**I'll say it again, she needed to be fired because she was too damn big to be doing a weightloss commercial
Hubby and I were talking about this Slim-fast thing and he asked what the heck was she doing on a weight-loss commercial anyway? She's not slim in any sense of the word!
I said that she HAD lost weight but that wasn't the POINT! She's a tax-paying citizen and has the RIGHT to express her opinion! He and I went round and round for a few moments and I gave up.
Like Xena said--they hired her because she was popular in the public eye and because a few pinheads decide to raise a ruckus to Slim-fast, it hit the fan.
The other night, Bush had said something about the "celebrities" thinking they are the heart and soul of America---but the people (that he was addressing when he said this) were the heart of America...dissing the celebrities.
*I* thought that was rather tacky.....as if he thought that anyone with celeb status was an airhead and didn't have any right to speak out on politics or their views. I didn't know why he said that (about the heart and soul of America,etc) but now I see it was part of the incident with the Whoopi activity we're talking about.