According to a memo I just received from Mother Cindy Sheehan, actor/director Mel Gibson is no longer welcome at Camp Casey or any Code Pink/Gold Star Family hootenannies. Gibson, who recently denounced the Bush junta as a bunch of fear-mongering Mayans, and just last weekend went on a drunken, anti-Semitic tirade, is suspected of being a devout Catholic.
Yes, Gibson’s primitive religious beliefs are common knowledge to anyone who doesn’t live in a tent - but it came as a complete shock to Mother Cindy, who can barely watch the TV news through her endless tears of grief. While she is grateful for his offer to speak at next month’s “Down with the Bush Neocon/PNAC Zionist Aggressor Agenda” clambake, she fears that it would damage the credibility of the peace movement to be associated with a follower of the second most evil and genocidal religion in the history of the world. She has therefore regretfully declined Gibson’s offer. Until such a time that he redeems himself by championing the cause of a convicted cop killer or fellating Hugo Chavez, Mother Cindy will also give Gibson's Camp Casey VIP Celebrity Suck Up Pass to someone who more accurately reflects the views of the organization. That’s bad news for Mad Max fans, but good news for fans of actor Gary Busey, who will dazzle the crowd above and beyond their peyote colonics by rambling incoherently for 20 minutes and repeatedly whacking himself in the face with a frying pan.
Mother Cindy assures me that Casey would approve.