The political-action arm of–the guys with the ads that say G.W. Bush is just like Hitler–has recruited a bunch of celebs from the entertainment biz to make anti-Bush commercials for this year’s presidential race. As hip-hop impresario Benny Boom, director of videos for P. Diddy, Lil’ Kim, and LL Cool J, put it in an interview with the Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz:

 “‘I felt like Bush stole the last election and the whole country kind of got robbed and bamboozled, and I wanted to make sure I did my part besides voting,’ [Boom] says. When he was approached by the liberal MoveOn PAC, ‘I was like, yo, I want to do an ad myself.'”

Yo! Other ad-doers for MoveOn include like, the usual suspects: Martin Sheen, Al Franken, Rob Reiner, et al. Kurtz points out that many of the celeb commercials, which bear such provocative titles as “The Mistake” (probably You Know Who) and “The Disappeared” (prisoners at Guantanamo–or maybe Spot, G.W.’s since-farmed-out pet dog) are “edgier” than the usual run of campaign ads and hence likely never to see the light of TV screen, where they might turn voters off rather than on.
But there’s one celeb that MoveOn forgot about–and I don’t know why, because he can dish out Michael Moore-level anti-Bush rhetoric. It’s Kim Jong Il, the nuke-happy North Korean dictator, and he’s right up there with Jacques Chirac as a head of state who knows how to diss the Bush administration. Here, reported by the U.K. Scotsman, is Kim yesterday on Bush as a war-crazed wing-nut, which is also, I’m sure, the theory of Rob Reiner and Martin Sheen:

“North Korea lashed out…at US President George Bush for turning ‘a peaceful world into a pandemonium unprecedented in history.'”

Here’s Kim on Bush as dumb, a view shared by most entertainment celebrities: 

“The North also levelled personal attacks at Bush, calling him ‘a political imbecile bereft of even elementary morality as a human being and a bad guy, much less being a politician’ and said he had started wars in Iraq and elsewhere ‘to commit genocide as he pleases.'”

And here, finally, is Kim on Bush as Hitler, MoveOn’s favorite campaign theme:

”Bush is a tyrant that puts Hitler into the shade and his group of such tyrants is a typical gang of political gangsters,’ the statement said, adding that North Korea would increase its defence capabilities a ‘thousand times.'”

And, according to the Post’s Howard Kurtz, Benny Boom thinks Bush is a gangster–or rather, a “gangsta” –too! Here’s what Boom told Kurtz:

“George Bush is probably the first real gangsta we have had in office.”

So why can’t Kim Jong Il join the Hollywood crowd and make an anti-Bush commercial for MoveOn? You say he’s not in show business? C’mon, you haven’t seen Bobby Lee’s imitations of the petite maximum leader on MadTV.