These are just a few of the delicious quotes in Wall Street Journal editorial writer Daniel Henninger’s must read piece on the Hollywood and the election:

“I wondered which of the megaton bombs Jesus, our president’s personal savior, would have personally dropped on the sleeping families in Baghdad.”‘Meryl Streep

“Latins for Republicans. It’s like roaches for Raid.”‘Actor John Leguizamo

“There’s an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly.”‘Elton John

They may be dumber than the day is long, but:

“Hyper-politicized Hollywood is the new bed Bill Clinton made for the Democrats,” writes Henninger, “and now the party is going to have to lie in it. At the level that matters most to party pros–raising money–there would appear to be no downside to the relationship. The L.A. donor base consists of people whose psychological profile draws them into weird quasi-religions like Scientology and est. The Democrats are pitching themselves and the election as a holy crusade against barbarian Republicans led by Genghis Bush and Cheney the Hun. But in politics the promised land is always on the horizon, the infidels are never defeated, and ever-more contributions are needed on the road to salvation. What better place to market politics as the apocalypse than Hollywood? To date, Mr. Kerry has raised $47.5 million in California. Al Gore raised only $5 million.”