Tales Of Hollywood And Politics

Written by Stephen Schochet

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Another difficult encounter forrepparttar Roosevelt administration was with Shirley Temple. Hoping to get people's mind offrepparttar 126012 Great Depressionrepparttar 126013 President was nonstop in praise ofrepparttar 126014 moppet's movies saying that Americans should forget about their problems by paying fifteen cents to see "the smile of a little girl". Both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were so enamored they invited little Shirley and her parents to visit them at their private estate in Hyde Park, New York. Inrepparttar 126015 limo Shirley received mixed messages from her Conservative parents. Onrepparttar 126016 one hand they were thrilled to meetrepparttar 126017 President and his wife, but they also hated their Big Government policies. Upon their arrival Mrs. Roosevelt graciously asked Shirley if she would like something fixed onrepparttar 126018 barbecue. "Oh that would be wonderful," repliedrepparttar 126019 child star. As Eleanor walked out back,repparttar 126020 mischievous Shirley took out a slingshot, checked to make sure nobody was looking at what she was doing, and nailedrepparttar 126021 First Lady inrepparttar 126022 rear. The Secret Service came running atrepparttar 126023 sound of her shout, looked aroundrepparttar 126024 property for possible intruders but never thought about searchingrepparttar 126025 angelic little movie star, who had skillfully hidden her weapon. Dinner passed pleasantly andrepparttar 126026 Temples returned to their hotel. Only then did Gertrude Temple tell her daughter that she had seen her naughtiness, and Shirley got walloped.

Many Hollywood figures prefer to have others speak for them. When Marlon Brando wonrepparttar 126027 Academy Award for The Godfather (1972) he shockedrepparttar 126028 nation by sending a Native American named Sacheen Littlefeather in his place, She usedrepparttar 126029 international platform of winningrepparttar 126030 Oscar to blastrepparttar 126031 USA's treatment of her people( it turned out she was actually an imposter, she was actually a professional actress named Maria Cruz). There were many calls fromrepparttar 126032 media for Brando to come out and state his views himself, butrepparttar 126033 reclusive star refused. One rumor had Brando sitting alone in his hilltop house watching John Wayne movies backwards sorepparttar 126034 Indians would win.

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The Plan for Iraq

Written by Ed Howes

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The minute we have worked out a plan for an orderly withdrawal in cooperation withrepparttar other U.N. Security Council members andrepparttar 126011 transfer of security and redevelopment authority torepparttar 126012 U.N.;repparttar 126013 pressure will be off allrepparttar 126014 anti American forces now in Iraq, to driverepparttar 126015 U.S. out. It will save American and Iraqi lives.

This action would also takerepparttar 126016 pressure offrepparttar 126017 national credit card. In fact,repparttar 126018 available credit could be invested in Afghanistan to finishrepparttar 126019 workrepparttar 126020 U.S. Government started there. The U.N. could hardly come torepparttar 126021 U.S. with hat in hand for Iraq, sincerepparttar 126022 U.S. will always berepparttar 126023 most heavily invested Council member forrepparttar 126024 foreseeable future.

President Bush will always be able to take credit for doingrepparttar 126025 right thing, even more than today. He took charge whenrepparttar 126026 U.N. refused to do any more than pass new resolutions. Whenrepparttar 126027 U.N. decided it was safer to act, he surrendered all authority and future obligation to them. New Age wisdom teaches us to pursue our dreams with no attachment torepparttar 126028 outcome. Ifrepparttar 126029 President can learn this wisdom in less than a year, his re election should be a shoe in. If he cannot give uprepparttar 126030 attachment to his Iraqi dream, he does not have a chance of reelection. America can senserepparttar 126031 truth of this right now. That sense will only become stronger overrepparttar 126032 coming year.

Here isrepparttar 126033 best growth opportunity in U.N. history. Letrepparttar 126034 world see howrepparttar 126035 United Nations restores sovereignty torepparttar 126036 Iraqi people. Letrepparttar 126037 world see how it is done.

The President is a gambler. He is not very good at it. You bet and win. You bet again and see you are losing. You leaverepparttar 126038 table and cut your losses. Play again when your luck holds. The President has no intention to cut losses. He wants to play until he has lostrepparttar 126039 bankroll. He needs Congress to pull him away fromrepparttar 126040 table. Congress wants to let him play on.

Ifrepparttar 126041 President would act onrepparttar 126042 good advice of a political opponent, before Congress forced him to act, he would be a very popular man withrepparttar 126043 American people. He would have to renegotiaterepparttar 126044 promises made to friends but that is as much modern politics as cheatingrepparttar 126045 people and paying lip service.

Personally, I do not believe President Bush will give uprepparttar 126046 attachment to his Iraqi dream, no matter whatrepparttar 126047 cost to himself andrepparttar 126048 country. Nor do I see an incompetent Congress imposingrepparttar 126049 will ofrepparttar 126050 people on him. But we need Dennis to submit bill post haste, so we can identifyrepparttar 126051 incompetent members of Congress, who apparently have no ideas of their own, and only get inrepparttar 126052 way.

Until such time as there is a better plan than candidate Kucinich has proposed, we ought to let him know we want a bill in Congress now. If he follows through and is opposed byrepparttar 126053 Congress orrepparttar 126054 White House, he should be our next President. He is clearly not attached to outcomes.

A freelance writer published on many websites and in newspapers. edhowes@hotmail.com justanotherview.com

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