For years, I have been “brainwashed” by the GOP into believing that Bruce Willis is a diehard Republican. Maybe that’s because he has voiced support for the war in Iraq, accused the media of ignoring “success stories” there, backed George W. Bush for president in 2000, and appeared at the White House with Dubya. On the other hand, it is true that an FEC search finds little evidence that Willis has given to GOP causes. But the media hating actor uncharacteristically wanted a gossip columnist to report that he’s bipartisan. “Please write this,” Willis told the NY Daily News’ Lloyd Grove, “I’m always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican — but I’m not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones,” he insisted. “If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great.” That’s because Willis’ cause celebre is finding more federal money for foster care, and none other than George W. Bush made him national spokesman for children-in-foster care in 2002.(Willis has even called himself “apolitical,” claiming, “I’m a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government”) Bruce told Lloyd: “This is not something for the private sector to solve. This is a problem for the federal government.” He said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) has been helping on the issue. As for another foster care proponent, ex-House Majority leader Tom DeLay, now facing criminal corruption charges. Willis joked: “He needs somebody to adopt him!”
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