Fri May 11, 2012, 08:00 AM
monmouth (21,078 posts)
An in-depth and well written piece on the Hollywood event last night.
Obama addressed the crowd shortly after 7 p.m.. He thanked Katzenberg for putting the event together and Clooney for hosting it at his house, according to a pool report. The president noted that he spotted a “Hope” poster, by Shepard Fairey, hanging in Clooney’s house.
“People don't realize that the photograph of me is actually me sitting next to George” at an event when Clooney was advocating on behalf of Darfur, the president told the crowd. “We struck up a friendship,” he said, and then he joked, to much laughter: “This is the first time that George Clooney has actually been photo-shopped out of a picture. Never happened before, will never happen again.”
Obama added: "But the wonderful thing is the artist actually sent George -- some of you have seen this -- a print with my picture and his picture right next to each other with the same -- in the same format. Why he said at the bottom, 'Dope and Hope' I don't know. I don't think that's fair."
As for the record-breaking evening, Obama said: "We raised a lot of money because everybody loves George. They like me, they love him. And rightfully so. Not only is he an unbelievable actor, but he is one of those rare individuals who is at ease with everybody. He seems to occupy a constant state of grace, and uses his extraordinary talents on behalf of something truly important.”
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An in-depth and well written piece on the Hollywood event last night. (Original post)
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Response to CTyankee (Reply #1)
Fri May 11, 2012, 09:05 AM
monmouth (21,078 posts)
2. I'm all over the place looking for them. I would imagine HuffPo will have them
later but will continue to check Hollywood Reporter. The WH.gov site should have them too later on.
Response to monmouth (Reply #2)
Fri May 11, 2012, 09:13 AM
CTyankee (35,072 posts)
3. I could understand if the White House decides that too much publicity about Obama's
Hollywood supporters would be a liability. I'm not so sure. For one thing, Clooney is a humanitarian and goes around the world lending his support to fine causes. I don't think a lot of Americans hate him.
But the repukes are gonna do what they're gonna do: spread the hate on Hollywood.
Response to monmouth (Original post)
Fri May 11, 2012, 09:55 AM
Robbins (2,050 posts)
Some conseratives will be upset since they thought after Robert Downey JR reportly said he wasn't a liberal he might be one of them.
I am guessing since James Brolin went with barbara Streistand to this fundraiser he also behind Obama for reelection.