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

Elizabeth Taylor urges primary voters to back Clinton

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caption="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. Brian

    Thanks for helping to prolong the inevitable. Math must not be her strong point.

    May 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. josie

    elizabeth was very right.

    May 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  3. Patrick U


    May 2, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. Terri in ARKANSAS

    I will vote for HILLARY if HILLARY is not on the ticket I will vote against OBAMA and go with MCCAIN.

    OBAMA is not even on the list

    May 2, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. Phil-Little Rock

    This coming from a woman who's seen more pricks than a second-hand dart board. Flibberjibbet? Is that a word she learned from her best friend Michael Jackson? Was that the Sesame Street word of the day?

    Go away Liz. And take that musty perfume of yours with you.

    May 2, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. Tim Pare

    Spaeaking from a more removed perspective from up here in Vancouver, Canada, I am stunned that voters aren't fully backing Barrack Obama....One has rarely seen a politician with more integrity, honesty and genune concern for the average person....I can't believe that he may not make it to the White House....WAKE UP AMERICA and don't let this opportunity slip through your hands!

    May 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  7. DAN

    Make your life more positive and vote for prosperity and universal health care so no one suffers needlessly vote positive and for substance,real men can vote for a women. madam president we got you covered. GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  8. ariel

    For God's sake, who cares?
    Obama/Rendell 08

    May 2, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
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