I know we have beaten the celebrity quotes to death; but since it’s a Saturday and we’ve been slow the last couple of days, I thought I would share.

Woody Allen has said, “It would be a disgrace and a humiliation if Barack Obama does not win.” I have not been able to get that out of my head; and I think I finally know why.

What would a self-absorbed, anxiety overcome, neurotic little boob like Woody Allen know about disgrace and humiliation? A lot. Isn’t it interesting how one’s place in the world affects how he sees outside threats? I’m using classic “it takes one to know one” reasoning, but it has really rung true lately. Seriously, I cannot imagine how Woody Allen could keep a straight face and evaluate the choices of others at all, but to use “disgrace” and “humiliation” is downright hilarious.

This is not an isolated observation. Whoopi Goldberg asked McCain if she should worry about becoming a slave again. She sees the threat as an ignorant racist. Again, projecting one’s own mental grid upon those who disagree. Sandra Bernhard included Sarah Palin in a class of “Uncle Women,” and specifically called her “turncoat b***h” and “whore.” Obviously, Bernhard’s concern is announcing that any woman who is not a bisexual, filthy, obscene, loudmouth pig must be a whore. Pam Anderson said she cannot stand Sarah Palin and that she can “suck it.” No commentary needed.

A friend once introduced me to the imperative, “Don’t judge others by yourself,” meaning, do not assume other people are afflicted with the same problems or motivations as you. It’s always been a good “gotcha” line.

How else do we project our own issues on those who disagree? I’m interested in what other quotes, commentary, or evaluations of the candidates (Republican or Democratic) illustrate this phenomenon. Share ’em if you got ’em.

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