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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Julianne Moore campaigns for Obama in Alexandria



Julianne Moore at Brenman Park

Actress Julianne Moore, a former Falls Church resident, appeared at a “Get Out the Vote” cookout sponsored by the Obama re-election campaign in Brenman Park in Alexandria Saturday. The event was aimed at encouraging people to vote early.

Moore, an activist for Planned Parenthood, said she supports the President because of his commitment to reproductive freedom, equal pay for equal work, and health for all.

“I grew up middle class where we all had an opportunity to succeed,” Moore said. “I want that for all children and so does President Obama.” She said  she was “incredibly insulted” by Mitt Romney’s comments that indicated he doesn’t care about “the 47 percent” of Americans who don’t pay income taxes.  

Moore went to JEB Stuart High School for two years in the late 1970s, said her sister, Valerie Wells, who lives in Loudoun County. Moore “always wanted to be an actress from the time she was a little girl,” Wells recalled, adding that her sister was in plays at Stuart. Their father was in the military so the family moved a lot.

Moore has been nominated for four Oscars and won two Emmy Awards. Among the many movies she was in: “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” “The Big Lebowski,” “The Forgotten,” “The End of the Affair,” “The Hours,” “The Kids Are All Right,” and “Crazy Stupid Love.” Most recently, she portrayed Sarah Palin in the HBO film “Game Change.”

The event, which also featured Tina Tchen, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, was organized to encourage Obama supporters to vote early. People are likely to be eligible to vote early—absentee in person—if they will be out of town for part of the day on Election Day, commute to work and work long hours, or meet one of the other criteria listed on the Office of Elections website.

10 comments:

  1. Wit for it...here it is, the liberal blogmaster just couldn't contain herself, just like Candy Crowley for covering for Obama.

    WHERE IS COVERAGE OF ROMNEY'S AREA VISITS TO FAIRFAX COUNTY!!!!

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    1. Amen!!!

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    2. Love the all caps. Are you busy shouting at the TV right now?

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  2. Hey, anon--start your own blog if you want to dictate coverage. Seriously--it is ridiculous to read this comment over and over. It's her blog--and she can cover what she chooses to. It's not like someone won't ever hear of Mitt Romney if he's not featured here.

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  3. Really, who cares what this hollywood diva thinks. Also, when you covered a ridiculous Pelosi fundrasier in Tysons, you said at that time you'd cover Republican visits to our area, so where is it? Zippo! Romney's been to Fairfax and Springfield. That's kind of newsworthy.

    The author was not dictating anything, but when you start an internet blog and wear your politics on your sleeve - you better have thick skin and expect others to opine. This is America and we DO talk politics. Hopefully you will continue to post all comments, thank you.

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  4. Exactly. I do not have the time or energy to cover everything, and I am not pretending to be objective about politics. Full disclosure: I am on the Fairfax County Democratic Committee. There are plenty of other bloggers covering the other side. If you want to know what's going on in Annandale, this is your source.

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  5. Thanks for coming clean! Please post this political activity under your profile in "about." You do have a political agenda and it is more than just starting a dialogue as you say. Your profile does not indicate that. Can you suggest an Annandale blog that "covers the other side?" I'll read that instead and stop posting comments here. I'm looking for one that tells me "what is going where" in Annandale sans the irksome political slant that alienates people. I'm just looking for a blog that tells me what is going on here. If you DO choose to inject politics and wish to start a dialogue, then please continue to post comments or it is no longer a blog but a rant.

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  6. I'm grateful that you've started and kept this blog going--I know more about what's happening in Annandale than I ever did in more than 10 years of living here pre-blog. Somehow, I don't think your personal politics are going to impact how you cover the Annandale Halloween parade. And if the GOP can have Fox news, I'm glad the Dems at least have Around Annandale!

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    1. Well geez, what do you mean ''at least,'' the Dems already have ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

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