This kind of weighty inquiry represents the real problem with the celebrity spokesactivist phenomenon. It's not that celebrities don't know their issues, it's that people want to know more about the celebrities than they do the issues. O'Reilly hardly gave Garofalo a chance to show off her research, instead he seemed intent on catching her in some personal hypocrisy--like, Would she date a Frenchman? Huh? What's your answer to that, Ms. United Nations?
For what it's worth, she said she would.
Also typical of this kind of interrogation was O'Reilly asking Garofalo whether "you'd be willing to apologize" if we went to war and, among other things, there were few civilian casualties, it turned out that Saddam was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction, and there was no international backlash against the U.S. This question and "If we invade, will you support our troops and wish them victory?" seem to hold some strange juju for conservative squawk show hosts, as if their incantation will magically reveal anti-invastion activists to be ferrets or Michael Jackson or worse.
Janeane, for her part, took the high if difficult (and yet still obvious) road out of the question's moral thicket: She said that she'd crawl on her knees over broken glass and kiss the floor of the White House if it turned out she was wrong.
Never has abject humiliation seemed so classy.