The Loudmouth Emmys
Cracker belt. Janeane Garofalo said after Bush's re-election that she wants the "Archie Bunkers in the cracker belt to feel pain." Citing a quote from Thomas Jefferson, Hollywood political analyst Barbra Streisand called the Bush era a "reign of witches." Playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) wrote a one-act anti-Bush play for the campaign featuring Laura Bush reading the works of Dostoevski to a group of Iraqi children, all of them dead.
Eve Ensler, genitally oriented author of The Vagina Monologues, said at a feminist concert and rally for Kerry in New York that women should "step into your vaginas" on November 2, an unusual approach to voting and one that sounds just plain uncomfortable.
At another New York rally, John Mellencamp called Bush "a cheap thug" and Whoopi Goldberg offered some obscene reflections on Bush's name. John Kerry said that the entertainers who spoke at the rally reflected the "heart and soul of our country."
Natalie Maines, apparently surprised that many Dixie Chicks fans hated her famous anti-Bush comments of 2003, said, "I realize I'm just supposed to sing and look cute so our fans won't have anything to upset them while they're cheating on their wives or driving around in their pickup trucks shooting small animals." Then she complained that the political climate is "so the opposite of me as a person and what I believe in." It's just about opposite my personhood too, Natalie.