Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Let the star wars begin

In an interview in today's New York Times entertainment mogul and deep-pocketed Democratic Party political donor David Geffen had some not-so nice things to say about Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Geffen is particularly put off by the Clintons' slipperiness when it comes to integrity:

Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it’s troubling.

Fair enough. I don't even think the Clinton's biggest booster would deny that Bill and Hillary are comfortable in the time-honored political tradition of not always telling the truth and nothing but the truth. If they seem particularly good at it, that's part of why the Clinton name has been relevant for so long.

Anway, Geffen's comments were probably more representative of a political fundraising turf battle for the west side of Los Angeles -- with the Barack Obama-supporting Geffen pitting himself against his Hillary-touting bold face counterparts -- than a disturbing moral dilemma he is working his way through.

Still, I learned something new today. It was my mistake, but I've always ranked Geffen's professions of movie producer and record executive pretty low on my sincerity scale. It's their own fault -- this conclusion has come exclusively from the way they are portrayed in the movies they produce and the music they executive.

Now I know better. The next time a fast talking man with an even tan, white shiny teeth and an easy smile tells you he wants to do lunch, make sure to clear your schedule.

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