Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Political Confusion Test (15 of 21)-Kirk Cameron v. Sean Penn

Boycotts seem to be the rage these days. Once upon a time, boycotts were synonomous with fringe groups like PETA who urged folks not to eat at KFC or McD's.

But, today people of all political persuasions have called for boycotts. Fringe right-wing talk show host Bill O'Reilly, who was the subject of an earlier Political Confusion entry, told David Letterman that he is boycotting all Sean Penn films since the actor who recently Oscared for "Milk" has visited Venezuelan El Presidente Hugo Chavez.

While I agree that Penn is going a bit too far, I am not inclined to remove "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" from Netflix que anytime soon.

But, I was wondering who Keith Olbermann, O'Reilly's counterpart on the left, could tell folks to boycott.

I came up with Kirk Cameron, who is unquestionably as far from the political center as Penn. Cameron, who was a teen idol in the 1980s when he starred on the sitcom "Growing Pains," is now a Christian fundamentalist whacko who has appeared in propaganda films like "Fireproof" and "Left Behind."

Interestingly enough, while researching this, I found that Cameron and I were both born in 1970 though I'm a few months older than him.

Whichever one of these stars you are more inclined to boycott might just indicate who you should vote for in 2012.

Could it Barack Obama against Sarah Palin?

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