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Miss Haiti Doesn't Want You To Be President, Wyclef

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But she does still like your music, if that is any consolation.

Haiti’s representative in the Miss Universe competition, Sarodj Bertin, has come forward to announce that she is not backing Wyclef Jean's bid for presidency in Haiti. As a lawyer and a fierce loyal to her country, she isn't convinced that Wyclef has the political capabilities to handle the job. In a recent interview, she explained:

“I really admire Wyclef, he’s a great singer and a really recognized Haitian artist – but I do not know if he’s going to arrive to his political objectives. After the (earthquake), we need someone that really knows this position and has studied politics, and really knows Haitian society. We’re not in a place right now where we can just try people out. If Wyclef thinks he has the capacity then maybe he can arrive, I wish him good luck, but I think we need to look at really moving the country forward politically.”

Can't say that we argue with that. Though, in Wyclef's defense, he has a lot of industry pull in Hollywood. He might be able to transfer that into big things for Haiti.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see if his political dreams will come to fruition…and then what he'll actually do with all that power.

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20 comments to “Miss Haiti Doesn't Want You To Be President, Wyclef”



  1. 1

    "Though, in Wyclef's defense, he has a lot of industry pull in Hollywood. He might be able to transfer that into big things for Haiti."
    Really? I mean, REALLY? What does having industry pull in HOLLYWOOD have anything to do with being able to govern a country, especially one such as Haiti which is in dire need of a strong leader capable of removing them from their current predicament? Stop trying to comment on politics, stick to your tacky celeb gossip.

  2. Sweet says – reply to this


    2

    "Though, in Wyclef's defense, he has a lot of industry pull in Hollywood. He might be able to transfer that into big things for Haiti."

    That must be the dumbest comment I have ever heard. What is Wyclef going to do- run pledge drives every week? And what kind of Hollywood pull does he have? Here's a guy who has problems paying his taxes in THIS country, has been speculated of stealing money from his Haiti charity. He sounds completely shady, totally unqualified… but hey, he MIGHT be able to get someone tickets to the newest D-list Hollywood movie… yeah, "big things".

    Perez, sometimes I think you're borderline retarded.



  3. 3

    I can't see how Wyclef can make Haiti any worse! I'm pretty sure my 9 yr old can run the country without much difference.



  4. 4

    "industry pull in hollywood???" we're talking about politics, not the grammy's you dumbass. wyclef's a worst choice for haiti than the current fool in office is for America…….



  5. 5

    Miss Haiti is Asian?



  6. 6

    She's GORGEOUS! Not only is she pretty but smart too. Her point is valid and I totally agree. I don't think he'd make a good president. Maybe if he started out as a mayor, governor, politician, (etc..) first, it would make sense. But to go for the top spot so soon makes no sense. I hope the ppl are smart enough not to elect him. What is he going to do? Sing his way out of everything?



  7. 7

    BLACKS JUST DONT HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES TO RUN COUNTRIES. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS COUNTRY WHEN WE PUT A BLACK IN CHARGE.



  8. 8

    HE WOULD BECOME PRESIDENT, DO SOME RAP, STEAL ALL THE MONEY AND THEN COME BACK TO THE US AND MAKE ANOTHER ALBUM



  9. 9

    Re: MarioMonjack – i'd take a black anyday over the MUSLIM we have in office.



  10. 10

    well miss haiti



  11. 11

    HAITI'S PROBLEM IS INTRINSIC CORRUPTION BROUGHT BY YEARS OF MILITARY COUPS OVER DECADES WHILST LYING ON AN UNSAFE PLATE TECTONICS ON THE PLANET. WYCLEF'S PROBLEM IS HE'S A CORRUPTED HAS BEEN HOLLYWOOD TALENT WITH A MUSIC CAREER THAT'S BASICALLY FINISHED!! AT LEAST THEY HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON - FRAUD. NEXT.



  12. 12

    WTF is it that we keep hearing about Wyclef's run for President and not what is going on to help the people living in Haiti use the money raised to get them on with their life…this is a JOKE right? Song & dance and lofty dreams can't repair broken lifes - someone needs to give their head a shake.



  13. 13

    she looks about as haitian as danny bonoduce



  14. 14

    Re: MarioMonjack – you're the greatest ignorant I've ever heard. haven't you learned the basics of genetics? science proved that there's no superiority between races and moreover human beings are only one race. The color of the shin doesn't not matter. The way you talk, you don't even have the ability to be a scavenger. A president of a country is not responsible for its every problems. Probably, you are not done with primary school. Your name shoul be put in Guinness book of records for the greatest ignorant ever lived!



  15. 15

    Wonder what she would've said about gay marriage?



  16. 16

    Pedo Perez, you should run for president of Haiti, you look like the result of a natural disaster.



  17. 17

    Gee, a lot of ppl don't want him to run do they? =[



  18. 18

    Ahem? Since when does "having a lot of industry pull in Hollywood" qualify you to run an already politically corrupt and impoverish nation?

    Get a grip, copywriter. The world has a whole looks to the ass hats in Hollywood when a little distraction is needed but TRUST, these are not the people we look to for any sort of political direction.



  19. 19

    We voted for Obama and the dumbest thing he did so far? he put an ugly old fat PuertoRican Spic on the highest court of the land. Sotomayor who is not qualified to be a dog catcher much less a member of the Supreme Court.

  20. JDM says – reply to this


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    Oh my, racists comments on an absurd gossip blog post? Really?
    Perez - you're an idiot, "Hollywood" has NO place in politics. What would "Hollywood" do for Haiti exactly? Make a movie in the country - and of course it would be some epic blockbuster about the disastrous earthquake. Which would do nothing but rub salt into the wounds of an already suffering nation and as a result do nothing for the problems that they are facing.
    "Hollywood" and Perez Hilton shame on you.