Eat me, Sarah Palin

Wednesday 31 Mar 10

Uggh.  Sometimes I think that the best thing to do about Sarah Palin is to ignore her.  And also I think that the best way to ensure Barack Obama has another four years in the White House and can maybe get round to some of the (even more) contentious issues he needs to fix in American society is for the Republicans to make Palin their Presidential candidate.  Even America isn't stupid enough to elect her, is it?

Anyway she has flogged a reality series about Alaska and its nature. The same Sarah Palin who escalated Alaska's war on wolves and offered a 150-dollar bounty for the severed front-forelegs of dead wolves. The same Sarah Palin who fought against increased protections for America's struggling polar bear populations. And the same Palin who fought against the increased protections for the dwindling Cook Inlet beluga whales. I'm troubled that Discovery Communications - known for their stunning wildlife-focused productions - would choose to embrace such a controversial and anti-wildlife person as Sarah Palin to represent Alaska and the wildlife that lives there. To sign a petition urging Discovery Communications to dump Palin click here

While we're on the subject! Did you know that Obama signed a Student Loan reform act yesterday? Here's a video with Jill Biden telling us about it. It's so great!!

Finally, Theater Offensive in Boston, a really amazing theatre company that educates and supports the LGBT community, is giving me their Keep The Faith award at their big ClimActs fundraiser this year on April 27th.   Click on the little box to the right and find out more about this great organisation, and tell anyone you know in Boston to go along and support them.

Here is the random video of the day. This is me on a talk show in the UK in 1997 promoting Spiceworld. It's worth watching to see me eating whilst being interviewed, and also as a joke I told them that my friend Sue's cat had died. This was true, except it had died about twenty years before, but my friend Andrew and I joked with Sue about the death of her cat constantly.