In 2005, she was quoted on the New York Post's Page Six: "I've always been drawn to Europe. America is such a young country, with an adolescent swagger about it. But I feel that I have a more European sensibility, a greater respect for the multicultural nature of the globe." She was also quoted that year explaining her decision to move to London to the New York Daily News: "I just had a baby and thought, 'I don't want to live there.'" International press reports had her deriding "Bush's anti-environment, pro-war policies" as either a "disgrace" or a "disaster."
In January 2004, Paltrow was quoted in the pages of Britain's Glamour magazine declaring that America was "too weird" because of its overt displays of patriotism. "At the moment there's a weird, over-patriotic atmosphere over there, like, 'We're number one and the rest of the world doesn't matter.'" (She much prefers the dinner chatter of wealthy British hubby and Coldplay musician Chris Martin, who has proclaimed shareholders as "the great evil of this modern world" and who ranted at a British awards show that "We're all going to die when George Bush has his way.")
In 2003, the Scottish Daily Record of Glasgow quoted Paltrow trashing America's president overseas: "I think Bush is such an embarrassment to America. He doesn't take the rest of the world at all into consideration. It all seems to be for him and his friends to keep getting richer at the expense of a nation, at the expense of the environment. It's like a full-scale assault." (No comment from Paltrow about her own Mercedes Benz SUV gas-guzzling assaults on American roads and her multiple ginormous mansion-owning contributions to the nation's eco-catastrophe.)
Paltrow blames the latest brouhaha on a misunderstanding of her "seventh-grade Spanish." Unfortunately for you, dear, your English is perfect.
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