Monday, October 25, 2004
Washed-up "Celebs" Stump for Kerry in Florida
It's always nice to have something to laugh about on a Monday morning. Today that laugh came from Matt Drudge, and his report of Rosie O'Donnell and Cher campaigning for John Kerry in Florida over the weekend.
Rosie went to a club to deliver a pro-Kerry speech, and only a few dozen people showed up. The report doesn't say this, but I suspect that at least half of that number were somehow involved in the media. Maybe they're also counting the club's employees. So, it sounds like she maybe had about a dozen people at her rally:
" 'The best part to me in the entire debate was when John Kerry said we have to pass a global test before we enter into a war. And you see George Bush got all nervous because frankly the word 'test' terrifies him,' O'Donnell said to scattered chuckles."Scattered chuckles. No turnout. No enthusiasm. Cheap shots at President Bush (let's see: Bush has a degree from Yale, what about Rosie..?) Of course, I have to admit, I can't even imagine left-wing die-hard Kerry supporters wasting their time listening to some loud, obnoxious, washed-up, has-been like Rosie O'Donnell. Then again, they listen to Hillary Clinton... I digress.
Cher's pro-Kerry appearance was supposed to have thousands of people in attendance. Approximately 200 people showed up. Cher had this to say, after blaming the lack of attendance on event organizers:
"I think that as Bush will, if Bush gets elected, he will put in new Superior Court [sic] judges, and these guys are not going to want to see gay pride week."Uhh, Cher? It's the Supreme Court. Maybe you should brush up on your U.S. Government textbooks before your next political event.
I still can't decide what best demonstrates Kerry's troubles... The fact that no one bothered to attend these events, or the fact that the Kerry Campaign has resorted to asking these washed-up has-beens to promote their cause.