Angie Harmon is in the Land of Punt.
Not because she’s drop dead gorgeous. Not because she’s married to former NFL cornerback Jason Sehorn (although that helps). Not because she starred in the ill-fated, but highly entertaining Women’s Murder Club.
Harmon is in the Land of Punt because she’s reasonable.
“If I have anything to say against Obama it’s not because I’m a racist, it’s because I don’t like what he’s doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you’re called a racist,” said Harmon at the launch of a new cosmetic product recently held in Los Angeles.
If she’s defending herself it probably because she’s been called a racist. It’s tragic to assume President Obama is so infallible that only the reason someone would ever disagree with him or his policies is because of his race.
“I don’t care what color he is. I’m just not crazy about what he’s doing and I heard all about this, and he’s gonna do that and change and change, so okay… I’m still dressing for a recession over here buddy and we’ve got unemployment at an all-time high and that was his number one thing and that’s the thing I really don’t appreciate. If I’m going to disagree with my President, that doesn’t make me a racist. If I was to disagree with W, that doesn’t make me racist. It has nothing to do with it, it is ridiculous.”
No wonder they canceled her show. Hollywood can’t have actresses on television speaking so eloquently.
“I do think McCain would have done a better job, only because I think he has more experience. I also think if W or John McCain or Reagan would have gone and done a talk show, the backlash would have been so huge and in his face, and ‘What is our president doing? How unclassy!’ But Obama does it and no one says anything.”
For once a celebrity uses common sense and speaks intelligently about an obvious double standard that exists in the media.
Of course she’s one lone ship of reason floating in sea of ignorance. Here are some quotes from Harmon’s fellow celebrities also in attendance at the L.A. event.
“I think it’s cool that he went on Leno and I watched the “60 minutes” interview as well last week. The guy is just so articulate and he is so well versed in something that is so new to him and I think he has a good team around him. It sounds cliché, but he makes me feel proud to be an American,” stated Mandy Moore.
According to Moore, the only thing has President has to do to make her proud to be an American is be interviewed.
“He is thoughtful and considerate and he gets all the information before he speaks which I think is a wonderful quality for the ruler of the free world to have,” explained Debra Messing.
Land of Punt would like to know how Messing knows he gets all the information.
“It’s not an overnight process. It’s going to get worse before it gets better; we’re all kind of in the same boat now. Everybody’s broke and everybody’s struggling and he makes me feel like I know him and that I know Michelle and that they’re like us and they’re out to try to save the USA. It’s just an amazing period to watch him take on these challenges and everyday in the news to hear about AIG or possibly global currency changing, it’s incredible. He’s facing big challenges and he’s got a lot of support and I’m just praying things get better,” said Debi Mazar of the HBO show Entourage.
After clearing away the clichés, platitudes and hyperboles of her grandiloquent homily, we’re left with Mazar’s thesis, that’s basically she’s on a first name basis with the First Lady.
However, there are no politics in the Land of Punt and the L.O.P. is no way trying to promote one platform over another. All the Land of Punt wishes to support is when someone forms an opinion they express it with clarity, common sense and articulation.
Still, Angie Harmon’s awesome dissertation aside, L.O.P. would much rather have every celebrity remain publicly silent on any subject that’s more important than a movie premiere.
Angie Harmon was named Brunette of the Week by the Reluctant Optimist.