Monday, January 26, 2009

Damon vs. Kristol?

Big Hollywood provocateur/entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart stirs up an intellectual grudge match between Bill Kristol and Matt Damon, who told the Miami Herald:
"He's an idiot -- he wrote that we should be grateful to George Bush because he won the Iraq war. We! Won! The! War!"
On Sunday afternoon . . . Bill Kristol -- in an email exchange with Big Hollywood -- agreed to debate Matt Damon on his Hollywood home turf  . . .
Hey, Andrew, how about doing it at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara? I'm sure YAF would be up for it, and they could bus in lots of College Republican girls who would certainly love to see that sexy hunk Bill Kristol debate what's-his-name. (Chicks dig neocons. Go figure.)

Breitbart throws some chum in the shark pool by reminding us that what's-his-name dissed Sarah 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."
But the weenie won't accept the debate invitation. When it comes to forensic combat, he's a chickenhawk.

(Thanks to Smitty for the tip!)

UPDATE: Allahpundit:
Who has more to lose? It's received wisdom on the left that Kristol's the ne plus ultra of conservative idiocy, as today's theatrical nutroots overreaction to his leaving the NYT demonstrates. If Damon -- whose every interview on politics mentions his Harvard pedigree for extra gravitas -- goes toe to toe with him and loses, his lefty intellectual cred will be smashed.
He's a chickenhawk, I tell you!


  1. Wow, I guess it's come to this. Wingnuts need to build up Matt Damon's cred as a political commentator in order to win a pissing match.

    If Kristol or Breitbart had any balls whatsoever, they'd arrange a debate with someone in the political spectrum- Krugman, Sullivan, John Amato, Jane Hamsher, etc. But they'd never do that because the facts aren't on their side.

  2. He's taking the advice passed down from generation to generation:

    "Never argue with a drunk or a fool."

  3. "if you wrassle with a pig, you end up getting dirty and the pig enjoys it." Amen. I'd rather see Coulter or Dennis Miller debate with Matty boy.

  4. Dear anonymous,

    No one thinks that Matt Damon has any cred as a political commentator. That's kind of the whole point. Well, maybe liberals do, but conservatives don't. So, since liberals take such celebrities seriously, then let's have them debate. If not, they can shut it.

    Matt Damon is a moron, and everyone knows it. Except Matt Damon, and perhaps he needs to find out as well.

  5. Oh brother, the Cons are getting a hard-on for a one-sided match so they can pat themselves on the back and simultaneously try to dig Bush out from the bus you threw him under.
    Man, Cons have become so pathetic it's boring....