Madonna posts a salute to Gen. Clark

She spends most of her time in London nowadays, but that isn’t stopping Madonna from marshaling her fans in support of Wesley Clark’s campaign for President.

The Material Mom, who announced she was backing the former NATO commander last month, talked up her candidate in a letter on her Web site yesterday.

“I’ve never aligned myself with a presidential candidate during the primary season,” she says on “But this time, the stakes are too high … I’ve looked at all the Democratic candidates. I respect them all for their dedication and patriotism. But I’m supporting Wes Clark because in him I see the qualifications, character and vision that we so desperately need.

“Our greatest risk is not terrorism and it’s not Iraq or the ‘Axis of Evil,’ ” she goes on. “Our greatest risk is a lack of leadership.”

Clark spokesman Bill Buck told us: “We’re pleased to have such a big name superstar supporting our four-star.”

The retired general certainly seems to have fallen under her spell of Her Madgesty.

Speaking at the Florida Democratic Party’s convention last month, he said that helping the less fortunate is a “common principle” of “every faith that I’ve ever studied, whether it’s Catholicism, Protestantism, Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism [or] Kabbalism.”

Buck confirmed that Clark’s “study” of the mystical teachings of the Kabbala grew out of the “getting to know you” conversations he had with Madonna during a dinner in November.

Is Clark worried that the woman who bared her S&M fantasies in her photo book “Sex” might bring a little too much sizzle to his campaign?

“We’ve attracted people from across the spectrum,” said Buck. “We’re happy to include Madonna in that mix.”

Madonna’s salute to Clark left some in Democratic front-runner Howard Dean’s camp slightly bereft. “I’m kind of upset,” said Dean spokesman Eric Schmeltzer. “I guess I’ll have to put away my bustier and fishnets.”


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New York Daily News, USA
Jan. 7, 2004
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