Jan. 21 - Actress and director Angelina Jolie says she is fascinated with what she calls a bizarre Republican presidential race. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Angelina Jolie says that she is watching the 2012 Republican presidential race with fascination, and believes it to be good television. Jolie, who was on hand to accept a Producers' Guild award for her film about the Serbian war, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," says that she has tried to take it seriously as a citizen, but can't help thinking of the potential nominees as "characters." "There's that part of us that's wanting to learn about what's going on, and wanting to see who could possibly be the next president, and take that very seriously, which it is, and there's this other part of it that is this strange television, and these characters that we're watching," says Jolie. "It goes into the bizarre." Jolie who spoke Saturday (January 21), the same night of Newt Gingrich's surprise win over Mitt Romney in the South Carolina Republican primary. The Gingrich upset has upended the Republican race as the party picks its opponent to president Barack Obama in the 2012 election.