December 17, 2004
That was some event Tuesday night at the Kennedy center in Washington.
A bunch of aging Hollywood liberals gathered as part of an awards ceremony sponsored by the left-wing people for the American Way, an organization founded by TV producer Norman Lear more than 20 years ago to fight the so-called "Religious Right."
Chevy Chase, who became famous more than 30 years ago on Saturday Night Live, but hasn't had much success since, delivered a rant against President Bush that was loaded with profanities.
He made abundant use of the f-word in describing and criticizing the president.
To their credit, both Lear and P.A.W. President Ralph Neas distanced themselves from Chase's remarks, calling them "inappropriate and offensive."
This isn't the first time such a thing has happened.
Several months ago at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Whoopi Goldberg and other Hollywood types cursed the president's name as a democrat event in support of John Kerry, far from distancing himself, Kerry said those people represented the real America.
Think about this the next time someone says conservatives are out of the mainstream.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.