May 2nd, 2008
10:29 PM ET
6 years ago

Elizabeth Taylor urges primary voters to back Clinton

The actress and activist officially endorsed Clinton Friday.
The actress and activist officially endorsed Clinton Friday.

(CNN) - Actress Elizabeth Taylor urged voters in next week’s Democratic primaries to back Hillary Clinton's White House run, saying in a statement released Friday that the New York senator was “not a flibbertijibbet.”

“It would be magnificent for our country if Senator Clinton won the votes, hearts and minds of the people in Indiana and North Carolina on Tuesday. She’s a brilliant teacher and powerful leader. We all know what she’s about. We know what she isn’t. Senator Clinton is not a flibbertijibbet [sic]. She’s strong,” said Taylor.

“It’s also important for great leaders to have a sense of humor about themselves. The future of our great country rests in the hands of the next president. Who sits in the Oval Office will be determined greatly by the citizens of Indiana and North Carolina. In my heart, I know they will choose wisely and they will choose well.”

The actress and activist is a longtime Clinton supporter who has donated the legal maximum of $4,600 to the senator’s campaign.

In January 2007, Taylor also pointed to Clinton’s toughness as the reason she was contributing to her presidential bid. "I have contributed to Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign because she has a mind of her own and a very strong one at that," Taylor she said in a statement then. "I like the way she thinks. She is very savvy and a smart leader with years of experience in government, diplomacy and politics."


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soundoff (383 Responses)
  1. Will

    Takes an elitist to know an elitist.

    May 2, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  2. Bitter Tommy in St. Louis

    An endorsement by a has-been for a has-been. By the way, what is a flibbertijibbet?

    May 2, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  3. HILLARY GO HOME

    And her endorsement means what?

    May 2, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  4. Dave Bell

    Michael Jackson is not running.

    May 2, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  5. Rob - Vegas

    HUH? she's the one people are going to listen to?

    this is getting nuts, i'm sorry but this really is getting out of hand. first of all, it's not news, second, how is she the voice of reason to tell people how to vote?

    May 2, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  6. Brian in Windsor Ontario

    Hummm, a woman over 60... Yes, it would be expected that she would support Sen. Clinton. Celebrety endorsements are pretty lame... except Springsteen, and he is supporting Obama...

    May 2, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  7. Luke

    I'm not racist personally but I just don't think america is ready for a flibbertijibbet president

    May 2, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  8. Kenny

    Is she still alive? And how does a has-been celebrity endorsement constitute news?

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  9. annie

    Good for Elizabeth Taylor – Keep going Hillary – We need a real person for president not someone who takes 20 plus years to figure out what his mentor is saying.

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  10. Colin

    Why do we care?

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  11. mick

    History will show that Hillary can take on anyone or anything besides the young voters and MSNBC

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  12. mozartt

    coming from someone who has been married 7 or is it 8 times? and one who has been reputed to have addictions, does she have the kind of judgement that folks should pay attention to? I'm glad she endorsed Clinton – whew! I was afraid she would endorse Obama who has a loving wife (only one) and two beautiful children.

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  13. Judy jones

    Talk about ELITE people. My Question How many pants suits does Hillary Clinton own. Does she ever wear a dress or is it more important to be "testicular". Doesn't fly with me.I don't care for women who think they are one of the guys! Men should run the country not a women who cries, lies and cheats our country.

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  14. Laura

    The state of our country is in worse shape than I originally thought if anyone actually cares what Elizabeth Taylor thinks. Does she even know her own mind? How many times has she been married...at least 8! Gimmeabreak!

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  15. Newt

    Who cares what she thinks

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  16. Daniel

    So wait, this is essentially a good thing for Obama. Who wants this crotchety old woman's support? And since when is a hollywood endorsement news? Thank you again, tabloid CNN.

    May 2, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  17. Evelyn

    I agree with Liz Taylor and Maya Angelou!

    It's time for real change. After years and years of men at the helm–it's about time we have a strong woman steer the country back in the right direction! Historical? "Madame President!"...How that for Historical and Groundbreaking!
    I hope the voters of Indiana and North Carolina steer this primary season back in the right direction.

    May 2, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  18. Cowboy Jack

    Wait, she's not endorsing Obama? She must be pro-American

    May 2, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  19. OC - CA - cubanamericanwoman

    Does that mean that JACKOWACKO also supports the Clintons?

    LOL.........

    May 2, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  20. Carl Granieri

    Only ET could find a way to pry 'flibbertijibbet' into a presidential endorsement. The hollywood elite has stayed pretty quite on this race, I've noticed. There hasn't been lot of hooting and hollering coming from the West Coast during this contest. I wonder if they've gotten the hint that it doesn't help with the folks in fly-over America, and the silence is by design.

    May 2, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  21. Josef

    SHUT UP! Liz Taylor you wretched old wacko. You HAD your 15 minutes already. Why should ANYONE care what YOU think about WHO should be President. Who do you think you are? Sean Penn?

    May 2, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  22. LA Ben

    Who the hell cares? Sound the alarm – yet another old white lady voting for Clinton.

    May 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  23. MW - Cali

    Paleeze! Go back to sleep. Now why would I take her word for it...how many times has she been married? Didn't she believe in Michael and later was not seen with him in public anymore? Liz, select your candidate but don't tell others who they should choose. Clinton has earned her own suspicions as a flibbertijibbet as have you!!!

    Obama 08-12 – All the way – Yes we can change!!!

    May 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  24. Merv

    Not surprising. She is certainly emblematic of Clinton's key demographic: fat, elderly, white, & delusional

    May 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  25. April in Texas

    Sorry Liz.. That isnt happening. Her husband sent my family in a tailspin and that I can not forget nor forgive. I don't think Hillary will be any better from her own lies / confusion, flip flopping on NAFTA and the list could go on.. Again its Obama or I stay home plain and simple..

    Obama 08

    May 2, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
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