Mar 13, 2006

The Next Actor Candidate..?

Read my lips!

George Clooney's Dick Cheney style message for Democratic office-holders who voted for the war in Iraq (only to claim later that they'd been misled by President Bush) should raise a few eyebrows, garner a few headlines, but won't faze the entrenched incumbents.
It may take a few election cycles, but I predict the young faces who are serving in Iraq will be the next generation of reformers and protectors of peace - a veritable Band of Brothers and Sisters.

18 Comments:

Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Next actor candidate? Not! Clooney is simply speaking out against certain issues that he feels that he needs to address. After all, Mr. Clooney has homes in the U.S. and overseas. And is a tax payer here and overseas. More and more celebrites are speaking out against this Administration. He really should have told Huffington Post: READ MY LIPS! IMPEACH!

1:16 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Speaking of Woodward since your posting yesterday, From ThinkProgress.org:

Richard Armitage was Bob Woodward’s source
for the Plame leak, according to former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Last November, The Nation’s David Corn noted that Armitage was “the only person on the Official Speculation List who [had] not yet denied” being Woodward’s source.
Now, could this be true? The plot thickens.....

1:28 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

George Clooney does have a point.
Most pro-war democrats need to grow new stronger spines.
But let's see how strong George is,
by making this statement, he just offered himself up for target practice.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

George Clooney's film "Good Night and Good Luck" puts him on my list of favorites. It's well made and has an important - and sadly current - message.

I studied that time in college when I met the son of one of the so-called Hollywood Ten, and saw the damage done by rumors and innuendos. It was a huge lesson for me, and one that stuck.

Were I a filmmaker I would have wanted to make exactly that film. So I applaud George for caring enough to speak out and having the talent to reach a wide audience.

But run for office? Probably not. At least not for a while. But I would certainly vote for him if he did.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

yes Clooney has a point but lets get real if you were given fake/half baked information and had the people that voted for you tell you to go with the King what would you do. We now see how deep the lies were and only people with gut feelings did not agree. We have to look to more of what these elected office said after the total information was released. As for Actors giving opinions well their voter and taxpayers like the rest of us. They have more people listening to what they say. Now I've never had a reporter ask me but Clooney is a star. Thats how we do things here in the US.

1:42 PM  
Anonymous jodi said...

SPB
What about Stephen Hadley?
When he was asked about being a source for Woodward he would not comment on it.
I thought this was kind of strange.
He wouldn't say he was and then he wouldn't say he wasn't either.
Back in November, I could have swore it was Hadley.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George has the Congress bug for sure. He tried to help his father get elected to Congress just last election. He would make a fine replacement for Feinstein, she is too much like Leiberman for my tastes when it comes to big business.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Camielmom said...

Patrick Fitzgerald: You are a genuine American patriot. Bless you, sir for having the courage and the integrity to fight the wrongs that have been perpetrated by this Administration.

1:48 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Jodi:

So, did I! But, this is Ben Bradlee speculating that it was Richard Armitage. Woodward hasn't said much about with Bradlee or Carl Bernstein since the Watergate days and the Deep Throat identity. Now, an article that I shared a while back that Hadley may be the source to Woodward. Now Hadley denied that he is the source but Woodward said that he couldn't confirm or deny. It makes you wonder. But with this new twist, it puts Woodward back into the spotlight again to who is his source. I just gnawing at me that the three people, besides the Little soldier, had that secret meeting: Rove, Cheney, and Hadley. And each of them played a role in leaking the covert's name to the reporter. There is more to Woodward that meets the eye!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Here is something interesting:

1. Look how much taxpayers paid for our fellow Congress' leased vehicles:

ENERGY -- TAXPAYERS FOOT THE BILL FOR CONGRESS'S GAS-GUZZLERS: In the face of President Bush's call for the United States to cut its addiction to oil, Knight-Ridder reveals that "taxpayers paid more than $1 million last year for members of Congress to lease vehicles, including dozens of gas-guzzling SUVs and expensive luxury cars. Some members of Congress use their office budgets to lease Lexuses, Lincolns, Cadillacs, an Infiniti, even a BMW 530i."

http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/news/nation/14078416.htm?source=rss&channel=krwashington_nation

And Congress wants to look good and smell good of the taxpayer's expense!

2. Thanks to detective work from Americablog. Guess how much Bill Frist's home is worth?

Bill Frist's $7.7 million mansion in DC

http://americablog.blogspot.com/uploaded_images/fristhomex-754201.jpg

Not bad for a quack from Tennessee who is running for President in 2008 and asking the American people who don't have dime to their name for votes!

3:31 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I forgot to mention: Claude Allen's salary, the ex-aide caught in fraud, was $161,000 when he left the White House. He so-called resign at the President's State of the Union address. Yet, the amount that he stole from the stores didn't exceed $5,000. There more to this story thsat meets the eye when Allen made more money than what he stole.

3:34 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

What is a liberal?

What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label "Liberal?" If by "Liberal" they mean, as they want people to believe, someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer's dollar, then the record of this party and its members demonstrate that we are not that kind of "Liberal." But if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal."

Sen. John F. Kennedy, acceptance of the New York Liberal Party Nomination, September 14, 1960

S-Q

4:01 PM  
Anonymous slingblade said...

Leave us not ferget Billy Bob Thorton, a champeron of wimens issyews.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Contessa37 said...

UsuallyI am not in sync with Clooney's political views, however I really enjoy most of his films. I respect him as a person who stands up for his convictions even though I may agree to disagree.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope this fiasco never ends so i can keep following your shameless self-promotional plugs on huffington's discussion boards..... ;)

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