Matt Damon was interviewed by the Miami Herald's Glenn Garvin, and let loose with this gem about conservative NYT columnist Bill Kristol:
“He’s an idiot — he wrote that we should be grateful to George Bush because he won the Iraq war. We! Won! The! War!”
You think Damon would care about reading lines which bashed his own country?
The Weiners discovered just how political when Damon started arguing with them about some lines he was supposed to read in one episode, which said rising Chinese soybean consumption was leading to slash-and-burn farming in the Brazilian Amazon.
''He really objected,'' Hal Weiner recalls. "He wanted to make sure we were not just bashing China. We had to bring in some scientists to talk to him before he'd do it.''
Big Hollywood, published by Andrew Breitbart, says it is offering $100,000 to Damon (or to the charity or carbon credit of his choice) to publicly debate Kristol at a mutually agreed upon time, date and venue. Good for Andrew. Kristol has already accepted.
Hat tip: Powerline (Photo credit: Reuters)
UPDATE: Corrected the headline to reflect Damon's point was over the Iraq war, thanks to the commenter who pointed this out.