John McCain took the opportunity Tuesday to criticize Barack Obama for consorting with celebrities at a Democratic fund drive in Hollywood that night, but McCain had apparently forgotten about his own celeb-attended fundraiser in Beverly Hills last month, as well as his mini-cadre of celeb friends like Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Kelsey Grammer and Sylvester Stallone. McCain supporter Wilford Brimley has yet to comment on this grievous oversight.
Los Angeles Times:
As if on cue, John McCain used the Illinois senator’s lucrative detour from battleground states to Beverly Hills to mock Obama’s professed solidarity with working people “just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends.”
“Let me tell you, my friends, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio,” McCain told cheering supporters in Vienna, Ohio, with running mate Sarah Palin at his side.
McCain, too, raised money in Beverly Hills last month, but with a smaller cluster of stars, including actors Robert Duvall and Jon Voight.
Wilford Brimley is clearly an inspiration to many—he’s even the unlikely subject of many a YouTube tribute, such as our favorite here:
From oatmeal to politics: Actor and former Quaker Oats spokesman Wilford Brimley comes out in support of Republican presidential candidate John McCain during a campaign stop in New Hampshire last January.