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Political Rift Drives Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Apart—for Good (Jen is for Bush)
Swift Report ^ | 3/25/05

Posted on 03/28/2005 6:29:11 AM PST by KidGlock

March 28, 2005 Political Rift Drives Jen and Brad Apart—for Good

Jennifer Aniston has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, ending months of speculation that the two had healed the political rift that drove them apart in January. Meanwhile, Mr. Pitt has once again been spotted in the company of liberal activist Angelina Jolie.

Jolie denies plans to run for office, citing 'skeletons in my closet'

By Russell D'Arby

HOLLYWOOD, CA—Jennifer Aniston filed for divorce from Brad Pitt on Friday, ending months of speculation that the two were on the verge of healing the political differences that pushed them apart back in January. Ms. Aniston's divorce petition, filed in California Superior Court, cited irreconcilable differences.

The news came as no surprise to friends of the couple, celebrity watchers and the a-list duo's millions—even billions—of fans. Aniston and Pitt shocked the world earlier this year when they announced that they were formally separating, ending their 4-year marriage.

A red/blue couple When news of the high-profile split hit the airwaves, the Hollywood gossip machine immediately blamed famously liberal actress Angelina Jolie for the split, noting that she and Mr. Pitt had become close during the shooting of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." But sources close to the couple say that it was political differences that drove Mr. Pitt and Ms. Aniston apart—differences that the famously liberal Ms. Jolie only aggravated.

Tension between the stars first appeared during the 2004 presidential election, say sources, when Mr. Pitt chose to throw his "Troy"-buffed weight behind Democratic nominee John Kerry, a move that Ms. Aniston thought was disrespectful to President George W. Bush. "That was what started it all," says a source close to the actress. "She started to feel like she didn't know the man she was living with. That they couldn't even have a conversation without real differences coming out."

Counseling fails The couple reportedly entered into counseling in early February, seeking the high-profile services of Elaine O'Connell, the Washington, DC based therapist who has assisted such famously independent couples as James Carville and Mary Matalin, and Lynn Cheney and her daughter Mary.

But their effort to heal the festering political divisions failed, say friends, when the couple became embroiled in yet another dispute, this one over President Bush's plan to introduce private Social Security accounts. Ms. Aniston, who earns more than $10 million per film, is said to be a strong supporter of Mr. Bush's privatization initiative, while Mr. Pitt has cast his allegiance with such Democratic stalwarts as Senator Harry Reid and the AARP.

Says a source close to the actress: "She just really feels that people should have the freedom to invest their own money, that we don't need a nanny government making those choices for us. That was really the straw that broke the camel's back."

True love—then 9/11 Pitt, 41, and Aniston, 35, began dating in the spring of 1998 and quickly emerged as one of the most watched celebrity couples in Hollywood. They tied the knot in 2000, joined by 200 of their friends as they said "I do" in an extravagant ceremony in Malibu.

But the couple's wedded bliss hit a serious speed bump when hijackers flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center on September 11. Mr. Pitt was reportedly opposed to military action in Afghanistan, while Ms. Pitt believed that the situation demanded a strong military response, not the police action that her new husband seemed to advocate.

A political future? Mr. Pitt has reportedly expressed interest in running for office in the near future, although sources close to the star of "Ocean's Twelve," "Fight Club," and "Seven Years in Tibet" say that he hasn't yet determined whether he will confine his political ambitions to the state level, or enter into the national political fray.

Ms. Jolie, Mr. Pitt's costar and reported romantic interest, doused reports that she plans to run for office over the weekend, telling reporters that "I think I've got too many skeletons in my closet for politics."


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: hollywood; satire; swiftreport
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1 posted on 03/28/2005 6:29:12 AM PST by KidGlock
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To: KidGlock
Ms. Jolie...doused reports that she plans to run for office over the weekend, telling reporters that "I think I've got too many skeletons in my closet for politics."

She probably means that literally.

2 posted on 03/28/2005 6:30:29 AM PST by krb (ad hominem arguments are for stupid people)
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To: KidGlock

BS. She insulted one of the Bush girls, calling the President names to her at the agency she was interning at. Frankly, who cares why to rich stars decide to split.


3 posted on 03/28/2005 6:32:00 AM PST by marty60
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To: KidGlock

I like Jennifer much better now. A woman in Hollywood who thinks that people should invest their own money! Usually it is women that are so liberal...this time Brad Pitt is the liberal nutcase. Go Jennifer!!


4 posted on 03/28/2005 6:33:19 AM PST by cmiller623 (Kerry...the joke is on you and good riddence)
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To: KidGlock
"Mr. Pitt was reportedly opposed to military action in Afghanistan..."

If true then this position provides true insight.
5 posted on 03/28/2005 6:33:25 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1366853/)
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To: krb

"liberal activist Angelina Jolie." No mater how gorgeous they look there is always a flaw. So much for my screen background.


6 posted on 03/28/2005 6:33:49 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (BBTD is back after 5 mos absence.)
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To: KidGlock
I'm sorry but I can't help but think of the Pitt's character "Floyd" in the movie True Romance.

A guy so stoned doing bong hits that he fails to see any danger in front of him.

7 posted on 03/28/2005 6:34:51 AM PST by DCPatriot (Im in the WPPFF)
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To: All

This is from a satire source, folks!


8 posted on 03/28/2005 6:36:23 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: KidGlock

Anniston - apparently only one of few normal one over there in Lala land.


9 posted on 03/28/2005 6:37:34 AM PST by plain talk
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To: KidGlock
I may have to change my opinion of Ms. Aniston.
10 posted on 03/28/2005 6:38:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: KidGlock

I don't believe this report. Not that I'm scurrying through gossip columns and E! entertainment to satisfy some fixation on celebrities, but from what I understand Pitt was the more conservative of the two (ie Lieberman-esque) and Aniston was the flaming lib. I remember Aniston calling Bush an "effing idiot".


11 posted on 03/28/2005 6:38:25 AM PST by 0siris
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To: KidGlock
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Apart—for Good

Dang, that ruined my day for about a nanosecond

12 posted on 03/28/2005 6:39:12 AM PST by Popman (The American Left: Goose Stepping into the Future)
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To: cmiller623

Ditto! Go Jennifer go! I can't believe Troy stud Pitt is a wimpy peace loving tree hugging demoRAT!


13 posted on 03/28/2005 6:39:13 AM PST by baltoga
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To: KidGlock
Ms. Jolie...doused reports that she plans to run for office over the weekend, telling reporters that "I think I've got too many skeletons in my closet for politics."

Too much skeleton between the ears maybe.

14 posted on 03/28/2005 6:40:08 AM PST by Graymatter
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To: DCPatriot
"A guy so stoned doing bong hits that he fails to see any danger in front of him."

And that was the only thing that saved his life when the mob guys came to his house looking for Christian Slater.

15 posted on 03/28/2005 6:40:36 AM PST by joebuck
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To: KidGlock

While I don't think JA is all that, I'd definitely pick her over "buff" Brad :)


16 posted on 03/28/2005 6:40:43 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: baltoga
For all who can't read fine print...

Satire


17 posted on 03/28/2005 6:40:51 AM PST by kpp_kpp
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To: KidGlock
Jolie denies plans to run for office, citing 'skeletons in my closet'

OH MAN! STOPYERKILLIN' ME! ROFLMAO!

Where to begin...?

18 posted on 03/28/2005 6:40:54 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: cmiller623

I know how she feels. A few of my relatives are liberals and I despise them. I can't believe anyone can be as stupid as they are, imagine if you were married to one.


19 posted on 03/28/2005 6:41:00 AM PST by tiki (Won one against the Flipper)
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To: KidGlock
Ms. Aniston, who earns more than $10 million per film, is said to be a strong supporter of Mr. Bush's privatization initiative, while Mr. Pitt has cast his allegiance with such Democratic stalwarts as Senator Harry Reid and the AARP.

How bias sneaks in, without appearing as bias: "Ms. Aniston -- a fabulously wealthy, greedy and cold-blooded supporter of President Bush disagrees with Mr. Pitt who is a loyal supporter of causes which help the elderly."

20 posted on 03/28/2005 6:41:10 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: cmiller623

Have you ever read that Jennifer publicly stated that she backed Bush? Hollywood is famous for their publicity stunts. Remember when Eastwood came out and made a remark about Moore. It coinsided with the release of his movie. Why didn't he make the comment befor the election?


21 posted on 03/28/2005 6:41:19 AM PST by Hold DiMayo
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To: marty60
BS exactly:
Jennifer Aniston: "Bush is a f---ing idiot." What a lady. from the 3/24/2003 NY Post
"We pass her in the hall, and Brad would say, 'Heyyy, Jenna, wanna beer?'" "Friends" star Jennifer Aniston, on teasing first daughter Jenna Bush this summer when she interned at Aniston's and Pitt's management company. from the Philadelphia Daily News, 9/4/2001.
Aniston is a typical hollywood liberal.
22 posted on 03/28/2005 6:41:43 AM PST by IrishGOP (God bless and save Terri)
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To: KidGlock

SATIRE, SATIRE, SATIRE

Not real, people.


23 posted on 03/28/2005 6:42:31 AM PST by tomahawk (http://tomahawkblog.blogspot.com/)
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To: All

Satire Alert!


24 posted on 03/28/2005 6:42:32 AM PST by KevinDavis (Let the meek inherit the Earth, the rest of us will explore the stars!)
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To: mountaineer

Thanks... it read like satire with a lot of tongue in cheek.


25 posted on 03/28/2005 6:42:34 AM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: KidGlock

To bad Brad is going for sin (that girl, what's her name) and liberalism, he'll regret it all someday


26 posted on 03/28/2005 6:42:43 AM PST by Scythian
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To: KidGlock

bwahahahahahaha


27 posted on 03/28/2005 6:42:52 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: KidGlock

"Aniston and Pitt shocked the world earlier this year when they announced that they were formally separating"

Why would anyone be "shocked", since most Hollywierdo marriages are like just like their movies, all fiction.


28 posted on 03/28/2005 6:43:07 AM PST by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: Petronski; cyborg
Ping! Check this! Who knew??

(Wow, I was harsh on Jen, I thought she was just avoiding having kids with him in favor of her career per earlier threads. Who knew their differences ran more deep, oops...)

29 posted on 03/28/2005 6:44:44 AM PST by fortunecookie
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To: mountaineer

Oh heck, don't stop 'em (I think your comment is going to get lost in the flood anyway..). Let 'em get worked up enough about it to start needlessly firing off emails first... :)


30 posted on 03/28/2005 6:45:13 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: IrishGOP

Yep. But look how fast people are to jump on her side based on one gossip column.


31 posted on 03/28/2005 6:45:35 AM PST by marty60
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To: KidGlock
Well golleee, Jennifer Aniston is smart...
Living with a moonbat has gotta hurt..
Gotta give it to her (if this is is true)..
Pulling the plug after 4 years beats living through more years with probably kids too.. Drain the liberal swamp.. and wash that bat right out of her hair.. If only President Bush knew this..

Go girl.. Might hurt her career though..
Moonbats are nasty mean critters..

32 posted on 03/28/2005 6:46:40 AM PST by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: joebuck
Ah...yes. "Clarence".....

I think that movie is a classic!

One of my all-time favorites.

Right up there with The Pope of Greenwich Village

33 posted on 03/28/2005 6:47:57 AM PST by DCPatriot (Im in the WPPFF)
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To: KidGlock
Says a source close to the actress: "She just really feels that people should have the freedom to invest their own money, that we don't need a nanny government making those choices for us. That was really the straw that broke the camel's back."

This is good news. She wants freedom to make choices for herself. Something the DU faithful can't do/don't want to do. Jen could possibly be a budding Republican, and a high profile one, too. And a woman, since so many DUmmies liken Republicans to male chauvinists.

34 posted on 03/28/2005 6:50:00 AM PST by fortunecookie
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To: KidGlock

I will never understand how people can let politics ruin a marriage.


35 posted on 03/28/2005 6:50:51 AM PST by stuartcr
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To: Bringbackthedraft

How does politics flaw her looks?


36 posted on 03/28/2005 6:52:22 AM PST by stuartcr
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To: KidGlock
What a great post, stuff I would never have known and probably didn't need to.

I don't read the supermarket tabloids (except for covers when I'm standing in line, people think I'm crazy 'cause I just start laughing).

A female conservative Hollyweird actress leaves every woman's dream body because she can't stand his liberal politics?

Uh, I should 'splain. I start with a woman's body, then check out her brain. If her brain doesn't cut it, I move on.

I live in Liberal Hellhole Boston, and while there are lot-O-bodies, there aren't many conservative female brains.

This red/blue politico Hollyweird split should be hugh national news!

Foxnews should make this into a special, unless they choose Dohraldo.

BTW, I didn't know Brad Pitt was an outspoken RAT, but I think he does the best crazy person in the movies ever, i.e. 12 Monkeys and Fight Club.

37 posted on 03/28/2005 6:52:58 AM PST by benjaminjjones
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To: KidGlock

Billions of fans?

Shes a republican?

Highly dubious article


38 posted on 03/28/2005 6:55:09 AM PST by skaterboy (Hope baby is ok boobookitty)
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To: mountaineer

LOL!! Suckered me in!! (It pays to read through the replies before posting one...)


39 posted on 03/28/2005 6:57:11 AM PST by Ladysmith (Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: kpp_kpp

I thought it had to be satire after reading earlier reports of her vicious comments about the President. Outside of that, though, there's nothing outrageous enough to flag it as a satirical piece. Maybe it's just because we expect wierdness and obsession over relationships coming out of Hollywood.


40 posted on 03/28/2005 6:57:16 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Everything that I've written on it for the past two years is GONE!)
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To: KidGlock

Brad, you're no Arnie Schwarzenegger. Better stay out of politics, bloke.


41 posted on 03/28/2005 6:59:14 AM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.d)
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To: mountaineer

You are RIGHT! Below is ANOTHER story from this website...and I don't think there's much truth in it either!!




March 25, 2005
Christian 'Conception' Parties Raise Ire, Eyebrows
Thousands of Christian couples plan to celebrate the occasion of their savior's creation by attending 'conception parties' tonight, intimate gatherings where the conception of the world's most famous baby is lovingly reenacted. Fans of the pro-life parties say that theirs is a way of livening up the culture of life. But some Christians say that they're uncomfortable celebrating the pregnancy of a teenage girl, even if the father was a heavenly one.


42 posted on 03/28/2005 7:05:15 AM PST by Maria S (Some church members who sing "Standing on the Promises" are just sitting on the premises.)
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To: KidGlock

Hilarious!
This is a little more subtle than 'The Onion' or 'Scrappleface', so a big, bold "SATIRE" in the thread title would.... ah, nevermind! That's no fun.


43 posted on 03/28/2005 7:10:40 AM PST by Lancey Howard (....tick.... tick.... tick.... tick....)
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To: KidGlock
Ms. Jolie, Mr. Pitt's costar and reported romantic interest, doused reports that she plans to run for office over the weekend, telling reporters that "I think I've got too many skeletons in my closet for politics."

Satire or not, that's just bad writing. I mean who even knew they were having elections over the weekend?

44 posted on 03/28/2005 7:12:45 AM PST by metesky ("Maine: Last to know; First to go.")
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To: KidGlock

Extremely well-written satire here.


45 posted on 03/28/2005 7:13:41 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: KidGlock

I knew this could not be true, because Aniston said nasty things about President Bush before she even married Brad.


46 posted on 03/28/2005 7:16:26 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Ms Jolie does have some redeeming qualities. She gave $1million to the tsunami relief effort and I admire how she is raising her children. Gifts are not material things but travel. Perhaps enough travel will broaden her mind and convert her to the right side in politics.
47 posted on 03/28/2005 7:17:58 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: KidGlock
Aniston ripped President Bush a new one in her ROLLING STONE interview that came hit the stands just before 911. Bush was one of the stupidist human beings on the planet according to her.

Aniston is a spolied Hollywood Lib.

48 posted on 03/28/2005 7:20:03 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A joke.


49 posted on 03/28/2005 7:28:26 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

Me too.


50 posted on 03/28/2005 7:29:17 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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