Affleck Won't Run For Senate
Benjamin Géza Affleck, famed high school graduate, fan of Howard Zinn, star of Gigli and director of Argo, has decided not to run for John Kerry’s presumably open Senate seat. “I love Massachusetts and our political process,” he posted on his Facebook page, “but I am not running for office. Right now it’s a privilege to spend my time working with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), supporting our veterans, drawing attention to the great many who go hungry in the US everyday and using filmmaking to entertain and foster discussion about issues like our relationship to Iran.” Yes, that’s what his filmmaking is for – international peace.
Affleck did drop some praise on Senator Kerry – he will be a “great Secretary of State,” said Affleck, a note that should scare every right-minded American – and “there are some phenomenal candidates in Massachusetts for his Senate seat.” But Affleck won’t be one of them.