Michael Crawford

I See Your Oprah and Raise You a Babs

Filed By Michael Crawford | November 28, 2007 1:27 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Streisand, campaign 2008, Democrats, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Oprah

The day after Barack Obama announced that The Mighty Oprah was going to campaign with him in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Hillary Clinton announced an endorsement from Barbara Streisand.

Color me not so impressed.

This sounds too much like Madonna rushing to adopt a baby from a Third World country after the great press Angelina Jolie got for doing the same thing.

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That's not really a nice thing to say about Madonna. Just saying, when someone adopts a baby, could we at least give them the benefit of the doubt that they're being sincere?

Anyway, she was the first diva to endorse a candidate this season, Madonna. Always a trend-setter, she held a fundraiser for Wesley Clark, who dropped out of the race.

Clark in 08! Or, er, whoever he ended up endorsing himself, I guess.

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | November 28, 2007 2:06 PM

Let me make absolutely clear that I adore The Material One. I was the one that bought the American Life album when the fair weather gays were saying that Madonna was over.

She once referred to losing her virginity as a career move, so I don't think my comment was totally out of line. She has a much admired habit of doing many things to get media attention. I believe that she really loves little David Banda and that his life will not be something that his parents could never have imagined for him.

Babs is no Oprah in terms of warmth and lovability, but maybe she fits Hillary Clinton's personality.

Do even older queers care about Babs anymore? I mean, do we really care that much what an odd reclusive ballad singer thinks about presidential politics?