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Monday, January 26, 2009

Tidbits About Matt Damon and Me (Although Not in Any Way You Might Imagine)

I like Matt Damon; he’s a charismatic li’l fellow and a decent actor. I generally like his movies and happily ignore his politics.

But if he takes up Bill Kristol on his generous offer, I think that he’ll find himself far out of his intellectual depth. Not to say that I think he’s an idiot, I simply think that he will find that his Hollywood view of the world is remarkably limited when faced with someone who has devoted his life to intellectual pursuits. You may disagree with Kristol, but he actually knows the reasons for his beliefs and backs them up daily with his well-considered writing; Damon, on the other hand, has spent a good chunk of his life reading other peoples’ words for a living and spouting a bit of political nonsense here and there on talk shows.

Which is to say that Kristol will clean his clock.

And speaking of fish out of water…

I will be on a panel of bloggers at a new media/blogger caucus lunch for the Colorado state GOP senators tomorrow, which is less a testament to my brilliance than it is a testament to how many truly brilliant people I am lucky to consider friends. Hopefully I will have some pictures and an after-action report when I get home tomorrow afternoon.

Also on the panel with me will be Steve Green (whose new digs are freakin’ cool), Charles Martin, Ben Degrow, and Rossputin.

Thanks to Darren Copeland and Lori Brown for helping to pull together this diverse group of bloggers and including me in the mix. I hope that we’ll actually be able to bring something useful to our state GOP senators and help them better represent the needs of Colorado’s citizens.

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