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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Just another reason to love Jessica Simpson!

LOS ANGELES — Jessica Simpson didn't want to meet the president.
Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, the singer/actress on Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with President George W. Bush at a major Republican fund-raiser.

The sexy "The Dukes of Hazzard" star still plans to visit Washington on Thursday to lobby members of Congress on behalf of Operation Smile, a non-profit venture offering free plastic surgery for disadvantaged children overseas with facial deformities.

But people close to Simpson said she passed on a request to appear that same evening at the fund-raiser of the National Republican Congressional Committee -- even after she was offered some private time with Bush -- because Operation Smile is a non-partisan group.

"It just feels wrong," one Simpson insider told Reuters on Wednesday, adding that the actress keeps her political views private."She would love to meet the president and talk about Operation Smile ... but she can't do it at a fund-raiser for the Republican Party."


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