Ed Driscoll


FORD IN MOUTH DISEASE: While I was waiting to get my hair cut last week, I read a fawning profile of Harrison Ford in this month’s Biography magazine, which accompanies A&E’s cable show (which now has its own spin-off channel as well). Why is Ford on the cover this month? Because he has a new movie to promote, of course. (Hollywood Homicide–he’s very good in it, but the film itself is a mess. My wife and I saw it this past weekend.)

The Biography article unfortunately isn’t online, but there was a paragraph in it that stood out like a sore thumb. I’m paraphrasing, but this is pretty close: “Ford, a committed environmental activist, says, ‘the current administration has done nothing for the environment. On a scale of one to ten, I’d give them a one.'”

Great Harrison–alienate half your audience. Actually, probably more, as the Chomsky-smoking crowd considers itself waaay too hip and ironic to bother with films as bourgeois as the Indiana Jones and Star Wars movies, or the Tom Clancy films, where your box office clout was made.

In the meantime, I’d love to know what Ford would say to this recent post by Dr. Weevil, on an environmental clean-up that Bush will never receive credit for.