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Rush Limbaugh Praises Angelina Jolie

Rush Limbaugh Praises Angelina Jolie

Republican bullhorn Rush Limbaugh praised Angelina Jolie yesterday on his radio show, saying she makes more sense than the Democrats when it comes down to the issue of Iraq.

Here’s what Rush, 57, had to say about Angie:

“Everybody today is raving about a piece in the Washington Post by Angelina Jolie in which she just got back from Iraq. She says, ‘We have finally reached a point where humanitarian assistance, from us and others, can have an impact.’ Her point is to stay, help the Iraqis, especially those who are out of the country, want to come back home, the time is right now, and that the surge is working. Now, if you read the piece by Angelina Jolie today in the Washington Post, you will conclude that she is deeper and in ways more specific than Obama about this if you read the whole article. She makes more sense than Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or anybody on the Democrat side about this. It’s stunning. I’ve had some people, ‘Rush, you realize, she didn’t write it.’ I don’t know that she didn’t write it. I’m not going to assume she didn’t write it… That’s another thing, that’s a good point, too, it’s pretty brave of her to do this, given Hollywood and so forth. But she’s big enough to withstand it, and it sort of makes me appreciate this Brad Pitt guy a little more. He’s gone after substance here, is all I’m saying. This really is a good piece.”

To read Rush‘s whole schpeel, click on over to RushLimbaugh.com.

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  • zanessa110

    love her!

  • Nicole

    first and good for her

  • http://msn gena

    Love Angie; don’t like Rush!

  • Orange Clockwork

    He’s an idiot if he actually thinks she wrote it.

  • Anne

    I don’t think Angelina is one side or the other on the political spectrum…she’s doing what she can to bring awareness to the problems we face as decent people to help all those in need, no matter where in the world they live.

  • Passing Through

    Praise from Rush Limbaugh? Geez…that surely can’t be what Angie was hoping for from her OpEd piece. NOBODY wants praise from that dipshit.

  • Anne

    #4 orange clockwork – YOu are more the idiot if you don’t think she wrote the Op-ed. She has more intelligence than most average “celebrity”.

  • Cali-n

    HAHA… quote: “she didn’t write it, that’s a goo point”

    hahaha…that was the funniest line

  • Cali-n

    HAHA… quote: “she didn’t write it, that’s a good point”

    hahaha…that was the funniest line

  • Z

    thanks RUSH LIMBAUGH. For praise our ANGIE. She deserves.

  • tabitha

    Angelina posteda well written article. It is great to see Angelina get praised publically . Rush has a huge following. I am mixed on him. Sometimes I agree with him. Other times he is too far to the right.

  • Andrómeda

    i don´t know who is this man…

  • Orange Clockwork

    Anne, get back to me when you learn how to use proper grammar.

  • amber

    Well, that’s a nice thing to say – but he’s still an asshole.

  • Z

    Me too I don’t know who this man is but, he praises our Angie that’s all want to know.

  • ha ha ha

    By Angelina Jolie
    Thursday, February 28, 2008; 1:15 PM

    The request is familiar to American ears: “Bring them home.”

    But in Iraq, where I’ve just met with American and Iraqi leaders, the phrase carries a different meaning. It does not refer to the departure of U.S. troops, but to the return of the millions of innocent Iraqis who have been driven out of their homes and, in many cases, out of the country.

    In the six months since my previous visit to Iraq with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, this humanitarian crisis has not improved. However, during the last week, the United States, UNHCR and the Iraqi government have begun to work together in new and important ways.

    We still don’t know exactly how many Iraqis have fled their homes, where they’ve all gone, or how they’re managing to survive. Here is what we do know: More than 2 million people are refugees inside their own country — without homes, jobs and, to a terrible degree, without medicine, food or clean water. Ethnic cleansing and other acts of unspeakable violence have driven them into a vast and very dangerous no-man’s land. Many of the survivors huddle in mosques, in abandoned buildings with no electricity, in tents or in one-room huts made of straw and mud. Fifty-eight percent of these internally displaced people are younger than 12 years old.

    An additional 2.5 million Iraqis have sought refuge outside Iraq, mainly in Syria and Jordan. But those host countries have reached their limits. Overwhelmed by the refugees they already have, these countries have essentially closed their borders until the international community provides support.

    I’m not a security expert, but it doesn’t take one to see that Syria and Jordan are carrying an unsustainable burden. They have been excellent hosts, but we can’t expect them to care for millions of poor Iraqis indefinitely and without assistance from the U.S. or others. One-sixth of Jordan’s population today is Iraqi refugees. The large burden is already causing tension internally.

    The Iraqi families I’ve met on my trips to the region are proud and resilient. They don’t want anything from us other than the chance to return to their homes — or, where those homes have been bombed to the ground or occupied by squatters, to build new ones and get back to their lives. One thing is certain: It will be quite a while before Iraq is ready to absorb more than 4 million refugees and displaced people. But it is not too early to start working on solutions. And last week, there were signs of progress.

    In Baghdad, I spoke with Army Gen. David Petraeus about UNHCR’s need for security information and protection for its staff as they re-enter Iraq, and I am pleased that he has offered that support. General Petraeus also told me he would support new efforts to address the humanitarian crisis “to the maximum extent possible” — which leaves me hopeful that more progress can be made.

    UNHCR is certainly committed to that. Last week while in Iraq, High Commissioner António Guterres pledged to increase UNHCR’s presence there and to work closely with the Iraqi government, both in assessing the conditions required for return and in providing humanitarian relief.

    During my trip I also met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who has announced the creation of a new committee to oversee issues related to internally displaced people, and a pledge of $40 million to support the effort.

    My visit left me even more deeply convinced that we not only have a moral obligation to help displaced Iraqi families, but also a serious, long-term, national security interest in ending this crisis.

    Today’s humanitarian crisis in Iraq — and the potential consequences for our national security — are great. Can the United States afford to gamble that 4 million or more poor and displaced people, in the heart of Middle East, won’t explode in violent desperation, sending the whole region into further disorder?

    What we cannot afford, in my view, is to squander the progress that has been made. In fact, we should step up our financial and material assistance. UNHCR has appealed for $261 million this year to provide for refugees and internally displaced persons. That is not a small amount of money — but it is less than the U.S. spends each day to fight the war in Iraq. I would like to call on each of the presidential candidates and congressional leaders to announce a comprehensive refugee plan with a specific timeline and budget as part of their Iraq strategy.

    As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq. They have lost many friends and want to be a part of the humanitarian progress they now feel is possible.

    It seems to me that now is the moment to address the humanitarian side of this situation. Without the right support, we could miss an opportunity to do some of the good we always stated we intended to do.

    Angelina Jolie, an actor, is a UNHCR goodwill ambassador

  • Z

    (… that is all I want to know )

  • Rush L loves Angie and Brad

    Angelina wrote it just like she wrote her other Washington Post op ed piece. She is very very intelligent and that is one of the many facets of her being that Brad so dearly loves about her.

    While you obsessed bottom feeding trolls ranted and raged about a divorce not even your own that happened 3 years ago to a PR created mismatched pair, Angie kept the light shining on refugees who have nothing. Neither Angie nor Brad wasted their time with you negative noncontributing noncaring lower forms of life.

    HaHa, love it. Rush L says that Brad ‘s great love Angie is a woman of substance as compared to a certain nonsubstantial person once in Brad’s past, and he sees why Brad loves his Angie. Rush pushed you idolized friend under a big bus and rolled over her, she who he labeled an unsubstantial person. Oh Happy Day!!!

    Yes, yes, yes, Rush L the darling oracle of the trolls loves Angie and praises Brad. Even though Rush put his own spin on Angie’s words to support his far right postion, he now respects Angie and Brad and he says so. Life is good!!

    Trolls bow down to the Jolie-Pitts, give it up, no one supports your delusional lies, no one. LOL.

  • http://www.lycos.com alex

    I love that important people (like it or not; Rush has a huge following) notice how intelligent Angelina is!! Angelina is Extraordinary and she cares about things that matters and NOT in shallow things like other celebrities!! No one can compare to Angelina!!

    And i especially love this quote from Rush about Brad… “he gone AFTER SUBSTANCE HERE”, YES!! Angelina has SUBTANCE and that cannot be said about Brad’s previous woman’s!!

  • Tru Dat

    and it sort of makes me appreciate this Brad Pitt guy a little more. He’s gone after substance here, is all I’m saying.

  • guli

    Jared—OMG!!! OK, you know I can’t stand this azzhole but it is funny in a weird way :-) She appeals to everyone other than the mini-van majority :lol:

  • QQQQ

    Jeeze like Angie need praise from this racist a**hole.

  • WAVERLY

    Rush limbaugh has done more good for america than anyone in the past 20 years. He is my hero.

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    fcuk rush limbaugh.

    praise the person who wrote it.

  • Marilynn

    I don’t think Angie would put her name on something she didn’t write.

    Aren’t there laws against that? hm.

  • soopx

    Angelina Jolie has written a very nice article.But for some reason i do not trust Rush Limbaugh.

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  • Sunny

    Strange, strange Iraq war supporting bedfellows….

    Rush is a drug abusing blowhard.. Angelina is a … movie actress. Both have fallen for the Bush war party line.

    Yes, by all means… let’s stay in Iraq and get thousands more of our fine young soldiers killed… and thousands more Iraqi civilians. That’s a humanitarian stance. NOT

  • Passing Through

    # 4 Orange Clockwork @ 02/29/2008 at 10:04 pm

    He’s an idiot if he actually thinks she wrote it.

    +++++++++++++++

    You’re an idiot if you think she didn’t. It’s not the first OpEd she’s ever done nor it is the first time she’s written about her experiences with refugees. Get on the clue bus already. The woman was asked to join the Coucil on Foreign Relations for a reason other their her gorgeousness and fame.

  • UNHCR reports

    Angelina Jolie hears stories of suffering, courage from Iraqi refugees

    DAMASCUS, Syria, August 29 (UNHCR) – UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie on Wednesday concluded her first visit to Iraq and Syria, where she heard tales of extraordinary resilience and courage from Iraqi refugees.

    Wanting to learn first-hand about the plight of more than 4 million people uprooted by the conflict in Iraq, Jolie visited a UNHCR registration centre in Damascus on Monday and later spent hours hearing moving stories from refugees in their homes. Some had fled kidnapping and murder attempts and are now struggling to make ends meet and recover some hope for the future.

    Stressing this was a non-political visit, Jolie said she wanted to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis and urged governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners. The UN refugee agency estimates more than 4.2 million Iraqis are now displaced – two million to neighbouring states and another 2.2 million displaced inside Iraq.

    At the makeshift Al Waleed camp inside Iraq, Jolie on Tuesday walked among the tattered tents in a bleak area where there is no running water or electricity, and no respite from the blistering desert heat. She spent a lot of time with sick children and elderly refugees, and inspected a site where UNHCR is building a school for the children among the 1,300 refugees.

    In Damascus she was particularly interested in the plight of Iraqi teenage boys and young men, who, unable to work or attend school, face a bleak future.

    Shortly after getting off a sleepless overnight flight from New York at dawn on Monday, she visited the UNHCR registration centre where some 2,500 Iraqis are registered every week, almost one-quarter of them victims of violence and torture.

    Getting a document proving their refugee status gives them access to UNHCR-subsidized medical care and food assistance. The UN refugee agency also helps Iraqi refugee children get back to school and supplies school uniforms and financial help in some cases.

    Jolie sat down on the floor of a children’s play area and chatted with Iraqi youngsters about their favourite toys. She was charmed to meet a young Iraqi girl called Zahara, the name of her own adopted Ethiopian daughter.

    The actress sat in on a registration clerk’s interview with a man and his family who fled Baghdad after the father narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt. Now out of money, the family depends on the little cash brought in by their 17-year-old son, who irons clothes in a laundry.

    Later she visited the same family in a small rented room shared by 13 people, aged between eight months and 67 years. Jolie, a mother of four, listened intently as one of the women told her that the extended family used to live in a spacious house in Baghdad. Now she can’t even afford diapers for her babies.

    “I can’t imagine how I could manage to take care of my children in these circumstances,” Jolie told the woman,

    In Damascus’s crowded Seida Zeinab area, where Syrians and Iraqis of all ethnicities and religions live harmoniously side by side, she slipped off her shoes and sat on the floor with a young Iraqi man who had been tortured, set on fire and left for dead in Iraq. He has been helped by UNHCR since he came to Damascus.

    The man, who cannot be identified, was thrilled to see UNHCR Community Services Officer Mai Barazi, a regular visitor to refugees in the area. But he didn’t recognize his more famous visitor, guessing only that she might be a fashion model.

    On another home visit, Jolie pledged to find a way to help a 17-year-old boy who lost his sight when he was shot through the head in Baghdad. The boy, a top student, lamented that he has been forced to abandon his dream of becoming a computer engineer.

    But Jolie encouraged him not to give up hopes of studying and achieving something. “There are a lot of people in history who have made a difference despite the fact that they are blind,” she told him. Unfortunately, Jolie added later, the boy does not accept that his blindness is permanent, “So he probably didn’t understand what I was telling him.”

    By Kitty McKinsey
    in Damascus, Syria

  • Passing Through

    # 22 QQQQ @ 02/29/2008 at 10:35 pm

    Jeeze like Angie need praise from this racist a**hole.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah…it’s a little hard to take a Republican with worse drug addictions than most of Hollywood seriously.

  • UNHCR reports

    Angelina Jolie visits Iraq and Iraqi refugees

    28 August 2007

    UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador witnesses humanitarian crisis

    DAMASCUS – UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has visited Iraq and Syria to see first-hand the plight of hundreds of thousands of families uprooted by the ongoing conflict in Iraq.

    The UN refugee agency estimates more than 4.2 million Iraqis have left their homes – 2 million to neighbouring states and another 2.2 million displaced inside Iraq.

    Yesterday in Damascus, Jolie visited a UNHCR registration centre and spent hours talking to Iraqi refugees in their homes. Today, she crossed into Iraq to visit 1,200 refugees trapped in a makeshift camp at the border, unable to flee Iraq, and later watched scores of Iraqis crossing into Syria at a border checkpoint.

    As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie said she would leave politics to others while focusing on the region’s huge humanitarian needs.

    “I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to this humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners,” Jolie said. “My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq.”

    After talking with some of the stranded refugees at Iraq’s Al Waleed camp on Tuesday, Jolie said: “it is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq’s future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face.”

    While in Iraq, she separated from UNHCR to visit privately with U.S. troops and other Multi-National Forces based in the area.

    Jolie arrived in Syria on Monday. In Damascus, she met some of the thousands of Iraqi refugees registering with UNHCR, nearly one-quarter of whom are victims of violence and torture. Tens of thousands are without jobs, and many young people are in danger of losing out on an education and a future. She recognized Syria for its open borders and generosity to Iraqis.

    In late July, UNHCR and UNICEF launched a joint $129 million education appeal aimed at getting 155,000 young Iraqi refugees throughout the Middle East back into school. The United States announced Tuesday that it will contribute $30 million to the appeal.

    Story date: 28 August 2007
    UNHCR Press Releases

  • Orchid

    I don’t know or follow Rush Limbaugh, but I agree when he said that Brad went after substance. Haters can say what they want, Angelina is a woman of substance, nothing like so many others in Hollywood. I won’t mention names.

  • Passing Through

    # 23 WAVERLY @ 02/29/2008 at 10:36 pm

    Rush limbaugh has done more good for america than anyone in the past 20 years. He is my hero.

    +++++++++++++

    This is just about the saddest troll post evah.

  • Let’s be clear

    I wonder if Clint Eastwood was the one who made her a Republican. Not that being a republican is bad you know.. FREDOM OF SPEECH.

    Clint is a very active and very vocal Republican, like Charlon Henston. At least now, we know she’s voting for Mccain

  • tabitha

    testing

  • Mondo Bongo!

    I don’t trust this one….IMO he’s just using Angie to throw a
    punch at the Democrat Party.. Why all of sudden he’s Team JP..?
    this is a cagey old bird mean and slippery as a snake.

  • ha ha ha

    Angelina Jolie highlights humanitarian crisis during Syria and Iraq visits

    DAMASCUS, Syria, August 28 (UNHCR) – UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has visited Iraq and Syria to see first-hand the plight of hundreds of thousands of families uprooted by the conflict in Iraq.

    The UN refugee agency estimates more than 4. 2 million Iraqis have left their homes – 2 million to neighbouring states and another 2.2 million displaced inside Iraq.

    Yesterday in Damascus, Jolie visited a UNHCR registration centre and spent hours talking to Iraqi refugees in their homes. Today, she crossed into Iraq to visit 1,200 refugees trapped in a makeshift camp at the border, unable to flee Iraq, and later watched scores of Iraqis crossing into Syria at a border checkpoint.

    As a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie said she would leave politics to others while focusing on the region’s huge humanitarian needs.

    “I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to this humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners,” Jolie said. “My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the humanitarian plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq.”

    After talking with some of the stranded refugees at Iraq’s Al Waleed camp on Tuesday, Jolie said: “it is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq’s future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face.”

    While in Iraq, she separated from UNHCR to visit privately with US troops and other Multi-National Forces based in the area.

    Jolie arrived in Syria on Monday. In Damascus, she met some of the thousands of Iraqi refugees registering with UNHCR, nearly one-quarter of whom are victims of violence and torture. Tens of thousands are without jobs, and many young people are in danger of losing out on an education and a future. She recognized Syria for its open borders and generosity to Iraqis.

  • Tiger

    I agree with Rush on this. It took guts for her to write this, or even if she didn’t “write it” she signed her name to it. Considering the liberal views of Hollywood it took a lot of guts on her part.

    In saying the troops should stay in Iraq, it is as much as supporting the Republican Party. I don’t believe it is meant to be taken politically, but seriously, they will use it as such without a seond thought. Surely she knew this when she wrote it. Takes guts with the world she surrounds herself with.

    Good for her for standing for the people disreguarding the politics of it. That shows great substance. Not to mention encouraging the public that our troops have made a difference being there That people could return to their homes and feel safe. If our troops being there succeeds at that, i would say it is a war we are winning.

  • Crystal Clear

    Is Angelina a Republican?

    I think she is just a concerned American, a citizen of the world (who knows no borders) and a woman of substance.

  • 100%

    I wonder if Clint Eastwood was the one who made her a Republican. Not that being a republican is bad you know.. FREDOM OF SPEECH.

    Clint is a very active and very vocal Republican, like Charlon Henston. At least now, we know she’s voting for Mccain

    ___________________________________________
    I have to agree. When Obama and Hillary are saying at their top of their lungs that they will leave Iraq as fast as they can and only Mccain is talking about staying, well angie just give herself out.

    I don’t love her less for being a Republican, that would be stupid.

  • Iraq US Embassy announcement

    Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky and Angelina Jolie, Actress and Humanitarian Visit Baghdad to Discuss Humanitarian Efforts

    February 7, 2008

    Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky and Angelina Jolie traveled to Iraq February 7, 2008 to discuss U.S. humanitarian relief efforts for Internally Displaced Persons and conflict victims. They met with key Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and Ministry of Displacement and Migration Abd al-Samad Sultan. They also met with United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Special Representative Steffan De Mistura, discussing the United Nations response to refugee-related issues in the region. Together, both held meetings with locally employed staff at the U.S. Embassy and internally displaced persons, discussing specific cases and needs.

    Ms. Jolie was in the region six months ago on a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) mission addressing these issues. On her return to the United States, she met with representatives of the Department of State, the National Security Council, and the Department of Homeland Security to discuss shared concerns about Internally Displaced Persons. This trip is a follow-up mission to support and implement joint solutions to assist Iraqi’s displaced population.

    “I am concerned as a humanitarian, of course, but I am also concerned as an American about the desperation and aggression that can come from years of neglect and displacement,” Ms. Jolie said.

    While in Baghdad, Under Secretary Dobriansky and Ms. Jolie met with Charge d’Affaires Patricia A. Butenis and General David H. Petraeus. They also shared a meal with members of the Multi-National Forces-Iraq and U.S. Foreign Service Officers.

    Ms. Jolie expressed her strong support and gratitude for the dedication of U.S. troops and Foreign Service Officers. “I was glad to have the opportunity to come to Baghdad and thank them face-to-face,” she said.

  • Passing Through

    # 35 Let’s be clear @ 02/29/2008 at 10:47 pm

    I wonder if Clint Eastwood was the one who made her a Republican. Not that being a republican is bad you know.. FREDOM OF SPEECH.

    Clint is a very active and very vocal Republican, like Charlon Henston. At least now, we know she’s voting for Mccain

    +++++++++++++++

    How does Angie thinking it’s our moral obligation to help fix a mess we created make her a Republican? I feel the same way and believe you me…NOBODY has ever accused me of being a Republican. We can’t just willy-nilly take over other countries, wreak havoc and leave the place in a shambles. Did your mama ever tell you to clean up your own messes so the person behind you didn’t have to do it? If not…no wonder no one will ever visit you at your house….

  • thelookoflove1365

    Referring to Brad , RL wrote
    He’s gone after substance here, is all I’m saying. This really is a good piece.”
    ====
    This is the part I agree with Limbaugh, 100%. Angie is not only beautiful but with substance. I have to re-read his piece and Angie’s op/ed to make sure RL is not spinning it for political advantage in favor of one party.

  • zoe

    deserves all this recognition alright!

  • JARED PLEASE ADD THIS!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-now-drakejolie.0229,0,4291933.story

    (Well done AJ on your Washington Op Piece. Mainstream media is always behind on news that matter. They are still covering Britneys, Paris and other sensational/Tabloid news. ABC news come to mind and their shameless “hatchet” job on AJ. Thank goodness some people are listening and reading the Washington Post OP. )

    Thelma Drake wants Angelina Jolie to testify on Iraq

    BY DAVID LERMAN | 202-824-8224

    WASHINGTON – Virginia Rep. Thelma Drake has a new idea to maintain congressional support for the war in Iraq: Call in Angelina Jolie.

    The movie star – half of the “Brangelina” power couple that rules Hollywood – recently returned from Iraq in her role as a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

    In an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, Jolie called for increased humanitarian support to help Iraqi refugees and said last year’s surge of troops appears to be working.

    Drake, a Norfolk Republican, is pushing to get Jolie to testify to the House Armed Services Committee.

    “Sadly, Ms. Jolie’s positive perspective on the current security situation in Iraq has gone largely unnoticed by the mainstream press,” Drake wrote in a letter to Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., the committee chairman.

    “Ms. Jolie’s experience as a U.N. goodwill ambassador has given her the opportunity to travel to Iraq, speak with our military leadership and gain a ground-view understanding of how our long-term strategic objectives in Iraq and the region are met,” Drake said.

    “As co-chair of the Human Trafficking Caucus, I too share Ms. Jolie’s concerns about the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in Iraq and the well-being of the refugees in neighboring countries.”

    Drake added, “I believe the membership of our committee would gain crucial insight into another important aspect of the conflict from Ms. Jolie’s testimony.”

    Asking celebrities to testify before Congress is hardly unusual. Many Hollywood figures routinely parade themselves before various committees in pursuit of funding for pet projects or to promote myriad causes.

    MIchael J. Fox has lobbied for funding for Parkinson’s disease research and for funding embryonic stem cell research. Everyone from Mary Tyler Moore to Bonnie Raitt and Martin Sheen have made the rounds.

    While few celebrities offer any real expertise on policy matters, lawmakers know that the very presence of Hollywood stars will attract hoards of media attention for whatever cause they are pushing.

    Jolie, of course, can attract television cameras from around the globe.

  • ewwww

    Yuck this is really a Rush Limbaugh thread……

    I’ll go back to the last one

  • QQQQ

    Now this a*sshole is getting free publicity off Angie’s name. I don’t know why this sh*t needed to be a thread. But that’s the way it goes, i guess.

  • Mondo Bongo!

    :lol: …..PT # 34

    :roll:

  • angie is a proud republican

    Clint and Voight would be happy. Nothing to be ashamed to be a proud republican.

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