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Celeb Politics: Who Doesn't Know Crap?

11/7/2006 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Our fellow Americans, it's Election Day, and with it comes the usual horde of celebrities using star wattage to shed light on issues closest to their hearts -- or so they think.

Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts were just two of the A-listers to lend their support to Proposition 87, the controversial California ballot measure that would tax oil drilling in the state up to $4 billion, which would then be spent on alternative energy research. You know the drill -- don't look too glammed-up (note Julia's specs), seem humble but passionate, talk about how being a multi-milionaire media sensation is a gift and you're just giving back. But Brad and Julia aren't the only ones who are pimping their celebrity to stump for fave causes.

Leonardo DiCaprio, he of the personal hybrid car fleet, appeared with Calif. Sen. Barbara Boxer last weekend to support -- what else -- eco-friendly Prop 87. With all the celeb stumping, pundits are giving the measure a somewhat unexpected 50-50 chance of passing, even with the oil industry's reported $100 million campaign to kill it.

Jennifer Garner, known more for her action-star aptitude than her political action, recently talked up Democrat Jerry McNerney in upstate Pleasanton, Calif., backing his pro-green policies and denigrating the "arrogance and ignorance" of his opponent, Republican Richard Pombo, in a closely-watched race in the House of Representatives.

Perhaps the most controversial celeb endorsement came from Michael J. Fox, who has done TV ads for several candidates who support stem-cell research, and who was criticized by right-wing talk-show and big-fat-idiot, Rush Limbaugh, who accused Michael of amplifying his Parkinson's disease symptoms for dramatic effect. Putz.

Who's the biggest blowhard among these actor-activists? In the best democratic fashion, we'll let you, our favorite electorate, decide. Then go out to the real polls and do your patriotic duty!

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arctickat    

Jamie Crowley, youre a freak.

MJFox is doing this for cause-not for ego. Tell me, have you started many foundations for cancer research? Contributed? Probably not. So tell us how you are a better person..

Obviously from this disease he has suffered a great deal of pain, and wanted to use this to create awareness-And it worked. McCaskill beat her opponent, the incumbent.

He more doing this for medical research than himself. Rush Limbaugh's only contribution is what he spends on his own pharmaceuticals.

Read the stats, and weep. Then ask yourself how you have contributed to society, and what you can do to help, instead of being a waste of space

2815 days ago
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arctickat    

Chal read what I wrote for Jaime Crowley. Then follow the advice.

If you really didnt like celebrities so much, you wouldnt be on this board. Stop self projecting your own self-loathing attitude about something you dont know shit about.

2815 days ago
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K man    

You caled Rush Limbaugh a "big-fat-idiot"
Hey be fair. He's NOT fat anymore.

2815 days ago
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Mary Lou May    

I have nothing but empathy for Michael J. Fox. He is suffering from a crippling disease, and I cannot blame him for doing whatever he believes is right to find a cure. The problem is that he is not a scientist, and he is simply wrong.

Why doesn't someone tell the poor man that embryonic stem cell research (which does go on, by the way) has never yielded anything positive, and has, in fact, caused untold suffering and damage because of the embryonic cell's nasty habit of forming tumors? Our real hope lies in the study of adult stem cells which actually have shown documented (dare I say miraculous?) results in restoring abilities to a paralyzed woman and a little boy with cerebral palsy, to name only two. Given the fact that the harvest of adult stem cells doesn't kill anybody, we should all be able to agree on the continuation of this efficacious research. Mr. Fox, if you're listening, for your sake and the sake of the unborn, please consider looking into this alternative.

2815 days ago
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Jeff    

These hollywood dummies DO NOT influence my opinions on oil or anything else for that matter! Especially when they fly on Gulfstream 4/5. Which take alot of fuel to operate which inturn pollute our enviroment! So before you speak on pollution look at your ownselves first before preaching to us about it!!!

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