So, last week I noted that playwright David Mamet wrote an essay in '08, memorializing the fact that he had given up Liberalism, (Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal), and that he just released a book, also on the same note ("The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture"). Several colleagues 'pooh-poohed' the idea that his works would have any significance.... Wrong: if a David Mamet 'saw the light,' and was willing to stand up for conservatism amidst the monotheistic Hollywood-Broadway Liberal throngs, this will give some 'spine' to other artists! So, this story appeared today..... "Is Hollywood softening its opinion on Sarah Palin? Over the weekend, the former Alaska governor got a surprising show of support from actor Ashton Kutcher, who trashed the media for digging through thousands of emails Palin sent when she was in office. "As much as I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin I find sifting through her emails repulsive and over reaching media," Kutcher said on Twitter. The message was re-tweeted by his wife, actress Demi Moore, who added, "So agree!" In an interview with the Financial Times (and re-printed in Slate), Mamet, who announced during the 2008 election that he was no longer a "brain dead liberal," trashed President Obama, calling his record "abysmal." Asked whom he would prefer as president, Mamet was mum on every single GOP candidate named, except for Palin. "I am crazy about her," he confessed. "Would she make a good candidate for president? I don't know, but she seems to have succeeded at everything she puts her hand to." Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore defend Sarah Palin against media onslaught - Yahoo! News Wow, how things change...remember the posts in '08, when Ozymandias...er, I mean Obama, was elected...and we were witnessing the start of his thousand year reich? Percy Bysshe Shelley had a messge about Liberalism, as well: "Look on my works ye Mighty, and despair! No thing beside remains. Round the decay Of that Colossal Wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away. "