Saturday, September 13, 2008
A friend of mine learning English wanted me to type out the transcript of this section of an interview with Matt Damon where he talks about the possibility of a President Palin, so here it is:
I think there's a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president, and I think that's a really scary thing. Because I don't know anything about her. I don't think in eight weeks I'm gonna know anything about her. I know that she was a mayor of a really, really small town, and she's governor of Alaska for less than two years. I just don't understand - I think the pick was made for political purposes, but in terms of governance, it's a disaster. You do the actuary tables, you know, there's a one out of three chance, if not more, that McCain doesn't survive his first term, and it'll be President Palin. And it really, you know, was talking about it earlier, it's like a really bad Disney movie. You know, the hockey mom, you know, "I'm just a hockey mom from Alaska," and she's the president. And it's like she's facing down Vladimir Putin and you know, using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink, you know, it's just absurd. It's totally absurd, and I don't understand why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is. I...it's a really terrifying possibility. The fact that we've gotten this far and we're that close to this being a reality is crazy. Crazy. I mean, did she really - I need to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago. That's an important - I want to know that. I really do. Because she's gonna have the nuclear codes. You know, I wanna know if she thinks dinosaurs were here 4000 years ago, or if she banned books or tried to ban books. I mean, you know, we can't have that.