“Mrs. Clinton has been involved in issues, everything from health care, which we know and prison reform and helping the military, speaking for women and speaking for Americans,” Nicholson said.
Well, Jack doesn’t have to handle the truth when there’s not substance to argue over. Strangely, a similar story with De Niro:
De Niro began his remarks with a backhanded compliment: “Barack Obama does not have the experience to be president of the United States.” The crowd booed, but De Niro continued, and his intent was clear: Obama didn’t have the experience to get the country into a misguided war, or operate a government run by special interests, and so on.
“You know, that’s the kind of experience I could get used to,” said De Niro, who stood clapping as Obama, Senator Edward Kennedy, and Caroline Kennedy mounted the stage, his trademark half-smile, half-scowl etched on his face. Allowing himself a moment off-character, he gave Obama a big hug, and descended.
So, then what makes Obama better than Mickey Mouse? Just the kind of weird esoteric philosophy we need driving the decisions we make as a country. That’s a little scary.
I’ve always found it intriguing that not only do Hollywood’s elite get attention when they proclaim support for politicians, but the press and public seem to actually pay attention as if they have a superior sense of who the best candidates are. Just because they have played smart people in the movies doesn’t mean they’re actually any smarter than the rest of us.
But they are convincing on camera, and people extend belief beyond the silver screen. Me, I’d rather trust someone that stayed in a Holiday Inn Express.
Hat Tip to memeorandum. Quotes from Hillary’s web site and the Boston Globe.