4/2/08

put your money where your mouth is

Someone just slipped me a very cool link showing where different celebs donate money. It breaks it down to Dems, Reps, and Special Interest (Director's Guild, etc), and then further down into specifics.

A few are no surprise at all. Michael Moore, for instance, ain't funding any fundies. A few sort of are. Traci Lords, actress and former underage porn star, gave $300 to the Republican National Committee. A few are sort of depressing. I really didn't want to know how much money Loretta Lynn's donated to the right wing. A few gave me a chuckle. Is anyone shocked that Burt Reynolds' entire donation history involves Bill Clinton and Bob Graham?

But the one that stuck out to me, just flipping through there, is Bonnie Raitt. There's no way she makes as much as some of those people. You don't often hear her up on a soap box. But she's donated $189,734 (the vast, vast majority of it to liberal causes). You have to respect someone willing to support what she believes in.

6 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

I have been in love with Ms. Raitt for more years than you have been alive. She's a redhead we can all admire for many things.

downtown guy said...

Hear hear. I understand that she was raised Quaker.

Ms. Moon said...

Indeed she was. However, so was Tricky Dick Nixon so....

downtown guy said...

That's strange in and of itself. In fact, I can hardly picture him as a child.

Ms. Moon said...

He was born with five o'clock shadow. They're still talking about it.

downtown guy said...

It's true. All I can picture is a baby with Nixon head.