Susan Sarandon will headline an anti-war TV commercial that will air just before Geo. Bush's State of the Union Address tonight. The spot has been produced by True Majority, a protest group created by Ben of the union-busting Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The ad's main message? A rather feckless "Let the inspections work."
I saw a good chunk of the spot on a morning yak show and was left wondering: Over the years, what's been the most effective use of celebrities for specific political purposes (not counting Ed Asner's brilliant double-agent antics as a vocal supporter of the Sandinistas, thereby earning Ortega and crew the undying enmity of the American public and quite possibly the world)?