The nominees for the 2004 Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Awards were announced today. The Razzies give recognition each year to the worst achievements in film. This year, demostrating the power and reach of right-wing politics, the Bush cabinet picked up a number of nominations, even though they publically deny being in show business.
We, of course, know better.
President Bush and some of his advisers received worst-acting nominations for their appearances in news and archival footage in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," which assails Bush for his actions surrounding the September 11 attacks.
Bush was nominated for worst actor, while Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice got a nomination for worst supporting actress and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for worst supporting actor.
[Razzies founder John] Wilson said that while "Fahrenheit 9/11" was a piece of anti-Bush propaganda, the president and his associates earned their Razzie nominations on their own.
"It wasn't Mr. Moore's editing," Wilson said. "It's the raw footage of these people just making fools of themselves."
I'm certainly with Mr. Wilson in believing they need more recognition for that.