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Hollywood on the Potomac
bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | 9/14/09 | Jason Killian Meath

Posted on 12/13/2009 1:26:57 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege

"So many big name stars, singers and sports legends have visited Washington over the years, the city is often referred to as “Hollywood on the Potomac.” So, that’s the title of my new book (available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Borders) featuring over 200 photographs and stories that detail the fascination between Hollywood stars and Washington power-players — from Presidents Truman through Obama."

"Somehow late night talk shows became a logical first step for politicians to reach voters. Somehow rock stars became a political voice of the disenfranchised. Somewhere along the way, American politics and pop culture personalities began to blend.

Blame it on Ike letting cameras into the White House, and perhaps Clinton blowing his sax on The Arsenio Hall Show – ‘celebrity creep’ into American politics seems to spread over time. Each campaign and each candidate changes the rules, receiving endorsements from big stars and taking lots and lots of their money."

"Nowadays, celebrities share political panels and campaign stages with candidates regularly. The lines have been blurred. Americans have grown so accustomed to the nexus between Hollywood and politics that they are electing many familiar faces — Singer Sonny Bono and Love Boat purser Fred Grandy became Congressmen, action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger became a two-term governor, and actor Ronald Reagan became a two-term President. How did they do it? When asked by a group of students which experiences best prepared him for the presidency, Reagan once said, “You’d be surprised how much being a good actor pays off.”

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; History
KEYWORDS: andrewbreitbart; bho44; breitbart; celebrity; fourth100days; hollywood; politics; popculture

1 posted on 12/13/2009 1:26:58 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

I have heard Washington D.C. referred to as “Hollywood for ugly people....” kinda fits, huh?


2 posted on 12/13/2009 1:29:39 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: john drake
I have heard Washington D.C. referred to as “Hollywood for ugly people....” kinda fits, huh?

In July/August go to DC and spend a couple weekday lunchtimes camped out on the lawn of the Library of Congress that runs alongside Independence Ave SE just before it jogs right and becomes Penn Ave SE, watching as the female interns and Congressional staffers walk by to get to/from the 100-300 block Penn Ave eateries.

You'll quickly learn just how inaccurate that statement is. :-D
3 posted on 12/13/2009 2:17:35 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Let me clarify; not the worker bees, but the “stars” i.e., the politicians. The “ugly” people know that power attracts all kinds, especially attractive, beautiful interns, to be used and tossed (for various purposes and various reasons). Yes, I agree regarding your observations of the interns, however they’re not the ones destroying our nation, the “ugly” ones are.


4 posted on 12/13/2009 3:05:45 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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