Actor Robert Redford wants environmental activists to join him in protesting President Bush's plans to drill for oil in an Alaskan wildlife refuge. Redford, a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council, wrote to activists asking them to campaign against the Bush-approved plan to allow oil drilling in the Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "I think [Bush is] pretty well a puppet for the interests behind him. He and the vice president come from the oil business, which gave them the money to get elected," Redford told The Washington Post.
The Bush White House opened its doors Sunday to five cast members of The West Wing, including Rob Lowe and Allison Janney. "Most of my friends and family relate to what I do up here by the TV show," said Andrew Card, President Bush's chief of staff, according to The Associated Press. Bush failed to make an appearance. Also absent: Martin Sheen, who plays Democratic President Josiah Bartlet on The West Wing. In February, Sheen reportedly called Bush a "moron." Sheen also failed to accept in person on Saturday an honorary degree from Antioch College. His shooting schedule kept him from attending Antioch's commencement, AP reported.