Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Even if he gives liberty-lovin' folk a bad name...

Just keep sticking it to politicians, and we'll be alright...

From the New York Daily News (notice we don't get any direct quotes, but plenty of disdain for the "uncouthness" of it all).

"Bill Maher has made another stab at career suicide.

The Bush-bashing comic stunned some of Hollywood's most powerful liberals by joking about Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions at a benefit honoring Sen. Hillary Clinton.

New York's junior Senator was accepting an Oceana Partners award in Los Angeles last Wednesday for her work on environmental issues. Maher emceed the event, which also honored marine explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau, as well as Ron Howard and his Imagine partner, Brian Glazer.

Among the unamused in the audience were Oceana board member Ted Danson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kiefer Sutherland, Diane Lane, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst, Norman Lear and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

'Maher began bringing up Bill Clinton's blow jobs - with Hillary sitting right there in front of him eating her chicken,' says a witness. 'It was just cruel. Ted Danson's wife, Mary Steenburgen, is a longtime friend of the senator's. I can't believe they approved of this.'

The former President, although not there, was listed as a co-chairman of the event, which raised $600,000.

Maher also took a shot at Cousteau - sniping: 'That must feel great, getting a one-quarter standing ovation.' Cousteau walked out of the building shortly afterward.

ABC canceled Maher's show. 'Politically Incorrect' after controversial remarks about the 9/11 terrorists. He now has a show on HBO.

Reps for Danson and Clinton had no comment."

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