Got Drunk Last Night and Woke Up Republican

From the Department of Least Likely Conservatives, ladies and gentlemen I give you Robert Downey Jr.:

Star of the upcoming Iron Man, Downey is best known as the most-wasted talent of his generation (both literally and figuratively). His drug problems became so bad that he even spent some time in the clink; since his last stretch he seems newly dedicated to sobriety. Downey also emerged with a different take on society:

“I have a really interesting political point of view, and it’s not always something I say too loud at dinner tables here, but you can’t go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal. You can’t. I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone else, but it was very, very, very educational for me and has informed my proclivities and politics every since.”

I always took Tony Stark to be a limousine liberal, but okay.

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