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Hollywood’s Secret Conservatives

by | 16th, November 2007

IT’S not cool to be right wing -or at least seen to be one – if your a multi-millionaire Hollywood artiste:

Teri Hatcher, an actress on the television show “Desperate Housewives,” even forwarded an interview request to her attorneys. Ms. Hatcher, who had lunch in February in Beverly Hills with former President George H.W. Bush, has repeatedly turned down invitations to be on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” MSNBC reported that “a source” said “she’s not in-sync” with the aggressively liberal host, prompting some to wonder if she is secretly conservative.

“Please be advised that Ms. Hatcher is not a Republican, but more importantly does not choose to have her political affiliation or viewpoints on any particular candidate or issue in the current presidential campaign included in your proposed article,” lawyer Barry W. Tyerman said in an e-mail.

Democrat Barack Obama has raked in $2.1 million from some A-list actors, including Tom Hanks, Tobey Maguire, Eddie Murphy, Edward Norton Jr., Morgan Freeman and Ben Stiller.

In the first nine months of this year, Sen. John McCain of Arizona pulled in $390,000 from Hollywood, with Mr. Giuliani close behind at $360,000, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research group based in Washington.

And: 

“They learn very quickly, if they know what’s good for them, to donate to the Democratic Party,” said Andrew Breitbart, co-author of “Hollywood, Interrupted.” “If they were to donate to the Republican Party, they would be exposed to career-ending ridicule, period.”

Jim Davidson is a Tory…



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