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Saturday, September 20, 2008
Posted in: American Politics

With Bill Maher.

He is so freaking hilarious.

To the liberal part of my funnybone at least. I have a feeling the Republicans probably think he’s the devil incarnate.

By the way, if anybody watched his show last night, what was the point of Will I Am from the Black-Eyed Peas being on the panel? He hardly said a bloody word.


  • I have loved him forever and ever…


  • Meh on Bill Maher. He’s a little too in love with the sound of his own voice.

    I think the BEP singer was there in an attempt to make the panel appeal more to the youthful demographic that the Dems and Liberals seem to think they’re missing.

    Frankly, they’re missing a lot more than that. It’s like they have forgotten that most Americans live in towns just like the one Palin was mayor of. They insult that experience of hers, they insult us. NOT the way to win an election.

    I wish Hollywood wouldn’t treat the bulk of the US as simply “that which we fly over when traveling from coast to coast” – we’re more than “fly-over.”


  • queenbeetrainer
    September 21
    1:54 am

    Yeah, I can take him or leave him. I actually like Jon Stewart and Stephen Cobert better – they don’t just rip on Republicans, but on everyone. Nothing like spreading the wealth around…


  • My husband and I LOVE his show. And usually all the guests are interactive, though they’ll occasionally have a dud.


  • Kay W. Harrison
    September 21
    3:38 am

    Bill Maher does so “rip on” everyone; it’s just that right now the Republicans are providing him with the juiciest material.
    I think that Wil is a very polite person, unlike Sullivan and Klein; he was hesitant to interrupt his elders (training from his excellent grandmother?). Even Maher found it difficult to wrangle those two vociferous guests.
    I am ambivalent about Maher. Sometimes I am willing to endure the dross in order to cull the golden nuggets; other times, I can’t stand the sludge.



  • He always has a diverse panel. September 12 he had actress Janeane Garofalo, author Salman Rushdie, journalist John Fund, comedian Roseanne Barr, and political consultant Paul Begala.

    Septembr 5th: actress Kerry Washington, fmr. Lt. Gov. Michael Steele (R-MD), Real Time correspondent Dan Savage, journalist Jeffrey Toobin, and fmr. White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan.

    Though it would have been nice for Will to actually talk, it’s nothing special that he was on the panel. No secret agenda there.


  • Actually Gwen, most Americans don’t live in small towns. Especially not like the ones Palin was mayor of. According to the Census Bureau, fewer than 16% of Americans live in a town of less than 10k people. The vast majority of Americans live in cities, and have now for several decades. Americans enjoy the fantasy of small-town life, but it’s not a reality most of us have.



  • Although I agree with many, but not all, of Bill Maher’s views, I find him so smug and proud of his cleverness, I always want to punch him. No Jon Stewart there. OTOH, my husband who considers himself far more conservative than I watches it all the time.

    How can the Republicans cry foul at any questioning of Palin’s experience (or lack thereof), when a major part of their campaign has been going on and on and on and on about Obama’s lack of experience?

    It’s a shame that this campaign is becoming more about identity politics than anything else.


  • I don’t think those were slams on small towns so much as they were the fact that Republicans have been droning on and on and ON for months about Obama’s lack of experience, and then McCain trots out someone who’s been a small town mayor and a governor of a state with a total population less than any major city and tries to pass THAT off as acceptable experience. It’s just stunningly hypocritical.


  • Anon76
    September 21
    3:58 pm

    Wow, I knew I lived in “Dogpatch” USA, but I never realized what a minority I am.

    Total population: A whopping 3572


  • I lovesese him muchly and can’t wait for the movie. I think Gwen should go with me *g*


  • I like Maher, too, but I think he’s got a huge blind spot in terms of his vehemence against religion (and I am an atheist, so I’m not defending the faith or anything). I thought Andrew Sullivan was well-reasoned, even, although Will.i.am IS too polite. Very sharply dressed, though.


  • Perhaps will.i.am is just wise, because some of those celebrity guests don’t shut up, and then seem like idiots. This way we can just assume that he was thinking deep and intelligent thoughts.

    I couldn’t stomach a whole movie of Maher smugging about religion and how much smarter he is than those that follow a faith.


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