Matt Damon on Palin: "A Really Terrifying Possibility"


Sep. 10 2008, Published 9:27 a.m. ET

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In a new video spreading quickly across the Internet, Matt Damon makes his views completely clear when it comes to Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin.

"I think there's a really good chance that Sarah Palin could be president, and that's a really scary thing because I don't know anything about her," he says in the Associate Press video. He goes on to add that what he does know is not enough.

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"I know she was the mayor of a really, really small town, and she's been the governor of Alaska for less than two years," he states. "I just don't understand. I think the pick was made for political purposes, but in terms of governance, it's a disaster."

He goes on to say that the idea of John McCain not surviving his first term and leaving the presidency to Sarah would be like a "really bad Disney movie."

Matt Damon

"She's a hockey mom and it's like, she's facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she used at the hockey rink," he says of the idea. "It's absurd. It's totally absurd and I'm not sure why more people aren't talking about how absurd it is."

But it's clear that the actor, who has been active in past political campaigns, is not joking around when it comes to the idea of Sarah stepping into the role of commander in chief.

"It's a really terrifying possiblity, the fact that we've gotten this far, and we're that close to that being a reality," he confesses. "I need to know if she really thinks dinsoaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I wanna know that, I really do, because she's going to have the nuclear codes."


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