Last night during the “Golden Globes” former President Bill Clinton made the introduction for the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln”, and word is that the whole thing was very top secret. DreamWorks co-chair/CEO Stacey Snider says that she was one of the people alongside Spielberg who were part of organizing his appearance, and it was a very nerve wracking experience. “We had this on lockdown”, she says “my heart was pounding” during his intro of a clip from Lincoln.
Clinton was his regular charming self (the man has a way with words and public speaking) and slipped in a few jokes alongside his political remarks. Clinton received a standing ovation when he walked on stage, and followed it with some harsh comparisons between the politics surrounding “Lincoln” in the Civil War era and today. In reference to Lincoln desiring to see slavery outlawed, Clinton remarked “Winning it required the President to make a lot of unsavory deals that had nothing to do with the big issue — I wouldn’t know anything about that.” “Lincoln” was shown at the White House in a special screening on November 15th and the U.S. Senate on December 19th.
Security was a bit tighter than usual at the “Golden Globes” last night, including men with assault rifles, and I think it is safe to assume that Clinton’s presence was a factor. Only a small handful of people at the “Globes” knew about his appearance, and even some Hollywood Foreign Press Association officials were told that the special presenter was Prince Albert of Monaco. I hope they weren’t too offended when they found out they had been lied to.