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    John Cusack Takes On John McCain In Political Ad


    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pop quiz: Why has John Cusack jumped into the political arena with a pair of videos saying John McCain is a war-profiteering clone of President George W. Bush?
    ''I know my opinion doesn't matter more than anyone else's and I just make films,'' he told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday. ''But I do feel you have to speak out, and that's what I'm doing.'' The 30-second videos, which went out to members of the liberal political activist group MoveOn.org on Wednesday, will begin airing as television ads Thursday. In one, Cusack offers a ''pop quiz'' to voters, asking them among other things: ''Who supports keeping our troops in harm's way in Iraq but not the bipartisan G.I. bill of rights to support them when they return home?'' McCain and Bush both do, Cusack says, adding, ''Bet you can't tell them apart.''
    In the other, he points out that Charlie Black, a key campaign adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee McCain, has been a lobbyist for Blackwater Worldwide, the largest private security contractor in Iraq. In his latest film, the war satire ''War Inc.,'' Cusack makes no secret that he believes the Iraq war was created to profit private businesses like Blackwater and Bechtel Corp., which hold war-related contracts.
    ''I'm not going to pretend this thing in Iraq was some kind of free market utopia to spread the gospel of democracy through the Middle East,'' he told the AP from London, where he's at work on another project. Cusack says he supports Democrat Barack Obama.
    Although he has made such films as ''War Inc.'' and last year's ''Grace is Gone,'' in which he plays the husband of a soldier killed in Iraq, Cusack notes this has been his first high-profile foray into partisan politics.



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    yawn.

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    *sigh* I love him.
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    Sounds amazing, doesn't it?

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    Yay!!!

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    I really wish celebs would stick to what they do best and leave politics alone...even my Johnny.

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    I love John, I really do. He is my favorite. Though I don't have a huge problem with McCain and I'm a Democrat meself. John's a bit reactionary, but he's still tops in my book.

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    I love John!

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    John needs to learn how to do his job before he complains about someone else doing theirs.

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    I like him and War Inc looks interesting. But why cant everyone comment on politics- As long as you convey your opinions intelligently and respect opposing opinions in the process. But then that is the idealist in me.

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    I like John, but I saw him on Bill Maher once, and he's not too bright or articulate......



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    More reason to love John Cusack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    I like John, but I saw him on Bill Maher once, and he's not too bright or articulate......
    Interesting. Did he seem full of himself? Because he comes across that way to me.

    I much prefer his sister, the great Joan Cusack.

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    Good for John, way to exercise his American rights by speaking his piece!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosamund View Post
    Interesting. Did he seem full of himself? Because he comes across that way to me.

    I much prefer his sister, the great Joan Cusack.
    I love her as well

    He was a bit full of himself but he wasn't really making sense, he couldn't get his thoughts out in a coherent way and on Bill Maher it stands out, as the rest of guests are usually intelligent



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