HomoQuotable - David Geffen
“It’s not a very big thing to say, ‘I made a mistake’ on the war, and typical of Hillary Clinton that she can’t." -David Geffen, one of the most wealthy homosexuals in the world and a former major Clinton fundraiser, speaking about his passionate support for Sen. Barack Obama. Geffen spoke to the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, an interview only available to Times Select subscribers, but heavily quoted on Editor & Publisher.
Geffen broke with the Clintons in 2000 after he pleaded in vain for Bill Clinton to pardon possibly wrongly convicted murderer Leonard Peltier, only to see Clinton grant a pardon to Marc Rich, a millionaire fugitive tax evader who illegally traded oil to Iran during the hostage crisis. Geffen yesterday: “Marc Rich getting pardoned? An oil-profiteer expatriate who left the country rather than pay taxes or face justice? Yet another time when the Clintons were unwilling to stand for the things that they genuinely believe in. Everybody in politics lies, but they do it with such ease, it’s troubling.”