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What Clout?

December 16, 1990

Re "The Rebirth of Hollywood's Political Clout" by Ronald Brownstein (Dec. 2 and 9): Get real!

Hollywood/television liberals gave their all to two major political crusades this November: To beat Jesse Helms on the East Coast and to pass Big Green, California's Proposition 128, on the West. They struck out badly on both. Some clout.

It's not so much as Hollywood movie mogul that MCA's Lew Wasserman is courted but as the millionaire captain of industry that he is.

True, politicians from around the nation come trolling for dollars among the Hollywood elite, but the all-important voter isn't much swayed. Quick, who was the most memorable Hollywood star at the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta? Darned if you didn't say Rob Lowe.

JOHN PAUL

ARNERICH

Los Angeles

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