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Judged by a Jury of Your Betters

10:48 AM, Oct 7, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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CNN reports:

President Obama is turning to a handful of Hollywood stars to judge a contest that asks grassroots supporters to create a television commercial promoting health care reform.

Musician Will.I.Am, actor John Cho, actress Rosario Dawson, actor Dulé Hill, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, actor Brandon Routh, actress Kate Walsh and actress Olivia Wilde will join Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, DNC Executive Director Jen O'Malley Dillon, Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe and volunteers in helping to pick the 30-second commercial that will air nationally, a DNC official tells CNN.

You'd think a small d democratic party would be disinclined to putting its own members and voters before a panel of Hollywood celebrities that would decide who among them is worthy of being elevated to near-equal status. It should be the other way around -- get a bunch of Hollywood's Obama sycophants to create a television commercial and then have your rank and file members judge them.