Okay, I did NOT see this one coming.
Rob Lowe Stuns Conan O’Brien By Revealing Friendship With Justice Clarence Thomas
*vigorously shakes head, rubs eyes, pours stiff drink, downs it in one*
“Wait, you know him?” a seemingly surprised O’Brien responded, as reported by Fox News.
According to Lowe, the two met when he was inducted into the Horatio Alger Society a few years ago, prompting their friendship.
“I do know him. I got inducted into the Horatio Alger Society a couple years ago. … It’s a very exclusive, very amazing society that provides scholarships for kids who come from terrible, terrible backgrounds,” Lowe said. “But they are the best and the brightest in their classes. And the people in it are pretty studly. He’s one of them. That’s how we met. They put the medal on me in the halls of the Supreme Court.”
“Wow. Okay,” O’Brien said.
Lowe described Thomas as a generous man who even provided some helpful career advice to his own son.
“The reason I bring it up is he’s one of those people who occupies such a perception in people’s minds and he’s like, ‘If you ever need anything, call my number. This is my cell phone,’” Lowe said. “And then my son Matthew was going to law school. So I had some ideas about clerking and things like that.”
“So I call this cell phone and he answers it. And you’re like, ‘Geeze. Shouldn’t there be, like, a vetting process?’ And 45 minutes he’s giving me advice on what my son should do vis-a-vis law school and clerking,” he continued.
Though his political stance is murky at best, Rob Lowe has never conformed to the Hollywood leftist dictates that seek to ostracize conservatives from all of public life by dismissing their ideas and leaders as subhumans unworthy of debate or quarter. The Hollowverse characterized him as a liberal-leaning man that respects conservative views. For instance, he previously said, “Liberal politics is built on empathy. I think conservative politics, from my opinion, is built on logic.”
A tolerant, rational Hollywood liberal is unexpected. That he forged a friendly relationship with Clarence Thomas is surprising. That he would unapologetically admit to the friendship in a broadcast interview is extraordinary. That this person would turn out to be Rob Lowe vaults it on up into the realm of actual slackjawed, bug-eyed shock. Kudos to the man. He provided me a rare opportunity to dust off an old post category of mine for the first time in I can’t even remember when.
“A tolerant, rational Hollywood liberal is unexpected.”
Might be a few more that are just afraid to speak up. One thing very rare in Hollyweird are people that are brave. Obviously Rob Lowe is one.
I think he’s a closet libertarian and Trump voter.
He also made a joke about Lizzie Warren giving new meaning to Commander-In-Chief.
This is like his Chachi coming out moment in 2015-16.
Recall Joanie had passed away, a wreck of a woman for all Hollyweird had done to her.
Didn’t Lowe have similar sick Hollyweird stuff happen?
It always cracks me up when lefties are shocked that conservatives are willing to help them. Conservatives tend to be kind, happy, and generous in spirit – qualities that they themselves seldom possess. It doesn’t surprise me that Thomas was so willing to offer advice to Lowe. I’d imagine that he’d do the same to any of us, were we able to make his acquaintance. I somehow doubt that Ginsburg, Sotomayor, or other Lefties would be as giving.
We think All Lives Matter.