Friday, January 07, 2005


A followup on the prior posting on self-proclaimed international affairs expert AND self-proclaimed global mouthpiece, Richard Gere...

Palestinians are asking..."Richard...who?" "Who's that?" According to Reuters:

But many voters, already struggling with the labyrinthine politics of the West Bank and Gaza, say they have never heard of the actor who swept Debra Winger off her feet as a dashing Navy officer in the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman" and were even less interested when they were told he's an American.

"I don't even know who the candidates are other than Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas), let alone this Gere," Gaza soap factory worker Manar an-Najar told Reuters Wednesday.

Well, geez, if you're going to put your mug on TV to use your star power to encourage people to vote, wouldn't it help if your target audience knew who the hell you were?

This has to be eating away at his mammoth ego, though there's probably more than enough left over for Richard Whats-his-name.