Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bill Clinton addresses Congress, politicians from Golden Globes


Former president Bill Clinton spoke about the film “Lincoln” at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills CA at the National Foreign Press Association  or, pardon, the Beverly Hills Hilton (relatively near my favorite West Hollywood area) Sunday night on NBC.

Clinton appeared to be trying to scold Congress and urge it and the President to get over partisan bickering and work together in the upcoming debt ceiling and budget negotiations.  He talked about how Lincoln had to work with Congress in the film, and the political hurdles Lincoln surpassed to get the final vote at the end of the film.  It’s a history lesson that Congress needs now.  Clinton said that Lincoln was an important example for future presidents.

Ben Affleck’s film “Argo” (however) won best dramatic picture, and “Les Miserables” won best musical. 
     
Ben Affleck, 40, also won the award for directing.  Affleck has been prodded to fill John Kerry’s seat in the Senate (as a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts).  That’s an ironic observation, given Clinton’s remarks.  Like Schwarzenegger, it seems like journalism and filmmaking seems to be viewed as a source of intellectual capital badly needed in public office. 

 I doubt that Affleck has thought much about the debt ceiling.

The Golden Globes website was overloaded and giving server errors. The winners are on MSNBC here

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