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October 10, 2014

At Mansion Fundraiser, Gwyneth Paltrow Coos to Obama, "You're So Handsome," and Then Says We Ought to Give Him "All the Power He Needs" to Fix Things

via @benk84's Morning News Briefing and @hotair's headlines, Gwyenth still seems quite enchanted.

The President's physical charisma has made her dumb, she reports, via Page Six.

"I am one of your biggest fans, if not the biggest," Paltrow gushed to the commander-in-chief. "You're so handsome that I can't speak properly."

She then demonstrated her inability to speak properly.

Paltrow noted the approaching Nov. 4 midterm elections in which Democratic control of the Senate is at risk. She called it a "critical time" for Democrats and seemed to urge everyone to vote. "It would be wonderful if we were able to give this man all of the power that he needs to pass the things that he needs to pass," she said.

Honestly, she seems to be talking about giving him power in the Senate (votes in the Senate), not the sort of Chinese tyranny that Tom Friedman finds so enchanting, but it's still a deeply dumb thing to say.

She also said that "pay equality" was very important to her, personally, as a "working mother."

Paltrow, joined by her children Apple and Moses, said she was one of the president’s "biggest fans, if not the biggest," and cited his efforts for sustainable energy and his push for equal pay. The latter, she said, was "very important to me as a working mother."


About 50 donors were to attend a more intimate dinner with the president, with tickets as high as $32,400 per person.

Given that Paltrow reportedly makes $16 million per movie role, and throws parties where the guests are invited to BYO$32,400, it's a bit absurd for Gwynnie to claim that she could personally benefit, as a "working mother," from Obama's alleged efforts to close the alleged pay gap.

Gwynnie has run into trouble discussing her travails as a "working mother" in the recent past.

In an interview with E! prior to announcing her split from husband Chris Martin, she lamented the difficulty of being an actress and a mom.

"It's much harder for me," she said....

"I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," said the polarizing Paltrow. "When you're shooting a movie, they're like, 'We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,' and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."

Thanks to @johnekdahl for this; he brought it up in the podcast. @gabrielmalor also reminded us of the "women who work 9 to 5 jobs have it easier than I do" comments.

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