Some basic political algebra: If a hot woman is smart and a smart woman is for Obama, are all hot women for Obama? OK, math is not my thing — I’ll leave that to StuntDouble and her gang of Lesbian Scientisticians. But hot, smart women are most definitely my thing, which brings me to Anne Hathaway.
I’ll pause a minute while you catch your breath.
Better? Hathaway was among the celebrities at the Democratic National Convention — was it really just last week? — as part of Hollywood’s Creative Coalition. Between appearances, she found time to share her thoughts about Obama with the Associated Press. What better time to examine what makes Anne one of AfterEllen.com’s favorite smart/hot women?
Smart: Hathaway didn’t take Obama’s message of hope at face value.
"I was kind of afraid of Obama the first time I saw him. … I’ve been burned by politicians before that I wanted to believe in and just didn’t live up to it.”
Smart: She listened to what the candidate had to say.
"It was around the time that he gave his speech on race that I just said, ‘I can’t deny how I feel about you, Barack Obama. I want you to be the president. I want you in the White House.’”
Smart: She looked for proof that Obama understands what America needs.
“I just heard the other day, he just paid off his student loans two years ago. So when people talk about financial issues and the high cost of education, he really gets it.”
Smart: Hathaway refuses to let a personal setback detract her from supporting her candidate.
"My life didn’t begin when my relationship (with Raffaello) began. I come from a middle-class Democratic family. I’ve had strong ties with the Clintons since they were elected. The most important thing for me is getting a Democrat in the White House. I keep thinking about Michelle Obama’s speech… about our hopes and fears and not being afraid anymore."
Whew. Um, I know I had a point, but I can’t seem to remember it. Maybe you can help me out in the comments. Happy weekend.