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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:44 pm

Well, she’s already pretending to be a political commentator on Air America:

Writer-actress Janeane Garofalo (“The Truth About Cats & Dogs,” radio’s Air America) will guest-star over an arc of three episodes in NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “The West Wing” (Sundays, 8-9 p.m. ET this Fall) as a successful but controversial media strategist who is hired by Democratic Congressman Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) as the new director of communications for his intense presidential campaign.

I encourage whoever is the next Democrat nominee to employ Garofalo in exactly this role.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/18/2005 at 11:11 AM
    1. B-b-but… what about her radio show? Does she know something we don’t?

      I’m glad that headline says “Adds Bite” instead of just “Bites.”

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2005 08 18 at 12:33 PM • permalink


    1. I encourage whoever is the next Democrat nominee to employ Garofalo in exactly this role.

      Along with her trademark costume of art school spectacles, baggy sweatpants, non-descript sweatshirt (what’s she trying to hide, anyway?) as well as the soft focus enhancers of tangled hair and a where’s-my-Retin-A-oh-I-tossed-it-out-along-with-my-Maybelline face. The whole ensemble just screams: “Vote for MY candidate—or I’ll kill you with my Medusa rays.”

      Posted by tongueboy on 2005 08 18 at 01:07 PM • permalink


    1. Well, she just doesn’t want to be taken as another pretty face, like Susan Estrich or Cindy Sheehan.  She wants to be valued for her opinions. much like Michael Moore or David Duke (now linked for Sheehan) are.

      And, let’s face it, much like some people have faces made for radio, Garofalo and Randi Rhodes and Al Franken have voices made for mime.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2005 08 18 at 02:03 PM • permalink


    1. She’s the poster child of my generation. Her, and Kurt Cobain. God, we suck.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2005 08 18 at 02:07 PM • permalink


    1. Aah, Janeane Garofalo.  Proof of how quickly and easily you can alienate your audience, if you just put a little effort into it.

      Posted by jic on 2005 08 18 at 02:41 PM • permalink


    1. ”…voices made for mime.” Beautiful!

      Now that we know that Air America is run by crooks embezzling money from charitable and federal grant sources, will the fascistic looney left just STFU, s’il vous plait?

      Maybe we RWDBs, every time some moonbat opens his yap to parrot the lie of “It’s all about oooooil” should reply “The anti-Bush side is all about stealing.”

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2005 08 18 at 03:47 PM • permalink


    1. “successful but controversial media specialist?”

      That’s gonna be quite the stretch. I mean, have you *seen* Air Ameritards ratings?

      Posted by bovious on 2005 08 18 at 05:08 PM • permalink


    1. I always thought she was kind of hot. Political idiocy dosn’t automatically make someone ugly you know. I dunno what she looks like these days but on the Larry Sanders show she was cute.

      And I love the West Wing because it’s so funny. Every time I watch it I think “the people who write this spend every day of their worthless lives roasing over the slow fire of a republican presidency, basting in the stinking fat of their own bitterness”. HAW! It was proved by O’Donnell’s shouting, bug-eyed fit at the Swift boats guy on MSNBC. Now THAT was classic television!

      Posted by Amos on 2005 08 18 at 05:28 PM • permalink


    1. Her interview with Sean Hannity some time ago on her political views revealed what a kook she really is.

      Like most on Air Sham-erica, she argues the tired worn-out cliches about the moral turpitude of the conservatives and Bush in particular, whilst herself being a living embodiment of the worst archetype of degradation the vapid Hollywood liberals can muster.

      It must kill her to pocket all that grubby capitalist cash.

      Whose next out of the Aaron Sorkin coke-box for a spot on the WW…Alec Baldwin?

      Posted by Jay Santos on 2005 08 18 at 06:47 PM • permalink


    1. I did used to think she was hot.  In fact, to a certain extent, I still do.  It’s just that she has managed to go from ‘cute, funny actress, who happens to be a lefty (which is all but compulsory in Hollywood, anyway)’, to ‘bitter, twisted, anti-American woman-troll’.  She thinks people have stopped liking her because of her politics, but we all knew about her politics from the begining (she was one of Michael Moore’s sidekicks, for god’s sake).  We just can’t bring ourselves to like who she is now.

      Posted by jic on 2005 08 18 at 07:23 PM • permalink


    1. I dare say that bitter, constantly whinging women who never smile just aren’t very attractive. I used to like her, but she’s simply an ugly person nowadays. And I don’t mean her physical appearance.

      (It’s moments like this when I find I’m still not a battle-hardened RWDB. I actually still hope Garofalo comes to her senses; she really was a pretty good comedian, and it’s a shame that it’s all gone to hell now.)

      Posted by PW on 2005 08 18 at 08:19 PM • permalink


    1. Perhaps she’ll now pretend to be funny or pretend to have any talent. She won’t be pretending to be beautiful though, NOBODY is that good of an actor.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2005 08 18 at 08:40 PM • permalink


    1. She was good in Team America though.

      Posted by Francis H on 2005 08 18 at 09:15 PM • permalink


    1. Janeane Who?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 08 18 at 09:21 PM • permalink


    1. Ask her if she gets paid out of the crippled kids’ money or the Alzheimer patients’ money?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 08 18 at 10:04 PM • permalink


    1. Garolfalo, the second biggest reason that Bush was re-elected. The first, as we all know, was Michael Moore.

      Let’s not forget, btw, that part of her fake costume that said, ‘Hey, I’m fuckin’ serious, godddamit! I know my shit,’ was a manila folder and a pencil. She never ever opened the folder nor did she write anything down. These tools of the serious person she needs to be taken as just stayed in her tiny leprechaun hands like a nuclear threat – I may open this, then watch out. My nearly microscopic finger paintings speak the truth.

      Posted by ekw on 2005 08 18 at 10:17 PM • permalink


    1. Why should she care?  The crippled kids can’t catch her, and the Alzheimer patients don’t remember that the money’s missing.  And anyway, the money goes to a much more noble cause:  providing left-wing talk radio to an almost nonexistent market.

      Posted by jic on 2005 08 18 at 10:18 PM • permalink


    1. Whose next out of the Aaron Sorkin coke-box for a spot on the WW…Alec Baldwin?

      Nah, he’s “worthress”.

      Posted by Andjam on 2005 08 18 at 10:58 PM • permalink


    1. #17 – It’s The Truth About Cats and Dogs…

      — Nora

      Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2005 08 19 at 08:20 AM • permalink


    1. Come on, Democrats don’t get elected in real life anymore, so can’t we let them have their fictional shows?

      Posted by Quentin George on 2005 08 20 at 12:37 AM • permalink


    1. “I’m not a media strategist, but I played one on tv.”—Janeane Garofolo


      Posted by scott crawford on 2005 08 20 at 09:15 AM • permalink


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