Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Inteview with Janeane Garofalo

From CampusProgress:
"Have you learned anything about politics from working on “The West Wing”?

Um, no. Not things that I didn’t already know. Actually, “The West Wing,” the writers have far more integrity and soul than your average Washington politician. What I mean by that is mostly right-wing politicians tend to be amoral and nihilistic. The writers give the politicians far more credit than they really should, because the politicos, if you will, on “The West Wing” have great epiphanies, and moments of clarity, and struggles with their conscience, whereas I haven’t seen any evidence of that in the Bush administration or lobbyists in general."
"Ron Silver and Ann Coulter, very disturbing couple.

They are a very disturbing couple, but they’re been in love for years. They were high school sweethearts.

Is that true?

No, but I’d like it to be. Actually, I like Ron Silver a hell of a lot better than Ann Coulter – Ron Silver is personable and funny. She’s a performance artist and comedian in the spirit of Andy Kaufman. I don’t know if she believes what she’s saying. But it clearly works for her, because we’re talking about her now."

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