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Nancy Pelosi looks to Spielberg for makeover

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
December 23rd, 2010

WAG THE DOG may have been a movie, but the thought of a political figure hiring a Hollywood director to reshape his or her image is no myth. Nancy Pelosi has proved as much by asking Steven Spielberg to help reshape the Democrats’ public perception. This is according to a Washington Post article that insists the California Democrat sought the help of Spielberg because the image of the Democratic Party has regressed to the point that they need a re-branding.

Read more about Pelosi's plans for Spielberg after the break.

Phillip Rucker and Paul Kane reported that "lawmakers say she is consulting marketing experts about building a stronger brand. The most prominent of her new whisperers is Steven Spielberg, the Hollywood director whose films have been works of branding genius. Lawmakers said Spielberg has not reported to Pelosi with a recommendation."

Spielberg is well-recognized as a Democrat, as evidenced by his contributions to the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton's millennia celebration, and the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and, eventually, Barack Obama. Pelosi will be replaced as speaker of the house in January due to the Democrats’ rough showing in the midterm elections.

As far as I am concerned, the political arena has been a circus ever since Mr. Smith went to Washington. Maybe they finally need someone to yell "action" and "cut." I would personally prefer Abel Ferrara or Werner Herzog, but I would settle for Spielberg.

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