particular problem, until Dick Cheney shows up and shoots you in the ass!"

Posted by: Gary at February 17, 2006 01:59 PM

>He also said that impeachment "is a statement
>that we refuse to endorse bad behavior."

If THAT'S all impeachment is, Clinton would have been impeached in both House AND Senate and removed from office during his first term.

Posted by: reverse_vampyr at February 17, 2006 05:19 PM

I'm running out of celebutants to like. Pretty soon, I won't have a tv, a radio or even a movie rental card. Ack!

Posted by: oddybobo at February 20, 2006 05:33 PM

Mr. Dreyfuss: You are the most idiotic horse's ass ever to grace planet earth - except for all the rest of your leftwingnut pals who are just as stupid and just as clueless! You don't see the briefings that the President and Vice President see, heck you don't even see the stuff that Ted Kennedy is able to remember!

And yes, bozo, you are a traitor to your country when you spout all your nonsensical theoretical b.s.!

The fact that you are able to parrot lines written by others in a believable and entertaining manner does not visit upon you any special wisdom concerning the human or political condition on this earth or in this country.

In other words - shut up!

Posted by: Gayle Miller at February 23, 2006 03:35 PM
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