Angelina Jolie Does Her Best To Make Other Celebs Look Bad
What can one say about the lovely Angelina Jolie? She's well-spoken, intelligent, beautiful and puts her heart and money where her mouth is. She has said, "My role as goodwill ambassador has made my work as a film star relatively dull. I can't find anything that interests me enough to go back to work. I'm not excited about going to a film set." She saves 1/3 of her money, lives on 1/3 of her money and gives away 1/3 of her money. She won an Oscar, and 3 consecutive Golden Globe awards, giving them all to her mother because she does not need awards to feed her ego. She gives her Oscar gift bags to charity. She's adopted 2 children. She founded the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children in Washington, D.C., an organization that provides free legal-aid to children who previously had no access legal representation.
But there's another side to Angelina. A selfish, more in-your-face anti-Hollywood side. She recently betrayed all of her peers. No, not by driving her gas-guzzling American made black Ford Truck - I think most of us have gotten over that by now - It is something she plans to state in an ad she's placing in the USA Today newspaper. Jolie states up front in the ad: "I'm an actress, and certainly no foreign policy expert."
What a slap in the face to the likes of Babs Streisand, George Clooney and Shirley MacLane! In case you didn't know, Ms. Jolie, actresses are experts in foreign policy!! Look at all of the times you have to attend foreign film festivals! Look at all of the times you and your interpreters have to speak on foreign television to promote a film! And how about all of the times the people of your industry meet Kings, Princes and Queens? Actors, actresses, trained animals and the like, all have the inherent gift of foreign policy born into them. They don't need schooling, they just need to see a couple of Michael Moore's films or get all of their history lessons from friends of friends of friends who once read a book written by Howard Zinn. And even that isn't necessary for a star. They acquire their foreign policy knowledge from the air, the water and their past lives.
She does go on in the ad, "I chose to take out this ad because when Congress returns from recess, they have the chance to fully fund peacekeepers in Darfur. The situation in Darfur has been going on far too long. It's only getting worse. Reports are pouring in about mass atrocities including children getting raped and killed. If people are aware of the facts, I believe many will be driven to action"...blah blah blah Who cares about Darfur when Americans are inflicting the environmental Holocaust? Did she not read the latest issue of Vanity Fair? My God, woman! Stop rinsing your dishes before you put them in the dishwasher and get your priorities straight!