Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) appeared before an adoring, star-studded Hollywood crowd to tout his new G.I. Bill , reports Wilshire & Washington.

Webb was introduced by actress Sally Field, who also described the legislation that would increase education benefits to veterans returning home.

Field called Webb a "real-life Mr. Smith," referring to Jimmy Stewart's earnest character who ends up reforming Washington.

Webb responded to Field's introduction by saying, "I'd like to think I'm a little bit shrewder than Mr. Smith."