“I’ll take Holocaust Denial for a thousand, Alex.”
Well, at least now we know who’ll play Saddam in the movie.
Maybe Mel fell off the wagon because he’s distraught over the war in Lebanon, which according to his cosmology fully fits the profile of a “Jew war.” Or maybe he’s upset because he can’t figure out how to blame the Jews for the disappearance of the Maya, the subject of his new movie, “Apocalypto.”
Don't mistake Mel's drunken anti-Jewish comments for some sort of marsupial anomaly. Mel may speak Aussie, but he was born a red-blooded American. He’s from Long Island, where I’m guessing he met one or two Jews. When he was 12 years old, his father Hutton Gibson, a reactionary Roman Catholic theologian, won an ark-load of shekels on Jeopardy – “I’ll take Holocaust Denial for a thousand, Alex.” – and moved his five sons down under so that they wouldn’t have to fight in Vietnam. Presumably, just another “Jew war.”
What this has to do with the NH presidential primary? Just that the current Middle East tragedy, which gets bloodier with every passing day, seems to be what snapped Mel’s braces. Yet still, the Republicans are humping Sec’y of State Condi Rice’s presidential potential in 2008. Recent polls say 69% find her an acceptable candidate, while 29% say they wouldn’t vote for her under any circumstances. She’s got a nice yin and yang going on there with W’s numbers. What brings them together is the ability to ambitiously take on more than they can handle, and then frack it all up with a smile. Evidently Condi’s drawing a lot of Bush support in these polls – people who are eager for four more years of the current travesty. And of course, people will keep going to Mel Gibson movies, too.