Looks like Obama could be running into some serious celebrity backlash. Gwyneth Paltrow, resident in London, stars in an internet video ad exhorting expat Americans around the globe to get out those absentee ballots and vote, vote, vote — for Obama. Check it out, as detailed in the U.K.’s Telegraph online, but don’t stop with the article and video, look at the 300+ comments so far. If this is rigged, someone’s done quite a job; and if it isn’t, Gwyneth, give it a rest. To quote from one: “My Brit brothers and sisters… Keep her.” To quote another: “He is not the Messiah” — (One more reason in these revelatory times to dust off Monty Python’s Life of Brian — “He’s not the Messiah. He’s a very naughty boy.”)
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By Claudia Rosett Aug 04, 2008 7:31 PM ET
For media inquiries, please contact [email protected] Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter on corruption at the United Nations. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist covering international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Ms. Rosett worked from 1984-2002 as a staff editorialist, editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal, and has appeared before six U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on subjects including U.N.-related corruption and the Iran-North Korea strategic alliance. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award, and for her on-site coverage of China's Tiananmen Square in 1989, she won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. She is a Foreign Policy Fellow with the Independent Women's Forum, and writes a column on foreign affairs for Forbes.com.