Stacey Dash and Eva Longoria open up the empty heart of US politics
STACEY Dash (Clueless, The Cosby Show (2 episodes) and Single Ladies) says we should vote for Mitt Romney.
Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Arthur Christmas and Beverly Hills 90210 (1 episode)) says we should vote for Barack Obama.
Both women get slammed for their views. But it’s not their fault. It’s politics. Stripped of direction and purpose it’s obsessed with personal image and style.
Mitt and Barry are supposed to be world statesmen but such is the reduced state of public debate that they sidle up to telly stars to show us about their essential selves. The gossip about what TV shows they like and bread they eat is given equal weight to their economic views and fiscal policy.
The effect is to replace diplomats of principle with lightweight celebrities.
If you want to see how debased politics has become take a look at the list of UN Goodwill ambassadors:
While the politican gets downgraded to slots on celebrity talent shows, the celeb gets ideas. Longoria reacted to her tweet by humbly telling the world:
“I use Twitter as a platform for all Americans and their opinions. Sorry if people were offended by retweet. Obviously not my words or my personal view. I respect all Americans #FreedomOfSpeech.”
Did you know that Longoria is a co-chair of the Obama campaign? Well, she is. She once said:
I don’t regret anything I ever do or say. I don’t like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you’re honest.
Yep. she delated that aforesaid tweet.
As for Dash, well, Herman Cain, a man who wanted to be President, tweeted:
@THEHermanCain To @REALStaceyDash: Stay TRUE to yourself, don’t be afraid to THINK for yourself and by all means keep expressing yourself!
And if you’re ver in town, call me…