From George Magazine

Lili in George
HOLLYWOOD'S EDGIEST
CHARACTER ACTOR PLAYS A SMALL-TIME DRUG DEALER IN THE
NEW FILM ILLTOWN. WHEN TAYLOR GOES TO
WASHINGTON, SHE'LL ENTER STAGE LEFT.




IF I WERE PRESIDENT
LILI TAYLOR


NAME YOUR PARTY
More Than Me.

WHO WOULD BE YOUR RUNNING MATE?
Congressman Bernie Sanders.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CAMPAIGN SONG?
"The Creator Has a Master Plan," by Pharoah Sanders.

HOW WOULD YOU RAISE MONEY FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN?
I would limit contributions to $100 and get creative.

WHO WOULD BE YOUR CLOSEST ADVISORS?
Noam Chomsky, Jonathan Kozol, Howard Zinn, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Jocelyn Elders, Anita Hill, Ralph Nader. I'd appoint Subcomandante Marcos (head of the Zapatistas) as secretary of defense and the Beardstown Ladies as secretaries of the treasury.

NAME A REASON TO GO TO WAR.
It would have to be a very, very good one. I would avoid it at all costs.

YOUR ROLE MODEL?
Joan of Arc would be one of many.

WHAT WOULD YOUR FIRST ACT IN OFFICE BE?
Exposing the millions of unnecessarily classified documents so we could start with a clean slate.

WHAT WOULD YOU FIGHT THE HARDEST TO CHANGE?
1. The Pentagon
2. The CIA
3. Corporate welfare
4. The public school system

HOW WOULD A WOMAN'S PRESIDENCY DIFFER FROM A MAN'S?
How would we know? It's still a mystery.

WRITE THE FIRST SENTENCE OF YOUR STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS.
I'm mad as hell, and I'm not taking it anymore. Neither should you.

WHAT WOULD YOU VETO EVERY TIME IT HITS YOUR DESK?
Capitol punishment.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR FAVORITE PRESIDENTIAL PERK?
The power to make at least a few changes.

WHICH PART OF THE JOB WOULD YOU DREAD MOST?
Being overwhelmed with all of the things that need fixing.

WHICH OF YOUR ACTIVITIES WOULD PRESENT THE GREATEST PROBLEM FOR THE SECRET SERVICE?
Not wanting them around all the time.

WHAT THREE OBJECTS MUST YOU HAVE IN THE OVAL OFFICE?
A copy of the Constitution, a cappuccino maker, and an altar.

WHO WOULD GET AN INVITATION TO STAY IN THE LINCOLN BEDROOM?
A bunch of kids.

WHO WOULD NEVER GET AN INVITATION?
So far, everyone is welcome.

HOW WOULD YOU UNWIND FROM THE PRESSURE?
I'd tell everyone to go away, then I'd make a strong cup of coffee.

HOW IS ACTING LIKE POLITICS?
You're reading someone else's script. It appears as if you're making decisions, but in reality someone is telling you what to do, and you've gotta put on a good show.


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