From Little Green Footballs comes this gem. Gere got up with two associates, one a cleric who praises suicide bombers and vows to destroy Israel.
Peace activist/actor Richard Gere has appointed himself spokesman for the entire world, and in that capacity he’s urging Palestinians to get out the vote: Actor Richard Gere, ‘speaking for the entire world,’ urges Palestinians to vote.
A pro-peace group is hoping that a potent mix of Hollywood glamour and religion will motivate Palestinians to vote in next week’s presidential elections — and their star attraction is actor Richard Gere. …
Gere, together with an Islamic cleric and a Greek Orthodox Church official, recorded a public service announcement calling on the Palestinians to vote in the Jan. 9 election to replace Yasser Arafat.
“Hi, I’m Richard Gere and I’m speaking for the entire world. We’re with you during this election time. It’s really important: Get out and vote,” Gere said, according to a transcript of the announcement obtained by The Associated Press.
Gere ended the 80-second announcement produced by the pro-peace group, “One Voice,” with an appeal in Arabic: “Take part in the elections.”