Victoria Jackson to Make Triumphant Return to Public Insanity
Busy as we've all been with the Oscars and Olympics and film festivals and digging out of Lost and what feels a zillion other pop-culture phenomena, a tiny, nagging vacuum in America's soul has never really left the fore at Movieline HQ. Which may explain why it felt so exhilarating, even miraculous this morning to wake up to the news that an old friend is coming back -- and she hasn't changed a bit.
After hitting her intellectual peak last summer and then threatening last fall to quit politics entirely, Victoria Jackson has been selective at best about her engagement with the conservative establishment she so cherishes. (There was that time she compared Rahm Emanuel to the devil, but feel free to sniff at such comparatively weak sauce.) But now Movieline has received a statement about Jackson hitting the road with the Tea Party Express, which gets underway March 27 in Sen. Harry Reid's hometown of Searchlight, Nev., and oh boy should this be good:
"I am honored to do anything for the Tea Party Movement.
"I attended the first tea party Los Angeles had and brought my Webster's Dictionary to show people the difference between Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism. I never miss a Tea Party I can attend. I am a beginner political activist. Holding signs and calling Congress is all new to me, but I now have Congress on speed dial.
"I took my FREEDOM for granted until 2008 when my government began to take my freedom away. I am not alone. With the help of God we will take our country back and it will be the Constitutional Bastion of Liberty that our Forefathers intended it to be."
Exactly. And you know what this means, right? Get ready to sing along to "A Communist Is Living in the White House"! Rock!