Linda J. Alexander http://www.lindajalexander.net
The ’08 election has officially kicked off--& it’s not even spring ’07 yet! As of the middle of last week, thanks to David Geffen in the face of political columnist Maureen Dowd, Hollywood has taken its “rightful” place in the fray.
Heard of the fight revving up now between Obama & Hillary? It’s a fire fueled by Hollywood . . . Hollywood & Politics at its loudest. In Dowd’s New York Times column for 2/21, she reported on a few “caustic comments” from producer, record mogul, & philanthropist David Geffen, in which he slammed his former best-est buds, Hillary & Bill. Geffen pumped a lot of money into Bill’s presidential campaigns, but he’s not gonna feed Hillary’s political machine. Instead, he’s jumped on the Obama bandwagon.
Not only is Geffen's money once again going to political interests, he’s saying things that prove that what comes out of Tinseltown in relation to politics gets heard. Geffen hosted an “opulent Beverly Hills event” as an Obama fundraiser. Geffen’s most incendiary comment:
"Everybody in politics lies, but they [the Clintons] do it with such ease, it’s troubling,” Geffen had said.
Here’s a link to an interesting article on the fiasco: http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003548043 .
1). Should Hollywood have this prominent a role in the direction of a political campaign?
2). What about money & Tinseltown’s star power allows celebrities to help steer the direction of the ultimate battle for the presidency?
3). What are the pros & cons of personalities using their star power to influence public opinion?
Let’s talk . . . opinions, thoughts, commentary?
Blessings -- Linda
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