Bruce Willis on Government

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Mar 01, 2006 11:55 AM

I dig Bruce Willis. Always have, since I watched him walk across that glass-shard carpet in the upper levels of a terrorist-occupied high rise in 1988. Sigh.

In the past, Willis has said he is a Republican, campaigned for conservative candidates, and been loudly pro-military and pro-Iraq War in Hollywood, which I imagine is slightly more painful than the whole pedal impalement thing.

Apparently, one too many reporters bugged him about his political leanings, and this is what he had to say at a junket for his new movie, "16 Blocks."

"I'm sick of answering this [expletive] question," he says. "I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government, I want less government intrusion. I want them to stop [expletive] on my money and your money and tax dollars that we give 50 percent of... every year. I want them to be fiscally responsible and I want these [expletive] lobbyists out of Washington. Do that and I'll say I'm a Republican... I hate the government, OK? I'm a-political. Write that down. I'm not a Republican."

Smaller government, less government intrusion, lower taxes, fiscal responsibility, and cleaning up lobbying. Whatever he calls himself, he's on my side. Plus, he may make a movie about the Deuce Four. Sounds like he's another conservative the Republican majority should worry about keeping happy.