• Thu, Jun 25 2009

Discussion Post: Jolie-Pitt Politics

There’s a lot of talk lately about Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and politics floating around the Internet. Nothing is coming from credible sources and most of it seems to be just wishful thinking from some people but it made me start thinking about the possibilities.

First there are discussions of people hoping that Brad Pitt will run for mayor of New Orleans. I don’t know if it’s ever going to happen, but I could actually picture that. Many people think it would be a perfect match since Brad has done so much to help the locals who were left stranded after Hurricane Katrina. With his Make It Right project springing up new housing, so many people will have homes again. We also know that Brad loves New Orleans and so does Angelina; they’ve often referred to it as their real home base. The locals have often protected them from reporters looking for information, and although they’re still photographed there, it’s not usually as invasive as other places like New York.

Personally, I can see it, but I don’t think it’s something that he’s looking into. I’ve never heard him say anything that would suggest that he’d like to get into politics, but you never know. He wouldn’t be the first celebrity to do it, though. The only downside of Brad being mayor is that he wouldn’t be able to travel with Angelina when she films as easily. Then again, if she starts phasing out of movies, that may not be a huge deal.

The stories get even more ambitious with Angie though. The latest rumors out there are that Angelina Jolie would like to run for president of the United States. To me, this is even more laughable than the idea of Brad as mayor. She’s certainly very intelligent and cares a great deal about some serious political issues, but she even said in her recent interview with Ann Curry that she doesn’t consider herself to be a political person.

So, as far as we can tell, these stories are obviously not true, but for fun let’s have a discussion: Whether it’s mayor, president, or something in between, what do you think of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie getting into politics at some point in the future? Can you see it?

I think it would be interesting, but the selfish side of me would really miss seeing them in new movies, and I wonder how the media circus would get in the way. I’m not sure how possible it would be unless the constant paparazzi coverage dies down in the next several years.

Pitt Politics – What do you think?

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  • neela

    to be honest, i hope neither one of them has really any political ambitions. i don’t mind if they can influence policies, especially with regards to humanitarian issues, but they get enough flack just for existing. and phoebe’s right, they’re too honest to be politicians. :) heh. i think they do a great job doing what they’re doing now; they make an awesome deal of difference. they take on projects that are even more impressive than most politicians’ efforts.

  • casey

    angelina will NEVER be in politictal office any-way, so it’s kinda meh about angie’s education. you can read a book all you want, angelina probably knows more than any academic anyway

  • kimmy

    wwaaahh! been busy this week and i have so many things to catch up with, specially this one..

    ROFL! LOL! for this! :D
    i remember Brad’s video, his saying there: SERIOUSLY! no! SERIOUSLY!! no!!!
    hahahaha!

    ‘cmon! how many times do Angie and Brad say that their better off without politics. and it’s not really their thing. they’ve already done so many things and i think they don’t need to show it off just by getting to politics. it’s just that the TABS missed them both (well who doesn’t miss them?!) so they’ve created another story. just like the new Tabs story about the JP’s scared about the twins health.. it so LOL! :D

  • http://www.ilovejenniferaniston.com William Charles French

    I think Brad could win the mayorial debate if he really wants to. I live in New Orleans, and I think he’d be a great mayor. Let’s hope no one tries to stand in his way and give him any grief.

    He’s got his brown paper bag and his tear complaints!

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