Matt Damon just spoke to the Associated Press and one of the topics discussed was Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Needless to say, Damon does not think highly of the pick. Here’s his response:
“I think there’s a really good chance Sarah Palin could become president, and I think that’s a really scary thing… I don’t know anything about her and in eight weeks, I don’t think I’m going to know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town and she’s the governor for Alaska for less than two years. I just don’t understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes… Do the actuary tables and there’s a one out of three chance, if not more, that [John] McCain doesn’t survive his first term and it’ll be President Palin… It’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom, you know, ‘oh, I’m just a hockey mom’… and she’s facing down President Putin (of Russia)… It’s totally absurd… it’s a really terrifying possibility.”
What do you think of Matt’s comments?
[UPDATE: Check out the video of Matt saying these comments and more after the jump. My favorite line: “I really want to know if she believes dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago.”]