Brad Pitt–Mayor of New Orleans? Actor/Activist Says He Doesn’t Stand a Chance

Actor/activist Brad Pitt who owns a home in New Orleans and is working to rebuild the city’s Ninth Ward with his Make It Right Foundation, so the goodnatured folks of the city, spurred by history professor Dr Thomas Bayer of Tulane University, figured if California could have actors like Reagan and Schwarzenegger as governors, and Carmel elected Clint Eastwood to run that California coastal city, why not Pitt for mayor? But Brad thinks the likelihood of him getting elected is slim to none. In this exchange with Today’s Ann Curry he laid out his platform

Curry: If chosen, would you run?

Pitt: Yeah.

Curry: Would you serve?

Pitt: Yeah. I’m running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform. I don’t have a chance.

Curry pressed on, asking, if he were elected, would he take the job?

Pitt: Didn’t I just answer that?

Curry: No, you didn’t.

Pitt: I don’t have a chance.

Curry: Because you’re not the guy?

Pitt: That’s not what I do best.

What Pitt does best–aside from acting–is drawing attention to causes he cares about and raising money for them, so maybe he’ll to pony up some cash and face time for No on 1 in Maine to protect marriage equality in that state–it’s on the ballot in November and the campaign could sure use more visibility! After all, he gave $100,000 to No on Prop 8 in California.

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Lisa Derrick

Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles native, attended UC Berkeley and Loyola Marymount University before punk rock and logophilia overtook her life. Worked as nightclub columnist, pop culture journalist and was a Hollywood housewife before writing for and editing Sacred History Magazine. Then she discovered the thrill of politics. She also appears frequently on the Dave Fanning Show, one of Ireland's most popular radio broadcasts.