Friday, January 2, 2009

Simon Says

From Page Six:

FORGET sports—Aussie heartthrob Simon Baker follows politics instead. "The Mentalist" star told Parade, "I don't follow sports here. But politics has sort of taken its place. I followed the [presidential] race closely. It's a tricky area, because I don't want to be offensive, and I had no party loyalty. But electing Barack Obama was this country being very grown-up. It was such a positive step for the US to become a part of the world again."
Simon obviously worries too much. I don't see how any McCain voter could possibly take offense at these comments. After all, becoming "a part of the world again"—with its aboriginal Prime Minister in Australia, German Chancellor whose parents came to Munich from Turkey, and openly Christian head of the Palestinian Authority—is a long-time dream shared by Americans of all political persuasions.

Isn't it?

Enjoy your continuing stay and career in America, Simon. You'll find we really are a tolerant land, where the worst that comments like the above will get you is a couple of mocking blog posts. Because like you suggest, we're "being very grown-up" now.

Just like the rest of the world.

(Hat Tip: JammieWearingFool)