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July 26th, 2011
12:12 PM ET

George Lopez: "If Sarah Palin becomes President at any point...I will move to Canada"

Piers Morgan's guest tonight for the hour is comedian George Lopez, and the TBS host opens up about his turbulent childhood, the break-up with his wife and more. But he also talks politics – and his dislike for Sarah Palin. "If Sarah Palin becomes President at any point, I will say allegedly, I will move to Canada," he says. "I will go further North. I've been South, I will go further North."

So what makes Palin so popular? "Is it that maverick-ness?," Lopez asks. "Is it just that we've become a culture of personality? Do we elect somebody by their smile, rather than their content?" Watch the full interview tonight, 9pmET/PT.

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  1. Suzanne

    Yeah, go on up to Canada and let them find you a new kidney and put it in your gut. wont be your wifes this time~It will take 2 years and you will probably be dead but alas itll happen. And with as rude as you were with Kirstie Alley and how she looked vs her content I would hardly say you are one to talk about others judgement.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Big Suz

      someone's PMSing... jeez.

      July 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JT

      @Big Suz – Always nice to see another misogynistic comment from the liberal left.

      July 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark

      Good riddance.

      July 27, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shebejeebies

      Right Suzanne! Absolutely NOT a Palin fan (Can't stand her and think she's just a clone of W) but George, you are truly stupid! Try Europe...Maybe they'll take you, cause Canada and Mexico surely won't!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Leo

    Ha Ha Ha. Now that's a funny joke! Or is it that Lopuss has no huevos?? What a MACHO MAN!

    July 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jim

    Can you do me a favor and leave now? BTW, take Barbars Streisand with you too. Please.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Judi

      wasn't she leaving if George bush got elected? Maybe she forgot.....

      July 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JT

        Let's not forget Robert Redford....

        July 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Norm57

    Hey, George do the USA a favor and Leave now

    July 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chelito

      No YOU make the USA a favor and STFU LOL

      July 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Kim

    I don't blame George for saying this about Palin. She takes stupidity to an entirely new level. I think she appeals to so many Americans because they identify with her ignorance and are intimidated by other more intelligent public figures. The only difference between Palin and a redneck hillbilly is that she still has her teeth. The woman is an incomparable idiot and there's no getting around that fact. It's a true miracle that she ever got as far as she did in life and I think she did this on her looks alone.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • leo

      And your post just reeks of your superior intelligence...

      July 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • flyaway609

        and, since when was 'intelligence' a bad thing? Right now, there's not enough!

        July 26, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • UhYeaOk

      @Kim, wow, you reinforce the stereotype of left wingers in this country. People are intimidated by more intelligent public figures? Like who? The community organizer president we have?? I don't think so. I would bet that you consider yourself an open minded tolerant person yet you know as well as I do you are the exact opposite of that. You lefties are a laugh, can you say hypocrite? I knew ya could...

      July 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ramon

      @ KIM, wow kim, you just prove the theory of: "it takes one to know one" by the statement that you said of: "she is an incomparable idiot and there's no getting around that fact."
      You kim are a more incoparable idiot then she is. Mr. Lopez is saying that he wants his politicians to know about politics, look into obamas background and see who has more experience as a politician. I'm looking forward for his early departure.

      July 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve D.

      kim: Your jealousy is showing. It must really gnaw at you, knowing that this stupid hillbilly,Sarah, is more successful than you, richer than you, more famous than you, more influential than you, prettier than you, and yes, even more intelligent than you. How it must hurt...knowing that you are a NOBODY, who can,t even write a sensible comment.

      July 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Laurel

    Well George we really don't want you here in Canada. You talk about people electing policticians based on personalities what about electing your current president. Not much content there either! Time to think before making such a silly statement.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Pat

    Tell him to leave now. It's not like anyone will miss him! But they probably don't want him in Canada either. Maybe he could go to South America.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. John

    Now I have a reason to vote for Palin

    July 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Rob

    I wasn't going to vote for Palin but now he has given me a reason to.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. jason

    You want your politicians more political? Moron...she was GOVERNOR...Barack was a community organizer, and barely a senator in IL...

    July 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Colin

    Since when did Obama have a good political background before he was elected? And it's not like he is doing any good right now...

    July 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Janet

    George, George, Geoge....Just because you have a low-rated comedy show, you think you have the right to speak that way about a major political figure in OUR Country?

    WE are the majority of Americans. We are not celebrites who advance their own agendas under the guise of "entertainment." But obviously, the concept of being an American is one you have not embraced. An American is someone who understands our system; it is not perfect; it is flawed. But it's the BEST the world has to offer. Americans work with the system, work to get the proper people elected, and keep our freedoms intact for the next generation.

    George, I sincerely hope that you are not making empty promises, because I am sure the majority would like to hold you to your word. I wish you the best of luck and I'm sure you'll make plenty of Pesos to support the lifestyle you enjoy in OUR Country.

    Don't let the pinata hit your butt on the way out. What a silly man you are!

    July 26, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Pete

    We do not need the jerk in Canada. It really does give people a good reason to vote for Sarah Palin. Mr. Lopez try Mexico.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. madelaine Adler

    How ignorant you are George-and who cares about any of your views anyway. Canadians are smart. I doubt they would want your filthy mouth and jokes and inferior atempt at comedy. Go back to where you came from or from where your ancestors came from. you are an embarrasment to this country ( spoken by a hispanic born in the USA)

    July 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Dana

    Don't let the door hit you in the ***.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Don

    I'm not going to waste my breath trying to make Lopez make sense. He's a trainwreck. But, since Mazda is a major Sponsor for Lopez Tonight, I'm pretty sure which dealership I will not be visiting next month.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. capt video

    I guess Lopez doesn't like our election process. In that case maybe he should leave now and take a few illegals with him. The majority of the country doesn't like Obama either but they deal with it. Thats America!!

    July 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Buzz

    Wow...I think I found a reason to vote for Palin.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Roxie

    Bye Bye!

    July 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Nancy

    Great interview Piers to show how stupid Lopez is. Canadians don't want you Lopez. Who do you think you are? Cheating on your wife after giving you a kidney. You are not funny but insulting. And you want your politicians to have political backgrounds. I guess you did not know what Palin did in Alaska. And I guess you did not do your homework on Obama who did not have a big political background but just spewed what you wanted to hear. He is not a leader. You just infuriate people with you stupidity. Go back to Mexico...ooops they don't want you either.

    July 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Joni

    Gee, I thought I was the only one who felt this way about Lopez!!! Glad to see I'm not. Please leave now, don't wait til Palin is elected. And please take all the illegals with you. (Spoken by someone who lives close to the border and has been broken into).

    July 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. UhYeaOk

    Someone check George's green card....

    July 26, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Patrick

    George, really love it ! we would welcome you to Canada! but let's hope that she doesnot get elected!

    July 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Steve D.

    Hurry up and get your hairy a** to England. You will fit right in with Englands "Muslim Problem". You can march with them,demanding "Sharia Law". America is for Americans. All liberals, and "illegal Mexicans" can leave NOW! You are not wanted here!

    July 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Steve D.

    All Americans should boycott Lopez. Liberals are such "crybabies". If they don,t get their way, They will leave? If they are expecting us to beg them to stay,they are in for a surprise. We are begging them to keep their word, and get the hell out!

    July 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. JT

    Let's see George. You want someone with proven political experience? How about someone who's been a governor? How about someone who's gone to bat against oil companies and won? How about someone who's stood up to the Republican party for the good of the state? How about someone who's run a business? How about someone who's kept a government budget in check? How about someone who's worked in city government?

    Oh.......wait. That's Sarah. Now what were Obama's credentials?

    Go to Canada. And take Robert Redford and all the other liars who haven't gone there with you.

    July 26, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Mia

    First of all George Lopez was BORN in CALI lol he is AN AMERICAN. His ancestors are Mexican. He is considered an American-Mexican. Second of all I can't stand Obama. I believe that he ruined this Country HE WILL NOT GET MY VOTE either will Palin. We need someone who is SMART, someone who can turn this mess around again & make it right. I have NEVER seen this Country this messed up EVER. Also why would WE AMERICANS want someone that does NOT RESPECT our FLAG to run OUR COUNTRY ? We have the right & power to KICK OBAMA out in 2012.

    Go google all of the President's & you will see all stand in front of American Flag while giving a speech BUT OBAMA. There is also a pic on google of Hilliary & Bill on stage with Obama as well as other people & Obama is the ONLY ASS HOLE that is NOT saluting our flag. WE do NOT need OBAMA to waste OUR HARD earned money like he has been doing. Recently throwing a $30,000 birthday bash. Come on Really ?

    One more thing.... HOW come we can't even get a glimpse of Osama's ""DEAD"" body ? Hell Osama / Obama what is the difference ?

    July 26, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Robert

    I intend to vote for Sarah Palin anyway but now I will try to convince everyong I know to vote for her also if it will rid us of Mr Lopez. He only showed his ignorance and he surely is ignorant. He apparently knows NOTHING of Sarah Palins record as a politician. She certainly had more experience than our present president.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Tony

    I suggest that we all boycott anything to do with George Lopez, including Piers Morgan's show. George, why wait until Sarah is elected? Why don't you leave now. Good riddance. No one will miss you.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Ralph

    Does anyone know if Mr. Lopez is a man of his word? Can we count on his leaving?

    July 26, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Donna Knieriem

    George, Your response to Piers that you did not like Sarah P because you like your candidates to have political backgrounds......Is there something wrong with that statement? Where have you been, man, I am not for Sarah Palin being President but I believe she has had more of a background in politics than the Big Guy.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. bern

    I'll vote for SP just to get rid of this idiot....but you know if she were to win, George wouldn't leave..........just bs

    July 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Jen

    Watched a little of PIerce's interview w/ George Lopez. Disagree w/ his opinion on not many Latino's on TV. There's plenty of Lantinos in various TV series, National News Programs to local TV programs.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shebejeebies

      So...Not enough "Latinos" on TV? So Lopez is another of those who group people together according to their race? Just Another RACIST just like Jesse Jackson!

      July 28, 2011 at 4:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Jess

    did anyone notice that Lopez said he didn't think he needed a political background to run for office but then when asked about Palin he contradicted himself and said he wanted his politicians to have a political background to run for office. Morgan is an idiot for not catching that and pointing that out to Lopez !!!!!

    July 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Freeda

      Yes, I noticed...and judging by the look on Lopez's face, he realized what a blunder he made, too. Morgan should have definitely gone after him for this!

      August 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. spike

    Before saying Lopez is moving to Canada, he might want to check out if Canada wants him...I don't think so!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. skibunny

    Adios!....George!!!!

    July 27, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Name*Cynthia Ellis

    George Lopez wants to move to Canada if Sarah Palin will run for President because she doesnt have political background likewise he wants to run for mayor of Los Angeles without any political himself.

    July 27, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Jay

    Piers whimped out when Lopez said he wanted his politicians to have a political background? That's when he should've said, "Hmmm, I thought Sarah Palin did have some executive experience as a Governor, the head of the Alaskan National Guard and took on those in her party over energy issues". He went TOO easy on him at that point. Why? Lopez, Cher all of them that threaten to leave do just that. Theaten. Typical emotional rollercoaster liberals. We need people who are leaders and can make decisions. Community organizers need not apply.

    July 27, 2011 at 4:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Mike

    Piers suffers from the same disease that has afflicted David Letterman and Joy Behar, he has PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome), and George Lopez is an idiot if he would move to Canada. If Palin got elected she could hardly do worse than Obama.
    Piers says it would be scary to elect someone because of their smile, yes Piers it would, we elected Obama, nice smile, no experience, no resume, radical leftist friends, a person who hides his past, it is scary what he is doing to this country. I may leave if he gets re-elected. WAKE UP AMERICA!! WAKE UP PIERS & GEORGE!!

    July 27, 2011 at 4:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Keith

    Jorge said that he wanted to be Mayor of LA because didn't believe you needed to be a politician to know what needed to be done, and that LA was his city. Within about 60 seconds, Piers asked Jorge about Sarah Palin, and in explaining his loathing for her he said he liked his politicians to actually have political experience. You could see about halfway through his answer he realized the contradiction in what he was saying but it was too late. Guess what, Jorge? I agree, politicians should have some experience. Please take your corny sitcom shtick and your conformist, thoughtless celebrity views up to Canada now. Maybe all of La Raza will follow you.

    July 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Robert Postuma

    Hi Piers.
    Lopez won't move to Canada!
    Why?
    We don't want him here!

    July 27, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Patrick

    Well that another good reason to Vote for Sara Palin... and by the way Jay Leno is funny and you not...

    July 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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