Ed Driscoll

Unsafe At Any Beach

Regular readers of this Weblog know I’m no fan of Michael Moore’s agitprop movies, but this is at once both sad and silly:

Michael Moore is getting some tough love from Ralph Nader, the presidential candidate the portly polemicist supported four years ago. Nader recently told the Washington Post how he nags the director of “Fahrenheit 9/11” to diet: “I’ve been at him for years, saying, ‘You’ve got to lose weight.’ Now he’s doubled. Private exhortations aren’t working. It’s extremely serious. He’s over 300 pounds. He’s like a giant beach ball.”

Talk about being the ultimate nanny state candidate. I guess Nader’s message is “vote for me–whether I win or lose, I’ll keep nagging you!”