Pressing the flesh: Kelsey Grammer, one of relatively few right-leaning celebrities, greets President Bush with a double grip at an inaugural event on Jan. 18, 2005.
It’s relatively easy to drum up a list of high-flying entertainers who have publicly backed a Democratic politician in recent years (if not weeks)—Oprah, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand and others readily come to mind—but their conservative counterparts are much harder to ID without resorting to a Google search. The Washington Times looks into the possible reasons behind their reticence.
The Washington Times:
Republican presidential candidates have been drawing support—and cash—from Hollywood celebrities, but few of the stars in super-liberal Tinseltown want to be publicly linked with the Grand Old Party.
One high-profile celebrity, when asked about her political views, even had her lawyers declare “our client’s rights of privacy and other legally protectable intangible rights” and warn that she should not be labeled a Republican.
So far, just a handful of actors have come forward to support Republican hopefuls. Adam Sandler, who cast former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in a cameo role in his 2003 movie “Anger Management,” has contributed $2,100 to Mr. Giuliani’s campaign. The two met recently on Mr. Sandler’s movie set in New York.