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In both 2008 and 2012, President Obama’s opponents have attacked him for being a “celebrity.” It’s an easy case to make. He’s one of the most famous men in the world. And his supporters include George Clooney, Beyonce, Eva Longoria and dozens of the biggest names in the decadent, fuming wasteland of Hollywood.

Sure you’ve know billionaires who support Romney like Donald Trump—who is on his second foreign born wife. And you have the right’s own billionaire-supported celebrities the right nurtures like Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin who would support a large chunk of cotton candy if the GOP ran it for president. But the actual celebrities who really support Romney in some ways resemble the tea party—a bit hypocritical, somewhat delusional and desperate to find someone to blame for their problems.

Here are five celebrities who don’t care if Mitt ever releases his taxes returns. They’re voting Romney no mater what. (SPOILER: This list doesn’t include tea partying former SNL star Victoria Jackson. Last we heard, she thinks Romney is a “socialist.”)

Jenna Jameson

Jameson, the “Queen of Porn,” is probably the world’s richest porn star. She could also be a Romney political adviser because she has come up with a perfect slogan for the campaign: “When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.” The winner of 30 more than the adult video awards and star “Up and Cummers 11” and “I Love Lesbians” would definitely be a part of the top 5% of Americans who would pay less under Mitt Romney’s tax plan. The twice divorced star once modeled for PETA but is apparently now more interested in the ethical treatment of millionaires.

Scott Baio

Famous for being Happy Days’ Chachi, Charles in Charge, and being 45 and single. In 2010 he tweeting an unflattering picture of the First Lady with the comment “WOW He wakes up to this every morning.” When he was called racist and sexist for the remark he listed his impeccable non-racist credentials. For instance, his wife’s best friend is black. A noted womanizer for more than twenty years, the now-married Baio recently appeared at a Romney fundraiser in Los Angeles to keep the faith with Mitt.

The Ghost of Kid Rock Past and The Ghost of Ted Nugent Future

Gun lover Ted Nugent has a couple things in common with Mitt Romney. They both avoided the Vietnam Draft and they were both born in Michigan. Nugent has become the one outspoken classic rock era spokesman for conservative culture after a youth spent sewing more wild oats than the Quaker pilgrim. Kid Rock was also born in Michigan and is a 90s version of Nugent, a high-energy appropriator of black culture with a long blonde mane. Both Nugent and Rock have endorsed Romney. There’s no word on whether they think Mitt’s “the trees are the right height” comment was a pot reference.

Gene Simmons

The front man of the band Kiss, who allegedly bedded nearly 5,000 women, is famous for marketing anything that can fit the Kiss logo on it. He claims he voted for Obama because he wanted “to show the world that America, the land of slaves, the land that tortured its black population for hundreds of years, is also the place that could give an African American man the chance to lead the most powerful nation on the planet.” He now supports Romney because “America is a business and should be run by a businessman.” That’s what Hoover voters thought, too. There’s no confirmation from the Romney camp on whether a President Romney would market coffins and credit cards with the American flag on them as Simmons has done with the Kiss logo.

Rick Schroder

Mitt Romney will be fundraising with the former star of television’s “Silver Spoons” this weekend. Schroder — a Mormon convert and family man — wasn’t born with a proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, unlike Romney, Donald Trump and the Koch brothers. But his most famous role and new connection to Romney proved to be irresistible to the liberal group Americans United who put together the video above.


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  • 1.Why did Trump choose to hide certain specific files and not others at Mar-a-Lago? What were the criteria that Trump used to keep some files concealed and not others? Who selected those files? Did Trump consult or direct anyone in his selection of secret files? Trump was notorious for being too impatient to read his briefing papers, even after they had been drastically shortened and simplified. Is there the slightest evidence that he spirited these papers away so that he could consult or study them? Who besides Trump knew of the presence of the files he had concealed at Mar-a-Lago?
  • 2. Mar-a-Lago has an infamous reputation for being open to penetration even by foreign spies. In 2019, the FBI arrested a Chinese woman who had entered the property with electronic devices. She was convicted of trespassing, lying to the Secret Service, and sentenced and served eight-months in a federal prison, before being deported to China. Have other individuals with possible links to foreign intelligence operations been present at Mar-a-Lago?
  • 3. Did members of Trump's Secret Service detail have knowledge of his secret storage of the files at Mar-a-Lago? What was the relationship of the Secret Service detail to the FBI? Did the Secret Service, or any agent, disclose information about the files to the FBI?
  • 4. Trump's designated representatives to the National Archives are Kash Patel and John Solomon, co-conspirators in the investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election of 2016, the Ukraine missiles-for-political dirt scandal that led to the first impeachment in 2019, and the coup of 2020. Neither has any professional background in handling archival materials. Patel, a die-hard Trump loyalist whose last job in the administration was as chief of staff to the Acting Secretary of Defense, was supposedly involved in Trump’s “declassification” of some files. Patel has stated, “Trump declassified whole sets of materials in anticipation of leaving government that he thought the American public should have the right to read themselves."
  • The White House counsel failed to generate the paperwork to change the classification markings, but that doesn’t mean the information wasn’t declassified.” If Pat Cipollone, the White House legal counsel, did not “generate the paperwork,” was he or anyone on his staff aware at all of the declassifications? The White House Staff Secretary Derek Lyons resigned his post in December 2020. Did his successor, who held the position for a month, while Trump was consumed with plotting his coup, ever review the material found in Trump’s concealed files for declassification? Or did Patel review the material? Can Patel name any individual who properly reviewed the supposed declassification?
  • 5. Why did Trump keep his pardon of Roger Stone among his secret files? Was it somehow to maintain leverage over Stone? What would that leverage be? Would it involve Stone's role as a conduit with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers during the coup? Or is there another pardon in Trump’s files for Stone, a secret pardon for his activities in the January 6th insurrection? Because of the sweeping nature of the pardon clause, pardons can remain undisclosed (until needed). Pardons are self-executing, require no justification and are not subject to court review beyond the fact of their timely execution. In other words, a court may verify the pardon was valid in time but has no power to review appropriateness. A pardon could even be oral but would need to be verifiable by a witness. Do the files contain secret pardons for Trump himself, members of his family, members of the Congress, and other co-conspirators?
  • 6.Was the FBI warrant obtained to block the imminent circulation or sale of information in the files to foreign powers? Does the affidavit of the informant at Mar-a-Lago, which has not been released, provide information about Trump’s monetization that required urgency in executing the warrant? Did Trump monetize information in any of the files? How? With whom? Any foreign power or entity? Was the Saudi payment from its sovereign wealth fund for the LIV Golf Tournament at Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club for a service that Trump rendered, an exchange of anything of value or information that was in the files? If it involved information in the files was it about nuclear programs? Was it about the nuclear program of Israel? How much exactly was the Saudi payment for the golf tournament? The Saudi sovereign wealth fund gave Jared Kushner and former Trump Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin $2 billion for their startup hedge fund, Affinity Partners. Do the Saudis regard that investment as partial payment for Trump’s transfer of nuclear information? Were Kushner or Mnuchin aware of the secret files at Mar-a-Lago?
  • 7.Did Trump destroy any of the files? If so, when? Did those files contain incriminating information? Did he destroy any files after he received the June subpoena?
  • 8.Were any of the secrets of our allies compromised? Has the U.S. government provided an inventory of breaches or potential breaches to our allies?
  • 9.Does the resort maintain a copying machine near the classified documents that Trump hid? Were any of the documents copied or scanned? Are Trump’s documents at Mar-a-Lago originals or copies? Were any copies shown or given to anyone?
  • 10.Trump’s lawyer Christina Bobb has revealed that a video surveillance system covers the places where Trump hid the files at Mar-a-Lago, and that the system is connected to a system at his other residences at the Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey and Trump Tower in New York City. According to Bobb, Trump and members of his family observed the FBI search and seizure of his files at Mar-a-Lago, “actually able to see the whole thing” through their surveillance system. Who has that surveillance system recorded entering the rooms where the files were kept?

Kevin Bacon, right, in "The Following"

The aftermath of the August 8, 2022 search of the Mar-a-Lago club, former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, isn’t the first showdown between the FBI and a cult leader.

The Following, a 2013 Fox Pictures series, played out in similar fashion. Three seasons was enough for the producers and it’s been nine years since our introduction to Joe Carroll, English professor-novelist-serial killer, so there’s a spoiler risk -- but not enough to prevent the comparison.

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