Even Hollywood liberals were left reeling after Chevy Chase's potty-mouthed Bush-bashing Tuesday night at the Kennedy Center, where the actor hosted an awards ceremony staged by People for the American Way.Asshole.
The WASHINGTON POST on Thursday claims Chase unleashed a rant against President Bush that stunned the crowd.
He deployed the four-letter word that got Vice President Dick Cheney in hot water, using it as a noun. Chase called the prez a "dumb (expletive)." He also used it as an adjective, assuring the audience, "I'm no (expletive) clown either. ... This guy started a jihad."
Chase also said: "This guy in office is an uneducated, real lying schmuck ... and we still couldn't beat him with a bore like Kerry."
People for the American Way distanced itself Wednesday from the actor's rant.
Founder Norman Lear tells the paper: "I thought it was utterly untoward, obviously unexpected and unscripted and all that stuff. And, uh _ it was Chevy Chase. He'll live with it, I won't."
Why don't these people ever pull themselves up and say "Hey, I'm an actor. I should really think twice before I make use of my public platform to bash a government that is doing everything possible to keep me safe in the real world."
Chevy Chase everyone. The man whose last movie was National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation.