Matt Damon suckered by nutroots smear of Palin? Update: Dowd suckered too?

Impossible to say for sure but Ace makes a compelling case. Skip ahead to the last quarter of the video and you’ll find him exercised by the possibility that she thinks dinosaurs roamed the land 4,000 years ago:

Could a Harvard grad be so stupid as to have read this and taken it at face value?

On oil exploration and drilling in the ANWR:
God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan really, so when they died and became petroleum products we, made in his perfect image, could use them in our pickup trucks, snow machines and fishing boats.

That comes from this very broad lefty parody purporting to be quotations culled from the Anchorage Daily News. Follow the link to see just how broad. Sample quote: “There is nothing natural about a dorky moose!” There are, apparently, more than a few people who bought into it or else this page at WikiAnswers wouldn’t exist. Whether Damon is one of them or just the victim of the endless game of Telephone the left is playing with her, wherein “progressive” jokes about Alaska’s trailer trash governor metastasize into rumors of changeling babies that end up on dKos and CNN, is known only to him. Exit question: Given her devotion and the fact that many Americans buy into this general timeline, is it wise to get too outrageously outraged here?

While you meditate on that, enjoy this special bonus clip from another deep-thinkin’ celebrity.

Update: Seixon e-mails to point out another appearance of the 4,000-years smear — in Maureen Dowd’s last column.

CLINTON: I’ve got a little news flash for you, Annie Oakley. Dinosaurs disappeared a lot longer than 4,000 years ago. I admit you’ve had a profound influence on America, and I’m not just talking about all the women wearing up-dos and rimless titanium $375 Kazuo Kawasaki designer frames.

Anyone want to do a little Google sleuthing and see if they can track down which highly respected left-wing media source is pushing this? My money’s on dKos.