Politicians Are Shitheads

Daniel Craig. Photo: Chrisa Hickey (CC)

Daniel Craig. Photo: Chrisa Hickey (CC)

So sayeth Daniel Craig, laying heavily into former British PM Tony Blair. Via Huffington Post:

James Bond star Daniel Craig has blamed Tony Blair for the rise of the celebrity obsessed “s**thead” politicians who cannot be trusted.

In an interview with Men’s Journal magazine, the actor said the former prime minister had been too keen to ingratiate himself with the rich and famous.

“Tony Blair started it much more than anybody’s ever done. ‘Go and have tea at 10 Downing Street’,” he said.

Blair was famed for inviting actors and musicians to No. 10 in the early years of his administration in an effort to bolster his ‘Cool Britannia’ image.

“The fact that a guy who’d been in a band, owned an electric guitar and has probably had a spliff was prime minister really meant something, after years of John Major and Margaret Thatcher. He might just be one of us,” Craig said. “In hindsight, it turned out he was just a politician like all the rest.”

“Politicians are s***heads. That’s how they become politicians, even the good ones,” he added. “We’re actors, we’re artists, we’re very nice to each other. They [politicians] will turn around and stab you in the back.”…

[continues at Huffington Post]

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14 Comments on "Politicians Are Shitheads"

  1. Anonymous | Dec 29, 2011 at 9:04 am |

    James Bond’s on meth.

  2. James Bond’s on meth.

  3. Who cares what actors think. Nice blue eyes though – *gush*

  4. DrDavidKelly | Dec 29, 2011 at 5:20 am |

    Who cares what actors think. Nice blue eyes though – *gush*

  5. That’s true but what does that make us, we put them in power.

    FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM
    OsiXs (Revolution 2.0)

  6. That’s true but what does that make us, we put them in power.

    FIGHT THE CAUSE – NOT THE SYMPTOM
    OsiXs (Revolution 2.0)

  7. Monkey See Monkey Do | Dec 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm |

    Actor’s and Artist’s nice to eachother…………I dont think so

  8. Monkey See Monkey Do | Dec 29, 2011 at 8:29 am |

    Actor’s and Artist’s nice to eachother…………I dont think so

  9. So, when Sean Connery gets his wish to make Scotland an independent nation, will Mr. Craig’s comment apply to the politicians there, too?

  10. So, when Sean Connery gets his wish to make Scotland an independent nation, will Mr. Craig’s comment apply to the politicians there, too?

  11. Anonymous | Dec 31, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

     Despite a majority of the comments I just read, he does have a good point. American politicians are just as bad, just look at Obama. Ever since he got into office, he’s been taking a lot of vacations and parading around like an air-headed celebrity. Really shows how the role of the president is now just a cultural icon, not a symbol of leadership anymore.

  12. Kruse1994 | Dec 31, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

     Despite a majority of the comments I just read, he does have a good point. American politicians are just as bad, just look at Obama. Ever since he got into office, he’s been taking a lot of vacations and parading around like an air-headed celebrity. Really shows how the role of the president is now just a cultural icon, not a symbol of leadership anymore.

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