On the other hand, I find famous people deeply, deeply irritating. Chief among the problems with celebrities is their blinkered belief that their fame somehow confers upon them an authority about issues other than what they're famous for. (Though, let's be honest, it's probably for the best that nobody's asking Paris Hilton about her most famous skill set.) On that note, I give you Ms. Meat Dress herself:
Recording artist Lady Gaga will be the featured speaker at a Portland rally in support of repealing the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" law, which bars gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military.I am finding myself succumbing to Gaga's catchy little songs in the same way that a 2x4 eventually succumbs to a persistently-applied drill bit. That being said, I'm glad she's chosen to throw her lobster hat into this particular ring.
Lady Gaga, 24, who was performing at a concert in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, chose Portland because she views Maine's two Republican senators as being critical votes in the upcoming Senate vote to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," according to a rally organizer.
However, I'm skeptical that simply showing up in a city unaccustomed to the arrival of megawatt celebrities will do much. Since I can't actually be there, I wonder if she'll encourage her minions to actually pick up the phone, call the offices of Snowe and Collins and make a cogent statement. (Good luck getting through, on that note. It took me a couple of hours of repeated calling to get through the busy signal at Snowe's office.) Even that may not make a big difference, but it'll certainly help more than just wearing incendiary undergarments.