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By and large, the parade of Hollywood stars at the Democratic National Convention tempered their comments, not wanting to distract from Barack Obama’s campaign.

That was before Sarah Palin.

Matt Damon told the AP in an interview today that a President Palin is a “terrifying possiblity.”

Per The Page, he said, “It’s like a really bad Disney movie. The hockey mom…from Alaska and she’s the president and it’s like she’s facing down Vladimir Putin and using the folksy stuff she learned at the hockey rink and it’s absurd.”

Referring to her support of creationism, he said, “I want to know if she really thinks dinosaurs were here 4,000 years ago. I want to know that. I really do. Because she’s going to have the nuclear codes.”

Expect these comments to be trumpeted on the right as evidence indicative of Obama, elites, Hollywood, etc.

But with the right re-ignited, and Palin herself milking People-mag attention, do show biz Democrats have as much reason to fear being so outspoken?

After all, they are not holding back on the other side of the aisle in Hollywood, what with Jon Voight’s editorial slam on Obama last month and former actor Fred Thompson making these comments here.

I suspect that as the general election campaign grows more caustic, so does Hollywood.