Last night I posted about the banal similarities between Clinton-speak and Scientology propaganda. This mashup of the infamous Tom Cruise recruitment video and footage of Hillbot's manufactured tears in New Hampshire demonstrates I may be on to something.
Actually, Hillbilly and the Cult of Scientology have shared more than talking points. Back in the late nineties, Bill went to great lengths to assist the pod people in their dispute with the German government:
John Travolta says President Clinton offered to help him with a pet project - getting Scientology accepted as a religion in Germany - just as he was about to play a character based on the president. ...
Travolta told writer Josh Young that just before "Primary Colors" went before the cameras last April, the actor was in Washington to promote Scientology - a controversial belief Travolta and scores of other Hollywood types embrace.
"The next day, I met with Clinton," Travolta told George.
"He told me: '"Your program sounds great. More than that, I'd really love to help you with your issue over in Germany with Scientology.'"
Clinton was referring to Germany's refusal to register Scientology as a religion because the government considers it a radical cult that cheats members out of their life savings - an allegation that Scientologists vehemently deny.
"I was waiting for the seduction that I had heard so much about. I thought, "Well, how could he ever seduce me?'" Travolta recalled.
"And after we talked, I thought, "Bingo!' He did it. Scientology is the one issue that really matters to me."
For Travolta, Clinton reportedly went to the extraordinary length of assigning National Security Adviser Sandy Berger to be the administration's Scientology point man.
Berger briefed Travolta in the same manner he would a senior senator, George reports.
So instead of, I don't know, tracking bin Laden, Clinton's top security adviser was busy running errands on behalf of Barbarino.