Actress Sharon Stone has warned Hillary Rodham Clinton to stay out of
the 2008 US presidential race, saying the New York senator and former
first lady is too sexy to win back the keys to the White House.
Stone said Senator Clinton had an intimidating sexuality that would
cost her votes."I think Hillary Clinton is fantastic, but I think it is
too soon for her to run (for president)," Stone said in the latest edition
of Hollywood Life magazine.
"A woman should be past her sexuality when she runs. Hillary still has
sexual power and I don't think people will accept that. It's too
But while Stone wants the 58-year-old Senator Clinton to wait until
her sexuality subsides, singer Madonna is urging her to
"go for it" in 2008, even though the timing might not be right for Americans to
put their trust in a woman president.
"I don't think now is necessarily her time, or the Democrats' time, but
she should certainly go for it
," Madonna reportedly told Out magazine.
"You've got to start somewhere in terms of a woman leading the US. In
Europe and Asia and elsewhere, women have ruled over millions. It's not an
"But in America, men are still afraid. And I don't think women are too
comfortable with the idea of a female in charge."
The Stone-Madonna comments come less than a year after the
controversial biography The Truth About
Hillary, in which journalist Ed Klein, a former editor of
The New York Times magazine, claimed Senator Clinton's politics were
shaped by a culture of radical feminism and
lesbianism at Wellesley College in Massachusetts in the
Klein's book also canvassed White House gossip suggesting that Senator
Clinton and husband Bill Clinton did not have sex when he was president
and she was first lady.