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Meryl Streep bashes Bush at Golden Globes

Award-winning actress Meryl Streep took a swipe at President Bush’s State of the Union Address tonight after being awarded a Golden Globe at the 61st edition of the awards show.

After addressing her friends and colleagues who she said helped her win the Golden Globe for “Actress In A Leading Role - Mini-Series Or Television Movie” for her performance in Angels In America, Streep used her final minutes in front of the camera to attack two specific parts of President Bush’s speech.

While not directly addressing Bush by name, Streep pointed out that there is a big problem in this country if the biggest problems in the country are committed couples in love "who want to spend the rest of their lives together." She went on to denounce the priority of focusing on getting professional sports players to stop taking steroids.

As you may recall if you watched the State of the Union Address, President Bush surprised most people by throwing in a paragraph about how he plans to get the professional sports players to stop using steroids because it sets a bad example. Critics have pointed out that Bush did little else in spelling out his plans for ensuring America a better future.

Instead, he went on to announce his support for strengthening the institution of marriage by making sure it only applies to a relationship between a man and a woman, which critics have pointed out doesn't lend itself to committed same-sex couples who would like to enjoy the same rights under the law. He even implied that he would lend his support to a Constitutional Amendment, if need be.

Obviously Streep wasn't a big fan of President Bush's priorities mentioned in his speech and she made that known on live television tonight.

Streep won her award for Angels in America mini-series, which is based on author Tony Kushner's manuscript which won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The series, as with the play, "explores "the state of the nation" -- the sexual, racial, religious, political and social issues confronting the country during the Reagan years, as the AIDS epidemic spreads." (Source.)

Posted by Anthony at January 25, 2004 9:33 PM