Angelina Jolie: Still Deciding Who to Endorse for Prez

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With both leading presidential candidates now in the midst of accusing each other of being the bigger celebrity, perhaps this is one endorsement that is better arriving late. Variety‘s Wilshire & Washington reports:

It may seem as if most entertainment industry figures are aligning with Barack Obama and just a few with John McCain, but there are still a handful of famous names who are still on the fence. And both campaigns are well aware of one star who stands out among the undecideds: Angelina Jolie.

Both campaigns have reached out to her, apparently to court her support. But in a statement to Variety provided by political adviser Trevor Neilson, Jolie says that she is waiting to make up her mind.

“I have not decided on a candidate,” Jolie says, “I am waiting to see the commitments they will make on issues like international justice, refugees and how to address the needs of children in crisis around the world.”

Jolie tells Variety she is registered as an independent.

Jolie’s estranged father, actor Jon Voight, has endorsed McCain, attacking Obama in a Washington Times oped last week.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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