You’re the parent of a young girl, and you know she watches TV, goes to the movies and is affected by the culture around her.
If you had a choice as to which role model
she should emulate, would it be Natalie Portman, the actress who won an Oscar for making out with another woman on screen and showed up unabashed to accept her award
displaying her unwed pregnancy for all to see?
Don’t tell your daughter, but Portman thinks she has something to contribute to the
2012 campaign: her mind.
Speaking in a telephone interview, Portman loftily offered
her critique of those nasty, uncompromising Republicans:
"I think the thing that is most
upsetting in the past four years is how partisan they've been in blocking Obama's reforms.
All of us should be putting our country first."
Portman, who is appearing with Consigliore Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz
at the "Women Vote 2012 Summit” in Las Vegas, had more erudite tidbits to
“Nevada is a battleground state, and the women are really going to decide this
Waxing eloquent, the star offered her deep thoughts about women’s rights; when
asked if she thought Romney/Ryan would roll back women's health care and equal rights,
Portman said, "That's what they're saying they want to do.”
She added that they would do
way with “… our right to choose. We would go back to the days where being pregnant is
a pre-existing condition."
One could understand why the libertine Portman would be on the side of abortion rights;
she’s certainly the poster child for alternative behavior. But morally speaking, this swan
is really an ugly duckling underneath.