Cambridge homeboy turned Miami Beach transplant Matt Damon, slotted to speak about Haiti at the John F. Kennedy Library tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 with Partners in Health founder Dr. Paul Farmer, is raising a few eyebrows after rapping with the Miami Herald.
In the interview here, Damon slams conservative New York Times columnist William Kristol saying: "He's an idiot -- he wrote that we should be grateful to George Bush because he won the Iraq war. We! Won! The! War!'"
And, when asked if there are any comparisons to his "Bourne" character and James Bond, Damon shoots back: "They could never make a James Bond movie like any of the 'Bourne' films because Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He's repulsive."
Hmmm, tell us what you really think.
In a separate piece here, Damon says he plans to stick around in Miami Beach with his wife Luciana.
''The business definitely does not require you to live in Hollywood, at least not for me at this point in my career,'' Damon says. "Very, very few of my movies get shot in Los Angeles. And here, I don't have to deal with any of the nonsense."
Of course, his hometown crowd here in Boston would welcome the opinionated Damon with open arms.