Live Chat: Model and Delegate Christie Brinkley

I think that for every person that says, "I'm going to listen to her," there's the other side that says, "She's just a model; I'm not going to listen to her." It's a double-edged sword. I hope people will understand that, like others in America, I have concerns and I believe in service to my country.

JCC says: What do you think about Lieberman's flip-flops on affirmative action and school vouchers? Also, did you know he supported Clarence Thomas' nomination to the Supreme Court? What are your thoughts?

Christie Brinkley

I am not really sure, and I'm probably speaking away from what I am knowledgeable about, but I don't think it represents a flip-flop — I think it shows he is on board with the vice president.

I did not know that he supported Clarence Thomas' nomination.

briang says: What do you think about Senator Lieberman's comments regarding Hollywood?

Christie Brinkley

I think everyone has a right to his or her opinions. I know he has been critical of violence in Hollywood, but I have been critical of it too!

I have the opinion that if you don't want your kids to see it, you can stop your kids from seeing it. You don't stop it from being made.

Beachartist says: What are your long-term goals as a political activist?

Christie Brinkley

I'm looking ahead to November, and I'm actually anxious to get back to more time with my kids and my own career, because closing nuclear power plants and being vocal on the issues is time consuming.

Moderator

Christie, your daughter Alexa will be voting in a few years. Do you talk with her about politics and the importance of voting?

Christie Brinkley

Yes, I try. I always explain whatever I'm doing to the kids so they have a sense of giving back to our community and caring about what's going on in our country, and having a social conscience. I talked with my five-year-old today, and told him I was going to hear the vice president's speech and he said, "Oh, Al Gore will be there?" He knows what's going on!

Moderator

Do you think in your lifetime you will see a woman elected president?

Christie Brinkley

I definitely think so! I can see Hillary Clinton in that role. I would just like to urge everybody, everybody, to really look at the issues and look at the voting records that back up these issues, because there has been a lot of blurring of the distinctions.

The Republicans tried to co-opt a lot of the Democrats' ideas, and it's just not true. If you look at the voting records that support these policies, you'll see that it's all a lot of "read my lip" service going on there.

Moderator

Thanks for joining us today, Christie, and thanks to all of you who participated. Keep visiting ABCNEWS.com for our continuing coverage of the 2000 election. Good night!

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