anyone been following this? essentially some principal somewhere showed this bizarre Obama "I pledge" video to the entire school, and predictably, some parents on the right side of the aisle flipped out...even the principal said she knew when she was showing it, that she wished she had seen it first... the flap is that this was a thinly veiled Obama/agenda video masquerading as simply a public service pledge... i had not seen the video, but when i did, it really did reek of agenda. I think, rightly, if Bush had engineered a video like this that was shown to school kids, those on the left side of the aisle would have flipped out too, and rightly so. for those who have not seen the video, i have linked to it below: I think what makes it so creepy, is not just the inclusion of C & D-Listers, and Obama devotees, but the genuine hypocrisy of many of the folks involved... if it was just about being good and nice and working hard and helping etc. it would not be particularly bad, but when it veers into issues, it is crossing the line (not to mention, not really believable) there are alot of nice important issues and genuine heartfelt expressions stated, but some of it is pure politics. when you see some of the folks in this particular video, talking about "responsiblity", etc. and then look at each particular person, it is rather absurd...not just the video, which is a tad creepy (ashton kutcher? ) but each person and many of their hypocrises, total irresponsibility and lack of actual beliefs in what they are espousing...let us examine: some of the "stars" included: ( i do not know them all) (i also am not castigating the behaviors of these folks, in terms of drugs and alcohol, i am simply pointing out that responsibility does not go hand in hand with crime and addiction) Eva Mendes - alcoholic and who knows what other addict Cameron Diaz - caught smoking dope in public, bondage pics Demi Moore - former coke addict. Courtney Cox and her boyfriend, whoever he is - Dakota Fanning - Eva Longoria - Jaime Pressly - Nicole Richie - possessing heroin while driving, DUI, driving the *WRONG* way on a highway after taking vicodin and reefer... Ashlee Simpson - can't even take responsibility for lip-synching one of those badly dressed twin brothers who are in a band - Lucy Liu - Alyssa Milano - Michael Strahan - Ashton Kutcher - general knucklehead one of the guys from Entourage - the assistant from Entourage - Anthony Kiedis - former heroin and heroin addict Jason Bateman - Jenna Elfman - scientologist...nuff said a pretty girl, i am not sure who she is - Punky Brewster - Gina Gershon - Rumer Willis??? - oh, please Tom Hanks wife - Laura Linney - Puff Daddy,Diddy, Puffy, P Diddy, whatever - talking about energy conservation while flying private jets and owning escalades...not to mention his criminal history Kate Beckinsale (I think?) - she is not an american citizen, is she? Julia Ormond - she is definitely not an american citizen, is she? that weird little Hayne Pantera person - Aaron Eckhart - Robin Wright Penn - Marisa Tomeii - i do not know about you, but i found this video to be really creepy... i mean, seriously...could you imagine a video discussing responsibility/etc. where Britney Spears, Jon Voight, Bo Derek, Robert Duvall Charlton Heston, Ron Silver, Arnold Schwazenegger, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Simpson, Shannon Doherty, Gary Sinise, Mel Gibson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chuck Norris, Heather Locklear, Kelsey Grammer, James Caan, Dean Cain, Lacy Chabert, Jon Cryer, Lorenzo Lamas, Kevin Sorbo and Stephen Baldwin all said "I pledge to serve our president" (and then Arnold Schwarzenegger kissed his biceps and says I pledge allegiance to George W. Bush) YouTube - I Pledge!