If you haven’t heard this quote I’m not surprised.
I was 1 of the 200 viewers CNN had last night when I heard this. Harvey Weinstein was filling in for Piers Morgan and he had Bill Clinton on as a guest. No… President Clinton did not utter these words. In fact, the former president seemed to have to stifle an guffaw. While he did support the performance of his wife, this statement seemed a little much even for him.
Since Mr. Weinstein has brought this up I thought it could be interesting to revisit some of the past U.S. Secretaries of State… I’ll stick to those you might recognize.
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, Daniel Webster, John C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, William Jennings Bryan, John Foster Dulles, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice.
My apologies for you history buffs. I left out some of my favorites as well… but I’m trying to make a point here.
I genuinely think Mr. Weinstein believes this to be true. Or at least wishes it to be true, then says it out loud and believes it to be true after hearing himself say it.
There may be several reasons for this;
First, outright pandering to the Clinton’s.
Second, everything Mr. Weinstein says is very important to Mr. Weinstein.
Third, he could be a product of the U.S. public school system and be unaware of the existence of the above list of individuals… or even the position of Secretary of State Prior to (odds are) Madeline Albright.
I subscribe to a combination of all three.
The fact that Mr. Weinstein controls one of the most successful media companies and has regular access to your children should cause you a bit of concern. Keep in mind that your kids consider the movies they see as education, and Mr. Weinstein is doing the educating.
I’m doing the drinking.