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Harvey Weinstein gets cheeky on Bachmann, Tea Party

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is a man of few (or no) words at his film screenings, but one Republican presidential candidate moved him to say quite a lot Tuesday at his latest showing: Michele Bachmann. Before attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival viewed Weinstein's new movie "Butter," actress Olivia Wilde read a statement on his behalf, according to the Hollywood Reporter:

"In 20 years of coming to the Toronto Film Festival, I've never released a statement for a film. But I would like to take this moment to formally invite Republican Congresswoman from Minnesota and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to co-host with me the big premiere of Butter in Iowa in a few months from now. I know Michele will already be in Iowa for the caucus, so we can save some money on airfare and travel. I would, of course, be more than happy to fly in the other leading members of the Tea Party movement to make an entire day of it. We could take some math classes in the morning to help balance the budget, brush up on the Constitution in the afternoon, play some ping-pong, and then maybe some verbal ping-pong on gay rights and women's rights (especially the right to choose). But at night we can all go hand-in-hand to the premiere of Butter, a fun and important film where we'll share some popcorn and laughs. These are the kind of bipartisan effort that makes America great. I look forward to hearing from Michele, and I'm particularly looking forward to those classes on the Constitution. All my best, Harvey."

Weinstein is in President Obama's camp big time, so it's no surprise his statement was a tad tongue-in-cheek.

Since Bachmann will be appearing Friday on the "Tonight Show," where Jay Leno has made fun of her in the past, maybe she'll engage Weinstein, too?

h/t Politico Click

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