Obama ’92 Faces Tough Challenges

When the socially conscious star [Brad Pitt] offered to help the Democratic contender’s [Barack Obama] presidential campaign, he was turned down, our sources report.

The overture was made through intermediaries, and it’s not known whether the Illinois senator was even aware of Pitt’s offer to make appearances on his behalf.

Obama’s advisers felt Pitt was “a great guy,” said a knowledgeable source, but they didn’t want their candidate – who already has the endorsements of Pitt pals George Clooney and Matt Damon – to appear to be “too Hollywood.”

What’s more, as politically correct as Pitt’s partner, Angelina Jolie, is now, the source ruminated that it might be hard for some Americans to forget that she used to wear a vial of blood around her neck.
(Rush and Malloy)

A few things about Angelina Jolie that might make her a less-than-ideal political advocate in the eyes of the American people:

-The part where she broke up a marriage
-The part where people tend to view celebrities with political agendas as meddlesome and arrogant
-Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
-The part where there’s still an undeniable sexist anxiety about “powerful” women in politics
-Maddox and his tongue/mohawk
-Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
-The part where she broke up a marriage

A few things about Angelina Jolie that really don’t pose a campaign hurdle for any politician considering an endorsement from her Brad Pitt for that matter) because they are an off-hand detail dropped in some German magazine interview and no one really remembers them, they have no political ramifications, and remain far remote from the moral disturbance caused by breaking up a marriage/Life or Something Like It:

-That she used to wear a vile of blood (Billy Bob Thornton) around her neck

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