Matt Damon on Sarah Palin with transcript

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.'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.


Barcodex said...

His arguments are very correct ones, but what is funny - both Putin and Medvedev were totally unknown to Russian public when they were introduced as presidents ("who is mister Putin?"), but now at least half of Russian population are adoring them.

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or is that the freakiest part about it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the transcript. I'm learning English too and it's very helpful. Thank you.

KiriX said...

Really very very great thanks for that! As for me, I too am not a native English-speaker and I'm rather bad at listening comprehension. So, right after I saw the clip, I needed to take a quick look at any transcript of Matt's monologue, especially to catch the sense of the passage about the dinosaurs... It will sure make you laugh, because what I heard was " know if she really thinks DNA source we're here for thousand years ago." Then there was also "banned books" which I thought was "bandbox". So as Matt did, I too "want[ed] to know that. I really [did]" :))

That said, thanks again Mithridates for such a thoughtfyl gesture, I really appreciated!

By the way, this post was the first result given by Google in response to my request ;)

Keep up good job!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the transcript. I'm learning English too and it's very helpful. Thank you.

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