|Susan Sarandon naked — click to embiggen|
They especially love to trash the government when the liberals are out of power. But they pretty much seem to think America is the Great Satan and the cause of all the injustice and evil in the world.
You’d have to say, most Hollywood stars, producers, writers and directors seem to despise this country and the people in it.
Well, since they hate it so much, its surprising more of them haven’t made like Johnny Depp and decamped to more hospitable grounds. For the 3rd presidential election in a row, Susan Sarandon is promising to do just that.
As if that threat will scare people into voting for the candidate who seems to think America and its white citizens, at least, are evil too.
Don’t let the door hit you on your fine ass on the way out Sue. Of course, many celebs promised to do this if Dubya were elected again, and they reneged, so we have no guarantee they will really go this time. But we can always hope:
SUSAN SARANDON, who appeared in three films last year and won kudos for her TV movie “Bernard and Doris,” is still not a contented soul. She says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada. She adds, “It’s a critical time, but I have faith in the American people.”
Susan Sarandon, wife of another celebrutard liberal Tim Robbins, has bared her stringy ass repeatedly over the years, looking better sometimes than others, like most of us, I guess.
The fun began on Aug. 31, when Eddie Vedder told USA Today, “I’m moving to a different country if little Damien II gets elected.” This statement was followed by director Robert Altman’s announcement on Sept. 6: “If George Bush is elected president, I’m leaving for France.” Then, on Sept. 18, the New York Daily News ran an interview from German magazine Focus in which Kim Basinger announced that her husband, Alec Baldwin, “might leave the country if Bush is elected president,” adding, “and then I’d probably have to go too.” (She has since filed for divorce.)
It could have been an extraordinary television event. (“The heartwarming epic dramatization of the fall of Hollywood to the right-wing has-been phalanx!”) Cue clip: In the desperate moments before the final plane leaves Los Angeles International Airport for Charles de Gaulle, throngs of damp, tastefully soiled and tousled personalities fight their way through a thick sea of humanity, tossing babies overhead like tiny sacks of grain, crying “Over there! I think I see a Baldwin! Pass … the Baldwin … the child!”
But scare tactics can backfire. On Sept. 19, the Daily News ran the following Baldwin retraction: “I never said I’d leave the country, and my wife never heard of Focus magazine and never talked to them.”
Then, on Sept. 20, the Daily News ran the following retraction of the retraction. “Kim did indeed speak to a Focus magazine,” he told the paper. “But my wife and I never said unequivocally that we would leave the country if Bush won. Never.”
Two days later, on Sept. 22, Altman also retracted his statement, again in the Daily News: “Here’s what I really said. I said that if Bush gets elected, I’ll move to Paris, Texas, because the state will be better off if he’s out of it.”
For a while it seemed as though the trend might be reversing itself entirely — until, on Nov. 3, the Washington Post quoted Kennedy White House press secretary and former ABC News correspondent Pierre Salinger as saying, “I don’t want any more Bush presidents. If Bush wins, I’m going to leave the country and spend the rest of my life in France.”
By December, the intention to decamp for parts un-Bushed had been ascribed to no fewer than a dozen actors, directors, rock musicians and other recognizable persons, among them Martin Sheen, Rosie O’Donnell, Matt Damon, Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon.
So where are they now? (Or, as our friends in France surely must be asking themselves, “Alors, où est tout le monde maintenant?”)
Most of the reports were unsubstantiated. Barbra Streisand, it turns out, had promised to leave the country if George Bush the elder was elected to a second term in 1992, but more recently announced her decision to leave the White House, not the country, for at least four years.
Sarandon and Robbins, a publicist for the couple said last week, aren’t going anywhere. “They have a lot of projects lined up here for next year.”
Baldwin, who also is not going anywhere, has been flooded by hundreds of “horrid and gratuitous” letters encouraging his exile since the unfortunate misunderstanding first occurred. In an ironic, last-minute and perhaps conciliatory twist, the Creative Coalition, an arts advocacy group co-founded by Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and Ron Silver, hosted the “First Party: Bi-Partisan Celebrity Inaugural Event” Saturday night. Among the guests were Creative Coalition president Billy Baldwin; Ron Reagan, son of the former president; Arianna Huffington; Joe Piscopo; Bo Derek; and one-time presidential hopeful Sen. Arlen Specter.
No one was injured.
Meanwhile, Vedder’s publicist declined to respond to inquiries about whether Vedder is still planning a move, or indeed if little Damien II has in fact been elected.
So how can we be expected to believe them when they’ve let us down so many times before? Susan, Tim, leave now, take Sean Penn and Streisand with you, and fat Michael Moore and as many leftwingnut bloggers as you can fit in the trunk and head for Mexico. And once there, Susan, do some more soft-core porn. Hell, break into hard-core pr0n, what the hell? You’re getting up there, might as well flaunt it while you still can!