Hillary Clinton is the smartest person I’ve met: Portman

March 7th, 2008 - 2:00 pm ICT by admin  

New York, March 7 (IANS) “Star Wars” star Natalie Portman appears on the cover of Elle and says Hillary Clinton is “much more polished and experienced than anyone else”. Perezhilton.com reports her saying: “A lot of the stuff people say about her, I hear it and my stomach falls because it’s so sexist. You ask people why they don’t like her and it’s because her husband cheated on her! That was obviously not her choice. She’s so much more polished and experienced than anyone else.

“Last night, a friend, a social worker in LA, who works with underprivileged kids, was saying how these girls who have never been interested in politics before are so excited that a woman might be president. I mean, look how many women are in government… Hillary’s one of, what, a handful of female senators?”

She also commented on Clinton’s opponent for the US presidency saying: “I also like Obama. I even like John McCain. I disagree with his war stance, which is a really big deal, but I think he’s a very moral person. I met him and Hillary on the same day, actually, when I went to Washington with Finca (a nonprofit organisation that gives loans to businesswomen in developing countries).

“Hillary was by far the smartest person I met that day. Just totally focused, and knew more about the issues than anyone else, and was so able to go from one thing to the other.”

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