Just a few days out from the big midterm elections — which will determine whether we have two years of Pelosi and Waters-led investigations and impeachment attempts, or something approaching a functional-ish government — conservatives’ favorite game show host Pat Sajak offered some much-appreciated thoughts on celebrities and their penchant for telling others how to vote.
As the good folks over at Twitchy pointed out, Sajak took a jab at his fellow celebs over their misconceptions about how much people care or don’t care about their political views.
“One of the (many) odd conceits of celebrityhood is the notion that the ability to sing or tell jokes or portray other characters somehow qualifies one to tell others how to vote,” he wrote. “Not sure electricians or truckers or sales associates feel that way about themselves.”
While the first person to respond tried to make the comment about the rights of celebrities to speak, a vast majority of Sajak’s followers echoed his sentiments and thanked him for exhibiting some rare humility in Hollywood.
“They’re still citizens who have as much a right to express their opinions as you do (that whole First Amendment thing, you know),” said one incensed guy. “I don’t see anyone telling YOU to ‘shut up and host a game show.'”
“Yes, they are citizens too – very rich citizens whose opinions (for better or worse) carry further than the average joe due to their celebrity,” said somebody who apparently loves cats. “And, due to their wealth, do not often have to bear the same burden of citizens living in regular neighborhoods without walls or guards.”
“PERFECT explanation!! Thank you!” said another fan.
Sajak has made similar comments in the past, including following the horrific Las Vegas massacre last year. “OK, let me explain this again: We’re celebs. We’re wiser & more empathetic than you. We are famous. Please take our opinions more seriously,” he wrote.
Sajak’s recent tweets have touched on this much-needed humility in Hollywood and the culture at large in various ways.
“I don’t usually get involved in California’s ballot propositions, but I urge all Golden Staters to vote no on yes,” he wrote last week. “Thanks to selfies, every scenic view is now obscured by giant heads,” he said in another.
“The corrupt media have done it again! It’s my birthday, and it’s appalling that so many so-called ‘news’ outlets are reporting my age accurately!” read one tweet.
He also recently took a shot at pollsters. “Is there any greater waste of time, money and effort than political polling?” he asked. “All it really does is supply fodder for pundits. If polls are right, pollsters get to brag about it. If they’re wrong, they try to justify it. In the end, they mean nothing.”