Drudge links to this story, which makes no sense:
Actor Richard Gere has recorded a TV commercial urging Palestinians to vote in their election Sunday.
In a transcript obtained by The Associated Press, he said: “Hi, I’m Richard Gere, and I’m speaking for the entire world. We’re with you during this election time. It’s really important: Get out and vote.”
Appearing with Gere in the spot are the head of the Islamic court in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the spokesman for the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem.
The spot is apparently an attempt to use both glamour and religion to get Palestinians to the polls. It will air soon. It’s unclear what kind of sway Gere may have with Palestinians. One man who appeared with him in the spot said he’d never heard of Gere.
I really have a hard time believing that a great number of Palestinians will know who Richard Gere is, let alone be persuaded by him. The article references attempts to use ‘glamour and religion’ to get out the vote. I guess Gere falls under the glamour category, since the article doesn’t even mention that he is a Buddhist. Not that the Palestinians will know or care anyway.
Sharp as a Marble
There is a Gerbil related joke here somewhere, I’ve just not located it.
Everyone knows who Richard Gere is.
I’m sure at least pirated versions are popular in Paletine – and probably there are movies theaters as well.
It’s not as if poor countries don’t have TV or theaters, dude.
Why are you sure about what’s popular for and among Palestinians living in Israel?
so what if they have the medium available for viewing… how do you know that…?
forget it. I’m not finishing the question. It’s just too obvious and too stupid.