How low do you have to sink that someone who starred in a movie with Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville doesn’t want to be seen in the room with you?
Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, singer-actress Jessica Simpson Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with President Bush, a snub that left Republicans dismayed.
The apparent final word that Simpson would be a no-show at a major Republican fund-raiser with Bush and congressional leaders Thursday night came after a day of conflicting reports from her camp and organizers of the event.
The blond star of the film â€œThe Dukes of Hazzardâ€ still plans to visit Washington Thursday to lobby members of Congress on behalf of Operation Smile, a non-profit venture offering free plastic surgery for disadvantaged children overseas with facial deformities.
People close to Simpson said she declined a request to appear that same evening at the gala fund-raiser of the National Republican Congressional Committee â€” even after she was offered some private face time with Bush â€” because Operation Smile is a non-partisan group.
â€œIt just feels wrong,â€ one Simpson insider told Reuters Wednesday, adding that the actress keeps her political views private. â€œShe would love to meet the president and talk about Operation Smile … but she canâ€™t do it at a fund-raiser for the Republican Party.â€
NRCC spokesman Carl Forti said he was surprised at Simpsonâ€™s position.
â€œItâ€™s never been a problem for Bono,â€ he said, referring to the U2 rock star who has met regularly with political leaders of all stripes to promote various causes, including Third World debt relief. â€œI find it hard to believe she would pass up an opportunity to lobby the president on behalf of Operation Smile.â€
Although Simpsonâ€™s publicists insisted she never had planned to attend the fund-raiser, Forti said the actress initially accepted the NRCC invitation when it was extended on Tuesday night, only to change her mind the next evening.
Looks like the right will be looking for someone new to masturbate to. I mean besides Victor Davis Hanson…