Thursday, March 16

Cute blonde = political dollars

I booted up the computer this morning and was shocked and dismayed to see that I hadn't posted anything yesterday. SHOCKED! DISMAYED! But yesterday was Pamela's last day in the office, and everyone was pretty occupied with that, so the fact that I got no work done as well as no posting isn't really that surprising. Today is a bit of a catch-up day, so after this post and once I get the news up, I'll be digging in to the May cover story.
I've never considered myself a big fan of Jessica Simpson, though I bought the In This Skin CD, and yes, we do have a copy of The Dukes of Hazzard movie at home. I think she's going to get shafted by Nick Lachey in the divorce proceedings, and that's a drag, because really, she (and her manager dad) have done much better than Nick since their cheesy Newlyweds show went off the air, and she shouldn't have to pay him for that. She's also started a charity called Operation Smile, a non-profit venture offering free plastic surgery for disadvantaged children overseas with facial deformities.
The big news today is about Simpson "snubbing" President Bush, by refusing to lobby for Operation Smile at a Republican fundraiser in D.C. Simpson's reasoning is that, as a bi-partisan charity, she won't showcase it at a Rebublican meet-and-greet, perhaps turning off other political parties and their members. I say, good for her. Of course, getting face time with the president when you're promoting a charity is good. But I think the Republicans are using her charity as a reason to have her there, and they would then publicize her presence, bringing in the fat-cat, high-roller perverts who would donate any amount of money for the opportunity to meet her.
The Republicans are on damage control today, making it look like Simpson is ridiculous for neglecting this "opportunity to lobby the president on behalf of Operation Smile." They even throw in how partisanship never stops Bono and his charity lobbying. Huh. Interesting argument, but I think they'll find that Bono doesn't do Republican get-togethers either, and when he meets with the president, it's done at the White House, in the Rose Garden, with other world leaders.
I like that Simpson is standing up for what she believes in, and I hope that today's media reports and news don't cause her to change her mind.


Anonymous said...

Jessica....This just tells me how much you feel about your feel good charity.

-T. said...

I don't really think its as much a reflection of her belief system as much as it is that she doesn't like hanging out with the "unpopular" crowd..and with 36% approval ratings, Bush definately doesn't qualify as one of the "cool" people. LOL