People my age will remember with lecherous fondness the French actress, Ms. Brigitte Bardot. She was, in those times, for us young men, the epitome of a sexpot!
Bardot has always been feisty, has always gone her own way and never hesitated to speak her mind. Sometimes that has gotten her into trouble. Some have said that she's a bigot. Or was. Maybe.
But she hasn't mellowed much over the years.
Bardot, regally pissed when confonted by the monumental ignorance that is Sarah Palin, wrote the Alaska governor an "open" letter which went like this:
"I hope you lose these elections because that would be a victory for the world. By denying the responsibility of man in global warming, by advocating gun rights and making statements that are disconcertingly stupid, you are a disgrace to women and you alone represent a terrible threat, a true environmental catastrophe."
Aidan Maconachy notes that Bardot is an animal rights activist and is angry "by Palin's emphasis on oil exploration at the expense of polar bear habitat.
"In a final shot, Bardot picked up on Palin's self-reference as a 'pitbull wearing lipstick.' She implored the governor to refrain from comparing herself with dogs.
"I know them well and I can assure you that no pitbull, no dog, nor any other animal is as dangerous as you are."
We say, well said.