Famous People Agree to Help the President

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If anyone is growing concerned that Democrats are beginning to disassociate themselves from the out-of-touch Hollywood elite, be concerned no more. President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which works with the NEA to coordinate arts initiatives, is chock full of pretty people whose faces appear onscreen. The biggest names are Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Edward Norton, and Forest Whitaker. But it's not just actors. Obama also tapped cellist Yo Yo Ma, editor Anna Wintour, and ketchup magnate Teresa Heinz, while simultaneously making Rush Limbaugh's job so much easier.

Obama taps Hollywood headliners [Politico]