Fashion Sex Politics Entertainment
by Jan L. Solomon
Photography by Franco Bertacci
He was relaxed and informal as he sat with us, took off his shoes, and asked his lurking agent to bring him a cup of coffee. We could have talked for hours, but we had 10 minutes to delve into his political thinking and shoot some photos of his reactions to my questions and comments, which I’m sure you will enjoy seeing.
JS: Hello, I’m Jan Solomon with Beyond Elite. It’s a pleasure to meet you. We are an online magazine featuring articles on politics, sex, fashion and entertainment.
AF: OK, good. I’m into fashion.
JS: What would you say to our global readership about the
situation in the
AF: We have a radical administration that is not representative of Americans, and we apologize.
AF: They only know vicious and more vicious. And, they’re smart. They may change their tactics, like having the Bush twins join the Marines or something like that, but I doubt it.
JS: What do you think about what was said during the Vice-Presidential debate?
AF: I think Cheney lied blatantly and when you do that you lose points. You cannot lie to the American people. There are pictures of Cheney with John Edwards lying around. There are clips of Cheney directly connecting Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda.
AF: They will probably try to dismantle some environmental regulations, helping their contributor base. How much more can they do – cut off funding to planned parenthood?
Bush would probably do something childish. He will be mad that he was only a one-term President, that is that way he acts, like a child who takes his toys and goes home.
JS: What would you like to see as Kerry’s top three priorities in January and would you include the Israeli/Palestinian issue?
Any progress we have had turns out to be a heartbreaker.
JS: What other priorities do you think are important?
AF: We need infrastructure in the U.S. that will generate more jobs; we need to work on energy self-sufficiency; we need to invest in schools, early childhood intervention – visit parents early to determine children who are at risk; we need to focus on the nutrition of pregnant women; health care; and regarding Iraq, we need to establish our credibility around the world in the world community.
JS: Thank you for spending time with us and for the great
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Jan L. Solomon is the Political Editor for Beyond Elite Magazine and the President and CEO of Solomon International Solutions. She has worked in the international relations field for over 22 years with The Hunger Project. Jan is also the International Specialist at the Institute for Reality Studies and is currently completing her doctoral degree in International Relations at Florida International University. Jan can be reached for discussion at firstname.lastname@example.org
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