• Two Duke lacrosse players are arrested
• Israel holds Hamas-led gov’t responsible
• Bush taps Portman as new budget director
• Pakistan blocks part of its Afghan border
Now, I like Natalie Portman just as much as anyone. She was good in “Closer” and great in “Garden State” and “V for Vendetta.” I even liked her in Episode One/Star Wars. But isn’t it crossing a line to start picking the White House staff like a popularity contest? Just because she’s a Harvard student and her favorite subject is math doesn’t mean she’s necessarily the best choice for that job. And I’m not letting my own hurt feelings over not being picked, despite a clear campaign for the position, influence me here. Really.
Face it, George. You’re never going to get the smart Hollywood crowd to vote for you.