April 28, 2006

A Less Prankable List Of Right-Leaning Celebrities
— Ace

And more extensive, too, with citations.

I know of this list because... well, see the Authoritative Scholarly Citation given for Lara Flynn Boyle.

Back when I used to keep track of such things, I would get one or two hits from this list a day.

Caution... See-Dub notes that the evidence for a lot of these people's conservative credentials is often pretty damn thin. Pretty much if you've ever said something nice about Bush, even if just to get money out of him for Africa, you're on the list as a "Rightie." (As Bob Geldof is.)

And the links providing the evidence are so old that most are broken so you can't check.

Still... it's what we've got at the moment.

Vince Vaughan? Yes! The Contact Music link is broken, so there's no proof of this, but I always kind of suspected. He always plays himself, a sort of charmingly arrogant dickhead, and that to me says "Republcian" in all-caps, bolded.

Jon Favreau is also listed, again with a broken link for a citation, which surprises and disappoints me, because he comes of as a bit of a liberal tool on his Dinner For Five show.

And for leaving a Celebrity Poker Challenge episode just because he got eliminated early and was too much of a big-shot to hang out in the Loser's Lounge.

(Yeah, he's talented; just saying-- tool. And a big bad-loser crybaby.)

Posted by: Ace at 09:06 AM | Comments (37)
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1 How could you miss Mr. Paul Anka's name on the list?

Posted by: Hondo at April 28, 2006 09:10 AM (wkn8Y)

2 Richard Roundtree!

Yo damn right!

Posted by: See-Dubya at April 28, 2006 09:15 AM (kJfu0)

3 Actually, Bob Geldof--said something nice about Bush once; that doesn't make him a "righty". And the link is broken, but I think of Jon Voight as a nutball lefty.

I think a lot of these are wishful thinking or extrapolating from pretty thin evidence.

Posted by: See-Dubya at April 28, 2006 09:17 AM (kJfu0)

4 Shut yo mouth.

Posted by: Shaft at April 28, 2006 09:24 AM (9+AmL)

5 Yeah, I read a women's magazine interview with Vaughn once. In it, he was asked his favorite book: "The Fountainhead." He was asked what he thought was the most distinguishing characteristic of the American people: "their independent spirit and entrepreneurship." And, he was asked what his politics were: "I'm an actor. I just act. People don't need to hear me rattle off."

From then on, I figured he was conservative or libertarian.

Posted by: Mary Katharine at April 28, 2006 09:24 AM (KW8jL)

6 agreed about the thin evidence, but...

I think the Jon Voigt thing is actually correct.

Posted by: ace at April 28, 2006 09:25 AM (yQUbP)

7 Marilyn Manson?

Posted by: Johnny Catbird at April 28, 2006 09:26 AM (vbqWk)

8 Marilyn Manson, yeahp. In 2000 he said "I'm thinking of voting for George Bush over Al Gore, and not necessarily by default," or something very close to that.

It's the "and not necessarily by default" thing that gives it kick. You could understand if he were voting for Bush "by default" because he was up in arms (as many shock-rockers are) about Gore's wife's PMRC stuff, but the "not necessarily by default" indicates he was leaning towards Bush for positive, not negative, reasons.

Posted by: ace at April 28, 2006 09:30 AM (yQUbP)

9 I heard Jon Voight say he was offended by the nastiness of the left's attacks on Bush. That doesn't make him a righty, of course, but it does make him a decent guy.

Posted by: UGAdawg at April 28, 2006 09:41 AM (9DumO)

10 That list had Richard Roeper as a rightie, this the guy who wrote a whiny screed agaisnt Bush before the election and gave F911 big thumbs up.

Posted by: at April 28, 2006 09:42 AM (CkFXK)

11 Pat Tillman's evidence shows that he joined the Army.

Similarly, the evidence for Jennifer Love Hewitt is that she visited wounded veterans in a hospital - once.

What I really love about this site is that it clearly implies that liberal celebrities should keep their mouths shut, then proudly displays any conservative leaning statement by a Joyce DeWitt (actually no evidence given, but fuck, who'd lie about Joyce DeWitt?) or a bunch of non-american celebrities like Gary Oldman, Steve "crocodile hunter" Irwin, or Greg Norman.

You do have Rick Flair and the Ultimate Warrior though.

Posted by: seattle slough at April 28, 2006 09:57 AM (H5l9d)

12 I didn't look at the list, so I don't know if he's on, but I'm very proud to have Dean Koontz as a strong supporter of my side. He consistently donates to Republicans, including W, plus he puts a lot of socially right morality in his books.

Posted by: adolfo velasquez at April 28, 2006 10:08 AM (bcRxw)

13 Sure, make fun of the list all you want, but we have Chuck Norris.

And in the end, that's all that counts.

Posted by: Slublog at April 28, 2006 10:10 AM (R8+nJ)

14 Other things Seattle Slug loves about this site

1.Our posters have the nerve to eat food when children are starving in Africa

2. We complain about people burning the flag and asking our soldiers to shoot their officers at the same time that we pretend we support freedom of speech.

3. We allow turds like Seattle to post their crap.

Posted by: roc ingersol at April 28, 2006 10:15 AM (m2CN7)

15 Wrestlers and Playmates still on the list.

Posted by: Troll1 at April 28, 2006 10:37 AM (Lpswv)

16 I think the Jon Favreau thing comes from when he was on Bill Maher's show (when it was still on ABC) shortly after 9/11, and he said something to the effect that he was glad Al Gore lost the 2000 election.

Posted by: Doug F at April 28, 2006 10:44 AM (k/FaH)

17 This list is utter bollocks simply because the definition they apparantly use for conservative is 'anyone who is to the right of Ted Kennedy'. Bob Geldof isn't conservative -- he's an actual liberal (as opposed to a post-modern leftist) who is intellectually honest enough to give credit where he feels credit is due.

The same labelling issue comes up with bloggers all the time. If you're to the right of freaking Kos, you're 'conservative' by many accounts, but someone like Roger Simon is a pretty classical liberal.

Posted by: Hermit Dave at April 28, 2006 10:53 AM (lTHYp)

18 I think it should also be noted that just because someone badmouths Bush does not make them a liberal. There are a lot of people on the list who have said bad things about Bush, most notably in my mind Mel Gibson. I'm pretty sure he's as conservative as people say he is, but he also said he didn't know which way he was going to vote in 2004, and he also didn't support the Iraq war.

Come to think of it, I'm ready to say a great many derogatory things about Bush myself right about now.

Posted by: Mark V. at April 28, 2006 11:11 AM (2ipxY)

19 Favreau talented? Okay he did good on Swingers and maybe some people liked Made, but talented? I think not.

I do however, think its funny that hes such a bad loser that he walks off celebrity poker.

Posted by: chickpea at April 28, 2006 11:16 AM (4sO2H)

20 One of the good things about the right is not having mindless celebrities. For example, why the fuck is george clooney "speaking out" against the genocide in Darfur? How the hell could anyone not know what's going on in Darfur at this point.

On and:

Reason number 6,783 to hate the U.N., now that there are going to be rallies about darfur they cut the food aid budget in half. A clever way for unelected tools to try and add to their budget (still better then selling little girls, but come on jerkoffs)

Posted by: Mike S. at April 28, 2006 11:20 AM (FnVST)

21 Its pronounced Zathura, er, Zanthura. Look just buy a damn ticket!

Posted by: Jon Favreau at April 28, 2006 12:32 PM (K0x/A)

22 roc,

my apologies. by "this site" I meant the celebrity site. Though you comments are greatly appreciated.

I suppose I have accused all conservatives of doing this in the past. After all, you all did elect actors as president of the NRA, governor of California (twice) and President of the United States. You also invited Ron "Timecop" Silver to speak at your most recent national convention, and you give credence to the manic ravings of Ted Nugent. Then some of you have the gall to tell Alec Baldwin to shut up because he is "just a celebrity."

You do do that. And I have commented on it in the past.

But I really wasn't doing that here. I was truly just making fun of this site (there I did it again - THAT site) and how pathetic some of their celebrities are. And how weak their evidence is. And how offensive it is that a celebrity is deemed conservative because they visited wounded veterans in a hospital. I mean Al Franken goes on USO tours.

Anyway Roc. No hard feelings. I still consider you as a friend. You are kind, and smart, and funny. And I think if we didn't have these political differences we could be lovers. That is, if I wasn't married, and if you were an attractive woman who wasn't intimidated by my enormous cock.

Hope this clears up the confusion.

Cheers and have a great weekend.

Posted by: seattle slough at April 28, 2006 01:20 PM (H5l9d)

23 They forgot Angie Harmon. Who in God's name could forget Angie Harmon?

And I call bullshit on Adam Sandler.

Posted by: Mark V. at April 28, 2006 02:10 PM (2ipxY)

24 Speaking of Angie Harmon. I was on a plane and the movie was "Agent Codie Banks" with the kid from Malcolm in the Middle. I was pissed that I was going to have to sit through this dumb movie, right up until Angie Harmon walked on screen in a black skin tight cat suit! Then returned on screen in red leather pants.

I give that movie a "thumbs" up.

Posted by: Brad at April 28, 2006 03:08 PM (1F8YK)

25 You tell them Seattle

Posted by: Christopher Reeves at April 28, 2006 03:19 PM (K0x/A)

26 I know, seattle, actors shouldn't get involved in this sort of stuff.

Posted by: Meryl Streep at April 28, 2006 03:21 PM (K0x/A)

27 You should settle down, seattle. You sound a little bitter.

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at April 28, 2006 03:22 PM (K0x/A)

28 I make good politician one day too

Posted by: Leonardo DeCaprio at April 28, 2006 03:25 PM (K0x/A)

29 Do we HAVE to have Tony Danza on our side ?

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30 Hold me closah, Tony Danzah

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31 We don't do so well at marriage, either. But we look DAMN good doing it...

Posted by: Cary Grant at April 28, 2006 05:38 PM (+lA9g)

32 Billy Bob Thornton?

Come on. The guy is a complete USDA certified headcase -- he has a major freakout phobia over being in a room with freaking antique furniture.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at April 28, 2006 06:53 PM (XbJeu)

33 Slublog:
"Sure, make fun of the list all you want, but we have Chuck Norris.
And in the end, that's all that counts."

That's right!

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