Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Laura Dern in HBO's "Recount"

2nd\NE Quadrant The Approval Matrix

Laura Dern is well aware that partisans are already lining up on each side of the political debate to greet with enthusiasm, or annoyance, "Recount," HBO's May 25 movie about the hotly disputed 2000 election, in which she plays Katherine Harris, Florida's secretary of state.

Dern points out that former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker, chief legal adviser for the George W. Bush campaign, "not only likes the film, he's hosting a screening along with Jimmy Carter. That says it all to me; they're very clearly declaring this is a non-partisan project. That ought to hush people up, hopefully. See it. Just watch it," she says. "This is what happens when you get disillusioned, sit [at] home and not vote. Your vote counts."

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