The Worldnetdaily, already home to Chuck Norris, Pat Boone and Victoria Jackson, is positively giddy over quasi-celebrity Rob Schneider coming out as a Republican. One of my Facebook friends asked who Rob Schneider was and I told them it was basically Joe Piscopo 2: Electric Boogaloo. And WND has been keeping a list:
Schneider isn’t alone among Hollywood stars who have leaned right politically.
Along with Ronald Reagan, there’s Clint Eastwood, Patricia Heaton, Morgan Brittany, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Angie Harmon, Bruce Willis, Heather Locklear, Shannon Dougherty, 50 Cent, Cheryl Ladd, Tom Selleck and Allen Covert.
And James Woods, Jon Voight, Jeff Foxworthy, Chuck Norris, Dennis Miller, Adam Baldwin, Kurt Russell, Nick Searcy, Kirk Cameron, Andy Garcia, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Silver, Ben Stein, Pat Boone, Mel Gibson, Adam Sandler, Scott Baio and Kathy Ireland.
And Shirley Temple, Dean Cain, Kevin Sorbo, Jessica Simpson, Jaclyn Smith, Gary Sinise, Dwight Schultz, Fred Grandy, Yakov Smirnoff, Drew Carey, Jamie Farr, Lou Ferrigno, Fess Parker and Sylvester Stallone.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next three years of Dancing With the “Stars” casts. 30 years ago, this would be a full season of the Love Boat (and Gopher — Fred Gandy — is already there). And I’m amused that they count Mel Gibson, who doesn’t just “lean right.” He’s a virulently anti-Semitic far-right Catholic bigot.