Monday, September 8, 2008
Barack Obama's Latest Endorsement: Former Drug Addict and All-Around British Wacko Russell Brand
THIS is the guy who's the latest to endorse Barack Obama for president of the world. Last night at the MTV Video Music Awards, British comedian/actor/celebutante/whatever Russell Brand took up some stage time to urge Americans to vote for Barack Obama “on behalf of the world,” and called George W. Bush a "retarded cowboy fella", which he must not have known doesn't go over too well in this country.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Obama is running for president of the United States, not the world. Don't make me repeat this again.
If you don't know Brand (and who in the U.S. did, before this?) according to the Wikipedia entry on this yo-yo:
He dresses in a flamboyant bohemian fashion describing himself as looking like an "S&M Willy Wonka." He has bipolar disorder. He is a former heroin addict, sex addict, alcoholic and has had numerous run-ins with the police, having been arrested 11 times for public indecency. During the time of his addiction, he was known for his debauchery, a notable example being his ejection from The Gilded Balloon, in Edinburgh. He has abstained from drug use since 2003 and is now a patron of the addiction charity Focus 12. His abandonment of drugs and alcohol was instigated by his agent John Noel. He did so with the help of the Hare Krishnas, to whom he feels "indebted".
Also according to Wikipedia, he apparently showed up to work at MTV dressed up as Osama Bin Laden the day after 9/11 (and was fired by MTV for it. What were they thinking asking this guy to now host a national awards show?).
I would expect Senator Obama to repudiate this endorsement any minute now. Or is Obama proud to rack up yet another "celebrity" endorsement?