June 13, 2007

More Money Than Sense

{Insert the sound of my bald head smacking against my desk here. Repeat fifteen times, then take some advil.}

This should be a big honkin' sign you have too much bloody money:

{...}"I've taken the time to familiarize myself with the impressive field of Democratic candidates and am convinced that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate to lead us from her first day in the White House," Spielberg said in a statement.

Spielberg, a founding partner of DreamWorks Studio and the director of such films as "Jurassic Park," "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan," had waited several months to decide which candidate to endorse as Democratic hopefuls jousted for Hollywood's financial backing.

His decision reflects Clinton's growing support among show business heavyweights following a period in which many donors hedged their bets by giving money to several candidates, including Clinton, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama and former North Carolina Sen.
John Edwards.

"My sense is that there continues to be three very strong talented Democratic front-runners, and there's a long way to go," said Andy Spahn, Spielberg's political advisor.{...}

{my emphasis}

Steven Spielberg has his own political advisor?

Are you kidding me?

There is actually a class of working politicos who advise film directors as to whom they should endorse for the Democratic nomination for president?

Again, are you fucking kidding me?

Give it to the poor, Stevie. Give it to the poor. Or, in the absence of any poor people in Beverly Hills, give it to me. I'll spend it wisely. I promise.

I'm so glad he chimed in with his decision, too. Because I've been waiting for it like I've been waiting for the sequel to War of the Worlds.

Or a case of the clap.

Posted by Kathy at June 13, 2007 12:48 PM | TrackBack

"There is actually a class of working politicos who advise film directors..."

I would as of this very moment like to announce that I am available for hire in this very capacity. And I bet I cost a lot less than Andy Spahn.

Posted by: Doug Williams at June 13, 2007 09:23 PM