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  • So who would be better to judge foreign affairs.....

    Washington or Hollywood???


    President George W. Bush: Received a Bachelors Degree from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He served as an F-102 pilot for the Texas Air National Guard. He began his career in the oil and gas business in Midland in 1975 and worked in the energy industry until 1986. He was elected Governor on November 8, 1994, with 53.5 percent of the vote. In a historic re-election victory, he became the first Texas Governor to be elected to consecutive four-year terms on November 3, 1998 winning 68.6 percent of the vote. In 1998 Governor Bush won 49 percent of the Hispanic vote, 27 percent of the African-American vote, 27 percent of Democrats and 65 percent of women. He won more Texas counties, 240 of 254, than any modern Republican other that Richard Nixon in 1972 and is the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to win the heavily Hispanic and Democratic border counties of El Paso, Cameron and Hidalgo. (Someone began circulating a false story about his I.Q. being lower than any other President. If you believed it, you might want to go to URBANLEGENDS.COM and see the truth.)

    Vice President Dick Cheney: Earned a B.A. in 1965 and a M.A. in 1966, both in political science. Two years later, he won an American Political Science Association congressional fellowship. One of Vice President Cheney's primary duties is to share with individuals, members of Congress and foreign leaders, President Bush's vision to strengthen our economy, secure our homeland and win the War on Terrorism. In his official role as President of the Senate, Vice President Cheney regularly goes to Capital Hill to meet with Senators and members of the House of Representatives to work on the Administration's legislative goals. In his travels as Vice President, he has seen first hand the great demands the war on terrorism is placing on the men and women of our military, and he is proud of the tremendous job they are doing for the United States of America.

    Secretary of State Colin Powell: Was educated in the New York City public schools, graduating from the City College of New York (CCNY), where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in geology. He also participated in ROTC at CCNY and received a commission as an Army second lieutenant upon graduation in June 1958. His further academic achievements include a Master of Business Administration Degree from George Washington University. Secretary Powell is the recipient of numerous U.S. and foreign military awards and decorations. Secretary Powell's civilian awards include two Presidential Medals of Freedom, the President's Citizens Medal, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Secretary of State Distinguished Service Medal, and the Secretary of Energy Distinguished Service Medal. Several schools and other institutions have been named in his honor and he holds honorary degrees from universities and colleges across the country.

    Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: Attended Princeton University on Scholarship (AB, 1954) and served in the U.S. Navy (1954-57) as a Naval aviator ; Congressional Assistant to Rep. Robert Griffin (R-MI), 1957-59; U.S. Representative, Illinois, 1962-69; Assistant to the President, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Director of the Cost of Living Council, 1969-74; U.S. Ambassador to NATO, 1973-74; head of Presidential Transition Team, 1974; Assistant to the President, Director of White House Office of Operations, White House Chief of Staff, 1974-77; Secretary of Defense, 1975-77

    Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge: Was raised in a working class family in veterans' public housing in Erie. He earned a scholarship to Harvard, graduating with honors in 1967. After his first year at The Dickinson School of Law, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served as an infantry staff sergeant in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning to Pennsylvania, he earned his Law Degree and was in private practice before becoming Assistant District Attorney in Erie County. He was elected to Congress in 1982. He was the first enlisted Vietnam combat veteran elected to the U.S. House, and was overwhelmingly re-elected six times.

    National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice: Earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. (Note: Rice enrolled at the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating at 19 with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (Cum Laude). She earned a Master's Degree at the University of Notre Dame and a Doctorate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies. Both of her advanced degrees are also in Political Science.) She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. At Stanford, she has been a member of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, a Senior Fellow of the Institute for International Studies, and a Fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution. Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions. From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military. She was a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco. Born November 14, 1954 in Birmingham, Alabama, she earned her bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver in 1974; her Master's from the University of Notre Dame in 1975; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver in 1981. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College in 1991, the University of Alabama in 1994, and the University of Notre Dame in 1995. She resides in Washington, D.C.

    Barbra Streisand : Completed high school
    Career: Singing and acting

    Cher: Dropped out of school in 9th grade.
    Career: Singing and acting

    Martin Sheen Flunked exam to enter University of Dayton.
    Career: Acting

    Jessica Lange Dropped out college mid-freshman year.
    Career: Acting

    Alec Baldwin Dropped out of George Washington U. after scandal
    Career: Acting

    Julia Roberts Completed high school
    Career: Acting

    Sean Penn Completed High school
    Career: Acting

    Susan Sarandon Degree in Drama from Catholic University of America
    in Washington, D.C.
    Career: Acting

    Ed Asner Completed High school
    Career: Acting

    George Clooney Briefly attended Northern Kentucky University (was a community college at the time, flunked out in record time)
    Career: Acting

    Michael Moore Dropped out first year University of Michigan.
    Career: Movie Director (professional ******* would also be acceptable)

    Sarah Jessica Parker: Completed High School
    Career: Acting

    Jennifer Anniston: Completed High School
    Career: Acting

    Mike Farrell Completed High school
    Career: Acting

    Janeane Garofelo Dropped out of College.
    Career: Stand up comedienne

    Larry Hagman Attended Bard College for one year.
    Career: Acting
    I'll post, You argue.

  • #2
    You forget Alec Baldwin: Has a graduate degree from the University of *******s.

    [ 03-18-2003, 01:54 PM: Message edited by: Mitzi1 ]

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    • #3
      mitzi -- look again! he's on the list.
      I'll post, You argue.

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      • #4
        But you got the wrong school! [Wink]
        Mitzi<----realy dislikes AB

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        • #5
          Yeah but some of those may have had an affair with a foreigner.

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          • #6
            I could tell you what Babsy was voted "best at" in Erasmus Hall H.S. in Brooklyn but I`d get kicked off the board. [Eek!]
            Life is like a 3 ring circus and cops have a front row seat. It`s The Greatest Show On Earth.

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            • #7
              Nick,

              I must be "coming out of the closet."

              I think I love you. [Wink]

              You go!
              People have more fun than anybody.

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              • #8
                FLLawdog,

                My apologies for double posting.

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                • #9
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by SGT Dave:
                  Nick,

                  I must be "coming out of the closet."

                  I think I love you. [Wink]

                  You go!

                  well alright...but i'm NOT CHEAP!!!

                  I'll post, You argue.

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                  • #10
                    And, even with that-there ARE celebs that support Bush, but you would NOT know it from the popular liberal media.

                    So...as bad as I dislike some of the above, I am not condemning all of them, as a few have their head on stright (and not up someone's butt, as some of these "other agenda" types do):

                    Pro-Bush Celebs Miss Out on the Limelight

                    Thursday, March 20, 2003

                    By Anita Vogel

                    LOS ANGELES — While celebrities like Susan Sarandon and Martin Sheen have taken center stage at anti-war rallies, other high-profile personalities who are decidedly pro-Bush haven't gotten the spotlight of media coverage.

                    Former senator and current Law & Order star Fred Thompson is just one of the growing number of well-known faces who say they support the president's stance on Iraq -- and want the American people to know not all celebs are against the administration.

                    "I have been kind of surprised at the unanimity that seems to be coming out of Hollywood against those policies and against those precedents that have been established," said Thompson, who has also appeared in movies such as The Hunt for Red October. "I think it's important to have someone from the other side."

                    Thompson worked with the organization Citizens United to produce a commercial supporting the war on Iraq -- challenging an anti-war ad by fellow NBC actor Martin Sheen of The West Wing.

                    "Hollywood and the anti-war movement have joined forces to attack President Bush as our nation goes to war," reads the group's Web site. "Citizens United Foundation is fighting back."

                    Thompson's ad, according to the site, "encourages all Americans to come together and support our men and women in uniform as they fight the war on terror."

                    And Thompson is not alone in praising Bush: Dennis Hopper, Rob Lowe, Dennis Miller, Howard Stern, rocker Ted Nugent and even hard-partying Kid Rock have all come out in support of military action against Iraq.

                    In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, comedian Miller said he was a "Bush fan" and talked about his support for military action in Iraq.

                    "If you're in a peace march and the guy next to you has a sign that says 'Bush is Hitler,' forget the peace thing for a second and beat his [expletive]," Miller said.

                    As for why pro-Bush celebs generally keep a low profile, Miller told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that in Hollywood being a conservative can cost a performer his livelihood.

                    "I think there are more conservatives in Hollywood than you would think, but I don't think they're going to come out because you never know why you don't get your next job," he said.

                    In an interview on Fox News' Hannity and Colmes, Thompson said Hollywood has been known to look down on conservatives, but he thinks political beliefs don't play a major role in casting decisions.

                    "If [someone] has a good person for a role, they're going give it to them. But there's a little bit of chilling effect. There's no question about that," he said. "But so what? I think that is throughout life. And you have to decide early on whether or not you're going to be intimidated by that sort of thing."

                    Action star Bruce Willis, starring in the military-themed Tears of the Sun currently in theaters, said recently that if he could, he'd stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the U.S. troops.

                    "I love the United States, if I could serve, I would," he said. "I'm too old now ... But I try to serve my country in another way. I volunteer to be the national spokesperson for the children in foster care, which is a federal program. But if I could go, I would serve."

                    While stars on both sides of the political spectrum voice their beliefs, some critics caution celebs not to ally themselves too closely with certain agendas, especially when much of the public only wants to listen to actors when they're on the silver screen.

                    "I don't think it helps anybody to take you away from what you do best and what people pay you to do, which is to entertain, not to screech and to preach" said film critic Michael Medved. "A great deal, particularly of the anti-war sentiment, has been screechy and preachy. I don't think that advances anyone's career."

                    Fox News' Amy C. Sims contributed to this report.
                    People have more fun than anybody.

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                    • #11
                      Nick G thanks for the info on the top leaders. I never knew Rice had such an impressive resume. Now Cinton could manage foreign affairs and have domestic affairs while running a war and also talking to key advisors and senators on the telephone at the same time.
                      Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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