Skip to comments.Wyclef Jean Talks Sarah Palin
Posted on 09/14/2011 1:01:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
WYCLEFS BIG ON PALIN: On Monday night, at about the time the Republican presidential hopefuls were onstage to debate in Tampa, Wyclef Jean was at the Urban Zen Center in the West Village talking the future of the American right. Donna Karan was hosting an after party for her Donna Karan Collection show which earlier that day doubled as the opening of an exhibit of the Haitian artwork that had inspired the show. When the Haitian-born Jean arrived, Karan made sure to point out that both she and he are Libras. Despite his recent failed presidential bid in Haiti, the rapper still showed a penchant for politics, speaking at length about his a laptop per child initiative and his recent role as ambassador at large (I have a diplomatic passport, he said.) He was also at ease talking American politics.
I have to tell you this: I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin, the former Fugee said. Cause shes rad. Shes shrewd. Shes cool. Because at the end of the day, Im for the people, because this is the United States of America...this is what Americas really about. Anyone should have the right to say, Look I can do the job and this is what qualifies me to do the job. .Now my wife probably will debate and disagree with me.
Seeming to sense a little bit of disbelief, he qualified his statement.
Im not saying she could be the next president, you know, but theres something about her. Heavy debates in my house. Whenever I say Sarah Palin, people think Im crazy, but I like her, I do. I can like whoever. This is America, right?
“I can like whoever. This is America, right?”
You’re in the entertainment business - you should know better.
I agree...she has more support on the left than what’s being measured!
That said...I find myself suddenly becoming a Wyclef Jean fan!
I was really hoping he could have run for President of Haiti. He has seen the poverty of the people there (grew up that way in fact) and has seen what freedom and liberty can do here in America.
He’s in for it now. Democrats hate it when blacks leave the plantation.
So true!! Waiting for the "Uncle Tom" and "sellout" charges to come flying at any moment.
I wonder what happened to all the money he collected for earthquake relief. Iirc, there was some uncertainty ...
You are doing our country a great service and to your friends, also! THANK YOU! And, also, for updating me what Newt said about Sarah’s speech.
Wouldn't surprise me in the least to see some of those very same critics now holding him up as a brilliant visionary.
Wyclef Jean? I’m stunned. This is the same guy whoboycotted Cincinnati in the 90’s over the police shooting.
Well I think even in that case it wasnt appropriate to be ripping on him fo running for president of Haiti. It wasnt remotely the same as, say, socialist entertainers like Sean Penn, Barbara Streisand, Matt Damon and others who actively tried to lecture and overwhelm Americans with their uneducated viewpoints. This was someone merely trying to improve the nation he was born in like anyone might feel obliged to do. And on top of that, Jean probably could have done a far better job than the crooks who have made Haiti the most impovershed nation in the West Hemisphere and more violent than most African or South American nations. And he has protested against things he felt were wrong (Cinncinati boycott) but he has never tried to lecture fans on how his way of doing things was the right way. Nor has he bad mouthed Americans within the confines of another country a la Dixie Chicks. So it was never the same.
um..is it seriously the conservative default line to always side with the police in the first place? The police force is just as corrupt an institution as anything else. I am personally acquainted with some very honorable officers but just as well aware of the ones who get away with massive abuse of powers without being held accountable and brought to justice.
Not every accusation of racism is without basis.
Luckily Wyclef can see that Sarah Palin is not a racist.
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