As the camera pulled back at the end, after Maher's (dead-on) tirade about American's not watching the convention, the seat Rep. Dreier was sitting in? Empty. Guess he didn't like getting picked on by everyone else. Yeah, pick up your ball and go home. That'll show em! Bah. What an asshat.
Word. I guess he's used to appearing on television talk shows that allow his opinion to go unchallenged. When Michael Moore asked him if he had seen F-9/11, and he said "no," yet kept saying how it had been "roundly debunked,"(one of the GOP talking points about the film, christ, how many times have I heard that) his asshatedness had been solidified. I certainly don't mind someone criticizing the film -- so long as they've seen it. It'd be like Elvis Mitchell reviewing a film based only on its trailer he'd seen on TV.
I'm a bit amazed by the Kim Campbell love. Up in Canada, she's a bit of a joke.
That's interesting. I've no knowledge of Canadian politics but just kind of figured after she made that impassioned and pretty dead-on point to Nader about how third-parties work for the people in Canada, that she was one smart cookie. I'll have to google her and see what the whole deal is.
I think Maher is an awesome host. He lets everyone speak and not get too nasty -- he even chastised the audience last night who reacted to Moore's eye rolling to Dreier by boo'ing the guy. Granted Dreier was a humorless asshat, but he did deserve to be heard.