Why Robert Redford Won't Run for Office
Robert Redford has a dim view of American
politics, says David Hochman in Playboy.
As a younger actor, he made several films about
the corruption and compromises at the heart of
political ambition that, he hoped, would make
Americans demand more of their leaders.
once had great hopes that people would see
movies like The Candidate and All
the President's Men and say, 'Hey, if
we're not careful, we might get snookered.'
I discovered we Americans enjoy the
distraction of entertainment but aren't
really interested in the deeper message. We
don't like to look inward; we don't like
His cynicism was reinforced when he received a
Kennedy Center honor in 2005 and spent an
evening hobnobbing with Washington's elite.
"Here were sworn enemies, the leaders who
beat the s--- out out of each other all day
in public, but the minute those doors closed
for the state dinner, the daggers went away
and it was one big happy family. I saw
former Republican Sen. Bill Frist weaving
through the tables, and he came over to Ted
Kennedy and start massaging his shoulders
and laughing like they were the oldest
buddies in the world. Everybody was crossing
the aisles and chuckling, and I said: 'Oh, I
get it! It really is just a game.'"
- The Week
Source: The Week
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