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Angelina Jolie Backs Barack Obama?

Angelina Jolie Backs Barack Obama?

Angelina Jolie opens up to the German edition of Vanity Fair about everything from politics to her newborn twins. Here are some choice quotes via Us Weekly:

On why she could be voting for Barack Obama: “Obama is fighting for international justice, he wants to intervene militarily in genocides abroad, and he wants to close down Guantanamo Bay. They are things which could move me to vote for him, not his roots. Of course, an American president like Barack Obama would be great for my family but would not be a reason to vote for someone.” (On Monday, Brad carried a notebook with a Obama sticker on it.)

On why she’s proud of the USA: “I am very proud of being American, and all my children have got American passports. For me, our family is just what America is – a melting pot, a mixture of many different races and nations. My children should be proud of their Asian and African roots, but that in no way means [is] a lack of respect for the fact that they and their parents are Americans.”

On her twins Knox and Vivienne (3-months-old on Sunday): “It’s a damned arduous business, and we are often simply whacked out because it is twice as hard with two babies as with one. But it also makes for double the fun. After we flew back from Europe, we were all suffering a bit from jetlag. We were all in bed early, but at half past four, they were awake and making a real racket… Brad took care of them. He said to me, ‘Go back to sleep, you’re back to work in the morning,’ and moved into the kids’ room with them. He is an astounding father, full of devotion… [Knox and Vivienne] have quite similar, stable rhythms. Every three hours they get hungry, then I have to satisfy them. But that’s OK, the two of them are totally sweet. When you see them, you think they were made for each other. They laugh together, they sniff each other, touch each other. It is beautiful.”

On struggling to find alone time with Brad: “Sometimes, at the end of the day, we try to retire to the bathroom to be undisturbed,” she says. “But then [the kids] hear the water running and want to come in and, yet again, we are all together. But that doesn’t disturb us because they are great kids.”

On how fame has changed motherhood for her: “I would like to have more freedom, especially to have the chance to be more spontaneous with my kids. Would I like to be able to walk through the streets with my kids? Of course. Would I like to be able to wander around Manhattan and buy them an ice cream like other mothers? Of course. But it is not possible. On the other hand, every morning I wake up with the people who are the most dear to me in the whole world. That’s why I don’t feel isolated from that, which is important to me. It helps, of course, that Brad knows all about it, but he’s experienced it even more than me. We often talk about it and try to make the best of things. But I am very grateful for our life and everything that we have.”

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  • HI THERE

    FIRST

  • First time

    IDK… lol, but first!!

  • OBAMA
  • vickifromtexas

    it sounds like they are enjoying love, life and family so much.

  • http://buzzword101.com Jadewillowmilian

    Yea Angelina, also does anyone else think that Shiloh will look like Sophie monk when she gets older

    They look really similar to me

  • Shar

    Might as well back the one whose gonna win!!

  • ebmo

    In the first 10!!!!

  • crabbie

    Great, now I know who to vote for.

  • Nicole

    YOU ARE SO DESPERATE, JARED! WHY DON’T YOU INCLUDE THE FULL QUOTE, WHERE SHE SAID THAT’S NOT ENOUGH REASON TO VOTE FOR HIM? IDIOT.

    Here it is:

    “Obama is fighting for international justice, he wants to intervene militarily in genocides abroad, and he wants to close down Guantanamo Bay,” she tells the German edition of Vanity Fair. “They are things which could move me to vote for him, not his roots. Of course, an American president like Barack Obama would be great for my family.”

    Still, Jolie – whose father, Jon Voight, has endorsed John McCain – says just because Obama would be a good example for her family isn’t “reason enough to vote for him.”

  • kristina

    loved the interview, wow, Angelina is the best, so sweet to read about how much she loves her chlidren, and how devoted a mother she is. Angelina is my favorite actress, such a nice person :)

  • ellen

    Jared, I like your site and I support Obama totally, but the headline is really misleading… Angelina says she COULD vote for Barack Obama, not that she will for certain.

  • http://justjared.com Belle

    Producer Thinks ‘Salt’ Substitute Angelina Jolie Will Make For Spicy Dish

    http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/10/10/producer-thinks-salt-substitute-angelina-jolie-will-make-for-spicy-dish/

  • Shut-up

    THIS IS FROM US WEEKLY. Is it not the same quote all the magazines have been re-quoting over and over again!!! I dno’t believe any bottom feeding magazine until Peole report it and Angie is taped saying it.

  • Andrómeda

    Good for her!!
    Thanks for the new thread JJ

  • ebmo

    OT
    Did anyone read the remarks Lauren Becall made about Tom Cruise? She said he was a maniac (among other things)

  • Changeling

    Clips and Behind the Scenes of Changeling: http://www.traileraddict.com/tags/changeling

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  • indiesr

    Loved the interview. Still waiting for the magazine to come out, can hardly wait. :)

  • elizabeth

    she is amazing. but im sure all the republicans are gunna come out in full force and bash her for supporting obama

  • http://justjared Felinelilly

    ebmo @ 10/10/2008 at 4:41 pm OT
    Did anyone read the remarks Lauren Becall made about Tom Cruise? She said he was a maniac (among other things)
    ———————
    LOL. I didn’t read it but that’s funny.
    ————
    Thanks Jared for the new thread.
    Whoever she ends up voting for, won’t change my opinion of her.

  • Shar

    test

  • mina

    Cant wait for the Magazine to come out!!!!!!!!!!! Love them!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lillianne

    Jared I can’t wait til we can see some new pictures of those babies!! I know you’ll come through for us.

  • elle

    FANTASTIC!!!!

  • God’s power

    She can vote for McCain if she wants to, she is free, is her right. But i am voting for OBAMA, he is the best choice and i am praying daily for his victory, and God will make him our next president, with or without Angelina’s vote. GOD BLESS OBAMA.

  • ebmo

    OT FOR:
    HI VickieFromTexas!!

    (Heard from the ex , errr MY EX, who lives down in Plano today for the first time in 2 years….would have much rather been talking to you! )

    Lot of nice stuff about The Family, no?

  • bdj

    Thanks for all the new threads. Let’s all get out there and vote for your candidate of choice. This is a crucial election and every vote counts. No, preaching, youtube video(I’m scared) or PSA, just the facts. AJ is an inspirational woman and great humanitarian. Best wishes to the entire family.

  • bdj

    Correction: No preaching, youtube video(I’m scared) or PSA, just the facts. Vote.

  • tara

    Eh, well I’m not voting the same as her but we all have our own opinions. This isn’t much of a surprise to me.

  • Kiki

    She isn’t close to Jon Voight so doubtfully would follow his rabid support of McCain!!!!

    Because she’s involved with the United Nations she’s careful not to fully declare her position publicly; however, Brad has supported Senator Obama (a distant cousin) and, therefore, Angelina will be voting for him on her Absentee Ballot, too!

    Angelina and Celine Dion have distant lineage to Hillary Clinton….other reasons to vote for Senator Obama.

    Forgive my forthrightness but nobody in their right mind would vote for the McCain-Palin ticket.

  • stefanie

    Angie’s for Obama?
    Great!!! It makes my vote for McCain even more significant.

  • gaye

    Love Angelina!

    She seems to truly love being a mother.
    She seems to value Brad as a partner and as a father to the kids.

    And again, it reinforces the reason why these 2 got together – they share the same goals and values. And that they love and are attracted to each other seals the deal.

    If these weren’t Brad and Angelina but our neighbors or family members, we would be SOOOOO happy for them and admire their union.

  • mountaingirl

    Now my vote goes to the republicans, with Jolie backing obaha, i am clear he is the wrong person for the white house.

  • ebmo

    Angelina has been very careful not to endorse any candidate.

    I do not think she will publically . She has to work with both parties for her interest in displaced children and refugees.

  • Rawad

    Fell in love with you and everything that you are , Angelina Jolie ! You just keep amazing me :) and she closed her interview with a thought of GRATITUDE how profound and aware is that woman!!! :D!

  • ebmo

    Before political arguments errupt over Jolie’s stance. PLEASE read the ENTIRE article. She did not endorse ANYONE:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/angelina-jolie-obama-woul_n_133705.html

  • vickifromtexas

    # 26 ebmo @ 10/10/2008 at 4:50 pm OT FOR:
    HI VickieFromTexas!!

    (Heard from the ex , errr MY EX, who lives down in Plano today for the first time in 2 years….would have much rather been talking to you! )

    Lot of nice stuff about The Family, no?
    ===============================
    maybe you won’t have to hear from your ex for another 2 years.
    we are being spoiled with the jolie pitt threads.
    i hope you are having a great day. hugs.

  • oh yes

    easy, easy here! She is pretentious, I’ll give you that and fake on top of it. But she has great t*ts!!!

  • ebmo

    # 39 oh no @ 10/10/2008 at 5:10 pm
    “Why don’t you show some humanity and safe us from your view?”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Why don’t YOU show us some humanity and SAVE us from your illiterate posts?

  • Angie’s LUV

    Brad has gone to Germany alone. Was that all, one publicity’s stunt? Why all of them didn’t go to Berlin? I guess that moving to Berlin was a lie to give them some space from all rumors.

    Angie probably was never going to join him in Berlin,but let people think they all are in Berlin together while they are not.

  • eira

    i love them so much..thanks JJ

  • ebmo

    42 ? @ 10/10/2008 at 5:14 pm
    ++++++++++++++++
    Read the article. She and the kids are meeting him there.

  • D. kay

    Oh, no………is your root canal freezing wearing off? You give ‘ugly’ new meaning dip sh..t.

    Why don’t you just scoot off now, humanely, and save us from YOU…..by the way, did your mother have any kids that lived?

  • bostine

    Brad sounds like a great partner.

  • Victoria

    Why are they voting in the election? She won’t even give birth in America.

  • Jill

    Hold up… isn’t Aniston also backing Obama?

    Wonder how the Jenhags are going to spin this?

  • Mr and Mrs Smith

    ? @ 10/10/2008 at 5:14 pm

    Brad has gone to Germany alone.
    ______________________________________

    In 2006, Angie was in Los Angeles with Brad, Brad went to India with Angie, Angie went to New Orleans with Brad. In 2007, Angie went to New Orleans with Brad, Brad went to Prague with Angie, Brad went to Chicago with Angie, Angie went to New York with Brad, Brad went to Los Angeles with Angie. In 2008, Angie went to Texas with Brad. So you mean to tell me that after being together as a family everytime they’re filming, NOW, they decide to change that? Don’t think so. As Brad said, “they keep the brood together”.

  • ebmo

    47 Victoria @ 10/10/2008 at 5:20 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Because they are American citizens and american Taxpayers.

  • Jill

    ? @ 10/10/2008 at 5:14 pm
    Brad has gone to Germany alone.
    ***************************************************

    In your wildest dreams, honey. They travel as a team, yanno?

    Once and for all, just give it up. He is NOT going back to Fugly.

  • BAMPZSKV#1

    Love to read her interview.
    Love this family.

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