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Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School'
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Posted on 11/16/2013 2:34:03 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/16/2013 - 2:48pm

As NewsBusters reported, former Florida governor Jeb Bush pounded public school activist Matt Damon in August for putting his kids in private school.

Damon gave CNN's Jake Tapper a rather lame excuse for this in an online segment of their interview Friday while claiming, "I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Does that just come with the territory? I mean, I know actors can be, you know, used to criticism when it comes to your talents or cast in a movie. But when it comes to activism and ideas, it might be different.

MATT DAMON: Yeah, yeah, no, I think I…

TAPPER: Well, people said, “Well, you send your kids to private school. Why are you even involved in this?”

DAMON: Well, because I, you know, because I want the public schools to, if they were, if they went back to, if I could find my, the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find. And that’s why I send my kids to private school. I wish I didn't have to, it’s expensive, and I also want my kids to be part of a, you know, their local community, you know, and not have to commute to somewhere else to go to school.

And that’s likely why most people send their kids to private schools: because the quality of public schools in most areas is so poor.

As such, Damon was perfectly illustrating the liberal credo of “Do As I Say, NOT As I Do!”

But there was more:

TAPPER: I don’t mean to bear down on your kids, I just…

DAMON: No, no, no, no, because that was a criticism, I think it was Jeb Bush who tweeted that, and then retracted it pretty quickly. Although I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school, but that’s another story. But, but no, I…

TAPPER: You might have to eat your shoe. I’m sure.

DAMON: Really? Maybe I will. Billy Bush, maybe he’ll call me up, “Man, I went to public school.”

Heck with Billy Bush.

The Miami Herald reported in 2002 that Jeb Bush initially attended the public Grady Elementary School in Houston before mother Barbara enrolled him in the private Kincaid School closer to where they lived.

Brother George W. attended public schools in Midland, Texas - Sam Houston Elementary and San Jacinto Junior High - before being enrolled at Kincaid when the family moved to Houston.

As such, would you like some salt for that shoe, Mr. Damon?

*****Update: Tweep @bzaz points out that George W's kids Jenna and Barbara both attended public schools - Preston Hollow Elementary in Dallas and Austin High School in Austin - and Jenna a few years after graduating college worked as a teacher's aide at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington D.C.

(HT Twitchy)


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Well help yourself........
1 posted on 11/16/2013 2:34:03 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Why does anyone give a rat’s rear end what that hypocrite Matt Damon has to say?


2 posted on 11/16/2013 2:35:46 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Sub-Driver

His kids go to the best private schools, so what’s it to him.


3 posted on 11/16/2013 2:36:50 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Sub-Driver

D’uh wnat a dufus. Laura Bush. The Doc Martens make a tasty meal.


4 posted on 11/16/2013 2:37:29 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, let's see. GW was in one when notified about 9/11. Literacy was Laura's gig, so I'm sure she made many visits. I don't think Bush was perfect, far from it, but at least if you want to criticize him/them, do so for some legitimate reason.

Besides, if either of the Won's went, it was just to steal the kids food and boss them around, and if Bubba ever went, he was just trying to get a peek in the girls locker room.

5 posted on 11/16/2013 2:37:37 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Damon’s shoes are probably made of foie gras and caviar


6 posted on 11/16/2013 2:37:53 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Matt: How’s that Obama working out for you?

BWA HA HA HA!

Matt Damon: Political credibility = ZERO.


7 posted on 11/16/2013 2:38:11 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Sub-Driver

” TAPPER: Well, people said, “Well, you send your kids to private school. Why are you even involved in this?”

DAMON: Well, because I, you know, because I want the public schools to, if they were, if they went back to,”
**

Well there you go with Right Club Rule #4: liberals are so full of sh*t, they lie to hide their hypocrisy.


8 posted on 11/16/2013 2:39:14 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Sub-Driver
DAMON: Well, because I, you know, because I want the public schools to, if they were, if they went back to, if I could find my, the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find. And that’s why I send my kids to private school. I wish I didn't have to, it’s expensive, and I also want my kids to be part of a, you know, their local community, you know, and not have to commute to somewhere else to go to school.

Sounds like the moron could do with some classroom time himself.

9 posted on 11/16/2013 2:39:23 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hmmm...not that it matters, but wasn't W at a public school when 911 happened?

Matt Damon needs to grow up.

10 posted on 11/16/2013 2:39:53 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Sub-Driver
You want fries with that?

G.W. was in a public school on 9/11/2001 -- and is still catching hell for not paying attention.

11 posted on 11/16/2013 2:41:03 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone know how to get a hold of Damon:
GW Bush: Sam Houston Elementary School in Midland, Texas
Jeb Bush: Grady Elementary School in Houston


12 posted on 11/16/2013 2:41:16 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Sub-Driver

Agreed. Don’t like Damon but don’t care for Jeb either.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 2:41:40 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Sub-Driver

Where was Dubya on 9/11 again?...


14 posted on 11/16/2013 2:42:27 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jenna Bush and Barbara Bush Jnr attended Austin High School. Chow down on your Nikes Damon.


15 posted on 11/16/2013 2:43:27 PM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: svcw

The Bush twins went to public high school in Austin.


16 posted on 11/16/2013 2:43:36 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver
Speaking of education, Presidents Bush the elder and Dubya both completed college (Yalies both), and Dubya completed a grad degree at Harvard Bus.

By comparison, Mister Damon is a college dropout.

(Perhaps a very jealous college dropout, n'est ce pas?)

.

17 posted on 11/16/2013 2:43:37 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

I believe all of Obama’s American primary and secondary school experience was at Punalau, a very expensive private school.


18 posted on 11/16/2013 2:44:09 PM PST by magellan
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To: Sub-Driver
'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School'

Hey Matt!

Wasn't GWB with middle school kids on the day 911 happened?

19 posted on 11/16/2013 2:44:24 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ("The government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends


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20 posted on 11/16/2013 2:44:36 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Fzob
"Why does anyone give a rat's rear end what that hypocrite Matt Damon has to say?"

Why does anyone give a rat's rear end what that RINO Jeb Bush has to say?

Leni

21 posted on 11/16/2013 2:44:55 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Sub-Driver

22 posted on 11/16/2013 2:45:00 PM PST by EEGator
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To: jimbo123

and how did they turn out?

lol


23 posted on 11/16/2013 2:45:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sub-Driver

IIRC GW Bush was reading a book to public school children in a Florida Public School at the time of the 9-11 attack.


24 posted on 11/16/2013 2:45:14 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Still Thinking

Have some compassion. He wasn’t reading from a script. Like Sean Penn. Actors need a script to be able to speak coherently.


25 posted on 11/16/2013 2:45:21 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A) Matt Damon has his kids in private school

B) Hard to believe Bush during his tenure never set foot inside a public school.


26 posted on 11/16/2013 2:45:26 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: jimbo123

So Matty boy is going to be really surprised eating those shoes.


27 posted on 11/16/2013 2:45:54 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Sub-Driver

I am not particularly a Bush fan. But just why would anyone even care where the Bush crowd went to school?? It’s no one’s business.


28 posted on 11/16/2013 2:46:02 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: Sub-Driver
so he is a connoisseur of fine shoes for the tasting, who knew
29 posted on 11/16/2013 2:46:24 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Sub-Driver.
As NewsBusters reported, former Florida governor Jeb Bush pounded public school activist Matt Damon in August for putting his kids in private school. Damon gave CNN's Jake Tapper a rather lame excuse for this in an online segment of their interview Friday while claiming, "I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school"
I liked how Tapper didn't let him off the hook, and the transcript shows a limolib lamebrain even less coherent without a script than his hero Zero.


30 posted on 11/16/2013 2:46:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: PapaNew

“Hmmm...not that it matters, but wasn’t W at a public school when 911 happened?”

Yes. And leftists are still nagging about it.


31 posted on 11/16/2013 2:47:02 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: Still Thinking

I guess he wants better for his kids than he obviously received. He doesn’t sound very well spoken.


32 posted on 11/16/2013 2:47:15 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: ReformationFan
Agreed. Don’t like Damon but don’t care for Jeb either.

I don't care for the Bushes neither, but you have to identify when they attack the Bushes as a means of attacking ALL conservatives, whether or not the Bushes are conservative isn't the point.....Libtards, like Damon do see them as Conservative.

33 posted on 11/16/2013 2:47:48 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: JudyinCanada

does he wear meat shoes?


34 posted on 11/16/2013 2:48:08 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sub-Driver
the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find

Liberals are really to stupid to understand the very words they say. It is specifically because of the policies instituted by liberals like Mr. Damon that our schools are not like the ones he attended.

35 posted on 11/16/2013 2:49:23 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: redfreedom

Matt was unable to read the memo saying that it was time to move off the Bush family and onto Palin and Cruz.


36 posted on 11/16/2013 2:49:28 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Sub-Driver
I think Matt did too many underwater scenes in Bourne Supremacy.
37 posted on 11/16/2013 2:49:51 PM PST by jetson
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s from Cambridge-—that says it all

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38 posted on 11/16/2013 2:50:21 PM PST by Mears
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To: Sub-Driver
the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find.

Bingo. That's why people send their kids to private schools. Because the public schools they went to themselves have been ruined by years of liberalism.

39 posted on 11/16/2013 2:50:31 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Sub-Driver
Matt Damon and Tom Cruise should get a room. I am sooooo tired of these nitwit Hollywood bigmouths.
40 posted on 11/16/2013 2:50:57 PM PST by 4yearlurker (Some poeple say that experts agree!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bet it wouldn’t make a bit of difference to him if Ted Cruz did. Only Marxits can speak to any issues with credibility according to libs.

Pray America is Waking Up


41 posted on 11/16/2013 2:52:21 PM PST by bray (Delay Obamacare)
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To: Sub-Driver


These are probably not his size, but they ARE made of chocolate.
42 posted on 11/16/2013 2:54:27 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow, he's just so far out and cool... Truly Matt, you have an IQ of 50 and a self-importance quotient of 150.
43 posted on 11/16/2013 2:54:42 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Life is hard, but it’s harder when you’re stupid.” John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver
...the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find. And that’s why I send my kids to private school

Right...Matt...we believe you...

44 posted on 11/16/2013 2:54:42 PM PST by Popman
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To: MUDDOG

Idiot can’t walk the talk.

Maybe his boyfriend’s moving into Christianity’s messing with his mind.


45 posted on 11/16/2013 2:55:29 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SkyDancer

So THAT’S the problem — The Won is actually an actor!


46 posted on 11/16/2013 2:56:46 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: dfwgator

I understand. Like when Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn whined and moaned about Rudy Giuliani when he actually loved abortions and homosexuality as much as they did.


47 posted on 11/16/2013 2:57:02 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Sub-Driver

It does not concern me what a Hollywood queer says.


48 posted on 11/16/2013 2:57:42 PM PST by sport
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To: ReformationFan

That goes for Palin as well. Whether or not, you like her, understand that liberals use her as a proxy for all conservatives in general.


49 posted on 11/16/2013 2:58:20 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: Sub-Driver

50 posted on 11/16/2013 2:59:29 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. This is not the post you are looking for ....move along now....)
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