By Patrick Gavin, July 25, 2012 –
Hollywood is full of liberals? Maybe. But this week is seeing an interesting dynamic: Celebrities praising George W. Bush.
The occasion is the International AIDS conference and the warm words earned by Bush is for his leadership in promoting AIDS relief around the world. Actress Debra Messing is in town this week for the conference and is joining the praise for the 43rd president.
“President Bush created PEPFAR [President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief],” Messing told POLITICO. “That’s one of the most important contributions to this fight made by anybody, by any living president. So I think that regardless of his other policies, or how you feel about how he was as a president, anybody who is an advocate and trying to support global health has so much to thank the former President Bush for.”
Kind words from an actress who has historically supported Democratic candidates. Elton John also heaped the accolades on Bush this week during his swing through D.C.