Mel Gibson defends Obama: “He got left a mess”

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I was fully prepared to read a classic, crazy Mel Gibson screed when I clicked on the Fox News story called “Mel Gibson: Obama Doesn’t Have What It Takes to ‘Fix’ America”. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to read a short, thoughtful analysis of the problems facing this country from a man who will go down in history as Mr. Sugart-ts McJew-Hater. Shocking! Actually, not so much. It seems like part of Mel’s current image redo is a change in politics, or at least getting Mel to voice a more pragmatic, less arch-conservative political message. He mentioned in an interview with Hello Magazine that “People think that I’m a Republican conservative type, and I’m not.” And in an interview with The Daily Mail, Mel pontificated about a utopian society that would resemble something like communism. It was intense. Anyway, in this interview, Mel actually sounds… sane!

Never one to shy away from voicing his opinion, actor Mel Gibson has declared that he doesn’t believe President Obama has the means necessary to “fix” the United States.

“[Obama] is a man with an impossible task on his hands,” Gibson told Pop Tarts at the Hollywood premiere of his latest drama thriller “Edge of Darkness” on Tuesday night.

“He got left a mess and I wish him all the best but I don’t think he’s going to fix it in five minutes and probably not in his entire tenure.”

Gibson’s thoughts come as no surprise, as his new film explores the dark side of politics. He stars as homicide detective Thomas Craven, who is embroiled in an investigation into the murder of his activist daughter. In the process, Craven uncovers a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

“It picks the scab off the governmental, corporate paranoia – the under the table workings that happen,” Gibson explained. “I think we’ve lost our naiveté, I don’t think we have any pretension that what most of our leaders are doing is leading us to the slaughterhouse.”

And with all the headline news Gibson has made over the past few years with various trials and tribulations in his personal life, it is hard to believe it has been seven years since he actually took on a major film role, the last being “Signs” in 2002.

“I just wanted to come back and that was just the best piece of material that crossed my hands” he said.

And although the controversial actor has a reputation in the industry for being an on-set prankster, he got a taste of his own medicine this time around while working with fellow Australian, Bojana Novakovic, who played his daughter.

“I pranked him, I pretended that I was a seamstress on the first day and I went up to him as the seamstress until he realized who I was,” Novakovic said. “He was still very nice to me [as] the seamstress, but I wanted him to play a prank on me after that but he never did. I think it might be coming. He said ‘watch your back’ and it comes when you least expect it so I was watching my back the entire shoot.”

[From Fox News Pop Tarts]

You know what’s really shocking? This Edge of Darkness film isn’t getting terrible reviews. Most people are noting that it’s a pretty standard issue revenge flick with lots of blood and violence, but many reviewers are praising Mel for a solid return after seven years without acting. Could it be that we’ve missed him? Here’s part of Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with Mel on January 27, 2010:

Mel Gibson at ‘The Edge of Darkness’ premiere on January 26, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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EDGE OF DARKNESS MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD. LOS ANGELE

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  1. Phowie says:

    Robin Gibson consoles Oksana: “She got left a mess”

  2. Sumodo says:

    Mel would know about messes, right?

  3. Dorothy says:

    WILL NOT SEE IT!

  4. lizzieb says:

    I like to stage my own “personal boycott” against certain things. I know it won’t make a real difference, but it makes me feel better. Mel Gibson is one of my boycotts, will NOT be seeing this movie.

  5. FAIL says:

    lmao @ boycotting Mel Gibson. Oh stfu already.

  6. Orangejulius says:

    The sun, the cigarettes, the booze have not been kind to him.

  7. Maddie says:

    I too will boycott him….. every time I see the trailer for his new movie, and that one line he says (about his daughter) I laugh to myself and say yeah and you couldn’t even keep in your pants.

    Lying cheating bigot alcoholic fool is was comes to my mind when I think of messes, hey that describes you Mel.

  8. lucy2 says:

    Mel may be a good actor, this movie may be decent, and he may be trying to repair his image, but sorry, I will probably always see him as a jerk.

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    meh…didn’t look like that good of a movie to me. looked kind of cliched and formulaic, so I would have passed anyway…

    …but I’m with the boycotters on here. I’ll probably never pay to see one of his movies ever again. hell, I can’t even watch his old ones when they come on TV.

    All I can think of is “sugar-tits”, “I own Malibu” and his slurs against Jews.

  10. Jeri says:

    Besides his behaviorial problems – the hair plugs were put too low on his forehead – he’d look a lot better with them back an inch.

  11. wow says:

    He’s right on this one. Pres. Obama can not fix an 8 year mess that was left for him in one year, let alone four.

    I’ll see Mel’s movie if it looks interesting enough.

  12. Neelyo says:

    On the positive side, he hasn’t had any plastic surgery (plugs don’t count, do they?).

  13. Serenity says:

    President Obama cannot fix the mess because he’s incompetent.

  14. hatsumomo says:

    I’ll prolly go see it (i think i stated this earlier) because we just like the movies Gibson puts out. It does make for a good time.

    And in regards to to the address, I didn’t mention it because I hate discussing politics on a gossip site, but I though it was pretty funny when the President was giving his address and stated ‘if anyone ahs a better solution than the one I gave, let me hear it’. I just about rolled off my chair laughing. You see, a few days before, we were at my man’s parents having dinner and for some reason his dad just started going off on Obama (both of my man’s parents are successful realtors and are a little put out when the economy tanked and they aren’t making the money they’re used to) and by then I had 3 glasses of wine and feeling gutsy, cut him off and told him ‘if you have a better idea then why dont you email the president and tell him?’. It was pretty hilarious. And I have every intention of taking the laptop over there and playing for him that sound byte from the speech, in cased he missed it.

  15. scrappy says:

    Amen @Serenity

  16. Uzi says:

    I’m so over Mel’s verbal diarhea and will be glad when this media blitz is finished! He’s been talking incessantly about changing diapers, quitting smoking (for the umpteenth time!), Tiger Woods and now Obama, but not really saying anything of interest. He’s never offered a proper explanation about what transpired in his personal life during the past few years. After this is all over I wish he’d take his sleazy fame whore mistress and their spawn, move to Moscow and keep his (and hers!) mouth shut.

  17. Alecto says:

    ditto serenity and scrappy

  18. annie says:

    My sentiments exactly Alecto, Scrappy and serenity!

  19. Trillion says:

    Thank you Captain Obvious.

  20. Cindy Kennedy says:

    Yes, I believe Obama is doing the best he can, but he can’t fix the mess that was created by 8 years of Bush.

  21. Dhavy says:

    wow I didn’t know Obama owned the magic wand that’s able to fix the mess that was made in eight years in one year

  22. MaiGirl says:

    Sometimes, at certain angles, when I close one eye, tilt my head, and have a stiff drink, I can still see the super-hot guy he used to be right about when he made Mad Max. He has sooooo jacked up his looks with all his misbehavior.

    I do agree with him about Obama, though. We are in a deep mess you can’t dig out of in a year.

  23. Debbie says:

    Mel who really gives a shit on what ever you say or do,

    1. Retire
    2. STFU

  24. ER says:

    Obama’s not even trying to fix the mess. He’s just adding to it!

  25. Rosalee says:

    I don’t care what you think, I will pay my money to see the movie, I will purchase the overpriced pepsi the under buttered popcorn and I will always remember Mel whipping up his kilt and mooning the English..

  26. annie says:

    ER, that’s it, he’s making it worse at lightening speed!

  27. linda k says:

    uzi…i agree…the past few months have been pure media blitz for the movie, commenting on the most craziest stuff…of course the most important things in his life…have been neatly put away tied up in a bow, and hopefully by his pr staff to be forgotten….here is the new mel..what family and wife??? how are they doing?? how do you think your wife felt when she saw the pictures of oks and you???? how did she react when she found out oks was pregnant??? answer those questions mel…

  28. me says:

    If he didnt want to fix the “mess” he shouldnt have campaigned for the job. its HIS mess now. he needs to crap or get off the pot.

  29. e-non says:

    damn, and he was so cool in the early days — the year of living dangerously is one of my favorite movies.

  30. K says:

    But he won the Nobel Peace Prize – doesn’t that mean BHO can do anything? HA HA – I am with you Alecto, Scrappy and serenity.

  31. viper says:

    Im seeing it more than once.

  32. The Bobster says:

    I guess when someone reveals the truth in a moment of drunkeness, he should be boycotted for life. Typical reaction of the brain-dead.

  33. mrbaskums says:

    Wow, the judgements are a plenty here. Good thing you’re all without faults, maybe some of you should add your name to the presidential ballot too in a couple of years because apparently you’ve got the magic answers to fix the mess left by Bush and Cheney.

    I saw the movie last night, it’s pretty damn good. It’s old Lethal Weapon Mel with a touch of self deprecating humor.

  34. cynical says:

    @serenity…you cant be serious!!

  35. Serenity says:

    @cynical…you betcha!

  36. Yana says:

    I love Mel and people made that incident into a bigger deal than it is. He was hurting himself and his family as an alcoholic, but he didn’t go out and purposefully cause harm to anyone or commit a hate crime. Leave him alone and I’m off to see his film!

  37. snapdragon says:

    @yana: so you think spouting anti-semitic garbage (blaming jews for the world’s problems,etc.) is not harming anyone? also, he was arrested for DUI, which certainly is a crime and has the potential to kill innocent people. mel is a washed-up, hypocritical asshat with ridiculous-looking plugs…enjoy his latest crap movie.

  38. Sincerity says:

    Mel Gibson’s last minute political PR maneuver backfired!!! It seems as though he could not rally “the extremely conservative” hate mongers into the theaters to see his film this weekend. More than likely, he really “pissed off” some liberals who may have been willing to see his movie. Playing both sides against the middle seldomly works. The only thing you’ll find in “the middle of the road” is “a yellow line and dead armadillos”.

  39. ItsComeToThis says:

    Hee hee hee, Trillion. Good one. But, I guess he has to restate that for the millions who believe that President Obama (sidebar- I do hate that George Bush was always President Bush, but with this president it is always Mr. Obama or his full name. I see you, media!)will wave a magic wand and fix everything overnight.

  40. linda k says:

    well…..now on to the pr blitz for the beaver….i just can’t imagine what he can talk about now….it will probably be happy family pictures of him and new family….etc

  41. annie says:

    Mel bashed Bush too, during his interview with Diane Sawyer during TPOTC. He has some liberal views and some convervative views, always has, look up old interviews if you don’t believe it.

  42. Debbie says:

    Yes I wonder the damage every time he opens his mouth about The Baby and The Whore does to His Wife and Kids.

    As I said in a previous post I saw pic’s of Robyn and one of her Sons shortly after The Baby arrived. Poor Robyn looked shattered. And There were also a few pics of Mel on his own and he looked LIKE DEATH WARMED UP. Not I think exactly excited to be a Father again. Who knows what damage mentally maybe he is dealing with. I still think he’s hiding his feelings with his acting to a degree.
    As Sincerity said in a previous post No wonder he’s full on the acting scene again. He’s gonna need all that $$$$. And probably to get away from the nagging as well, She is after a ring on her finger, and seeing him so uncomfortable and squirming again when asked about the marriage question on The Jay Leno Show, covering it up with jokes.

    when the Divorce finally goes through and The Whore bleeds him dry Robyn could end up richer than Mel.

    How funny would that be.

    Debbie