Bill Clinton to Help Mediate WGA Strike?
Posted on Nov 8, 2007
While Hillary’s out on the campaign trail, Bill Clinton may be offering his diplomatic expertise to help bring a resolution to the Writers Guild of America strike, which has halted several productions in Hollywood and New York.
“He could absolutely serve as a modern-day Lew Wasserman,” the source confirmed. “Bill Clinton is uniquely positioned because he doesn’t need anything from this. It would strictly be about bringing the sides together. I’d say the only possible deal-breaker could be if his wife’s team somehow feels that it may be perceived as a negative for her Presidential campaign, but I don’t really see how it could.”
To be sure, the former President couldn’t do any harm to a situation that’s grown about as chilly as these things get. At the moment, it’s all about sniping and potshots and ego and the race to hold the higher moral ground. So far, that ground remains pretty much barren, with no fresh growth (in the way of meaningful discussion) in sight.