When it comes to politics, it's rare to hear anyone in Hollywood speak out against Barack Obama, much less a true conservative voice. Actress Angie Harmon became the exception to the rule, recently, when she told a Fox News reporter she was not a fan of the current President. She also admitted that she's tired of having to defend herself when it comes to disliking Obama:
Here's my problem with this, I'm just going to come out and say it. If I have anything to say against Obama it's not because I'm a racist, it's because I don't like what he's doing as President and anybody should be able to feel that way, but what I find now is that if you say anything against him you're called a racist. But it has nothing to do with it, I don’t care what color he is.Harmon went on to say she thought Senator John McCain had more experience and would have done a better job and spoke about how much she likes Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin:
I admire any kind of woman like her...People cannot look at this woman. I really think they're afraid of her and her morals, ethics and values and the fact that she hangs on them. Is she the most experienced person in the world? But she was running to be the Vice President, so we then put the most inexperienced person as the President. That didn't make any sense to me.
This isn't the first time Harmon has spoken out about politics. In 2004, she and her husband, former football player, Jason Sehorn, spoke at the 2004 Republican National Convention and actively supported George W. Bush for President. In 2008, she told Us Magazine she would be voting for McCain and was seen attending several fundraisers for the candidate. She explained her dissent from typical liberal Hollywood, "We have an underground Republican Party."
Harmon, who was born in Texas, currently lives in Los Angeles with Sehorn and their three daughters, Finely, Avery, and Emery. On parenting, Harmon has said she raises her daughters "with a healthy dose of manners and religion." She is perhaps best known for her role on "Law and Order" but has also starred in a number of other films and television shows. When she's not being being a political activist, Harmon is very involved with charity and has worked with various groups such as CJ Foundation for SIDS and the HollyRod Foundation.