Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The decider, which is you, may soon be overwhelmed with options

I'm very excited about this edition of my occasional series on the 2008 presidential race, You Are the Decider. So excited, in fact, that I'm bringing back my official You Are the Decider graphic.

Those are bulls pooping, btw.

Anyway, the big graphic-inducing news is that former actual U.S. Senator and current fake Manhattan district attorney Fred S. Thompson is considering a run for president in 2008. Get this -- he says there's not enough star power in the field. Well that's an easy remedy -- Thompson is on TV something like 14 hours a day, thanks to reruns of the hit program on which he plays the district attorney, Law & Order.

A quick look at his positions on a couple of key issues -- he's pro-life, anti-gay marriage, pro-troop surge, pro-Scooter Libby -- and it makes me wonder how a guy who was so conservative could be elected in Manhattan.

Whatever. Like the vast majority of Americans, I don't vote on the issues. I vote on whether or not someone will make Sam Waterston the U.S. Attorney General. If Fred S. Thompson makes that promise, then he has my vote.



Anonymous DJS said...

I'll vote for him twice if he brings back Clair Kincaid (Jill Hennessy) as his press secretary.

And Thompson may get a thrid vote if he promises never to foist the cigar-chomping yutz Chris Noth on the public again.


March 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how certain pundits and politicians warn us about how vacuous, ill informed, immoral and treasonous American Hating Hollywood types are because they speak out on political issues. But then it is just okey dokey when actors become real politicians, as long as they do so on the "right" side of things, so to speak:

Shirley Temple Black
Ronald Reagan
Sonny Bono
Mary Bono
Clint Eastwood
Fred Grandy
Fred Thompson
Arnold Schwartzenegger

The rest of this filth that never actually get elected to office can just shut up and sing, shut up and act, and in general sit down and shut up. Did I mention that they hate America ?

March 13, 2007  
Blogger Rachel said...

Law & Order what? This looks like the dude that sold my granny her robot-attack insurance...

You know what they say about appearing on SNL... (Actually, what do they say about that?)

March 13, 2007  
Anonymous Mrs. NB said...

If anyone from that show deserves to be president it's Lennie Briscoe. Imagine all the wisecracks at press conferences! RIP Jerry Orbach, you left us far too soon.

March 13, 2007  
Blogger NaturalBlog said...

I will point out that Fred S. Thompson, Watergate investigator, was an elected official before becoming an actor. When did Hollywood become so accepting of conservatives, I wonder. (Though I suppose L & O is filmed in NYC, for whatever that's worth.)

And two, can anyone name an America Hating Hollywood type who's actually run for office and won, rather than just telling me how I should vote while they accept some stupid statuette at an awards show I'm embarrassed to say I watched? I can't.

But maybe there are liberal actors who become liberal politicians -- help me think of some.

March 13, 2007  
Anonymous DJS said...

One that comes to mind is Helen Gahagan Douglas, who served three terms in the House.

She was a stage actor and later appeared in films. She married the actor Melvyn Douglas.

She famously lost a 1950 CA senate race to Richard Nixon, who said, "she's pink right down to her underwear."

So there.

March 14, 2007  
Anonymous holy moses said...

For those of you who don't know, I am a jack ass. Literally. My other confession is that I dislike pretty much all politicians and self righteous pronouncements from famous people. Having said that, I do believe I now understand "Hollywierd Hysteria" vis a vis politics:

When a leftist Hollywood type (clearly the majority) espouses their self righteous bleeding heart political views, the Republic itself is in danger. These types are seditious, un-patriotic America hating types who should be shot, except that we are trying to serve as an example to evil doers everywhere by practicing restraint against our own "free" people.

On the other hand, if a conservative from Tinsel Town (clearly a victimized minority) chooses to run for office, which entails espousing their political beliefs - and might I add, have far more influence over our lives as compared to some wind bag - they are elder statesmen, credible patriotic Americans who stand in direct contrast to their liberal counterparts. You know, as Bill O'Reilly might opine, Sean Penn is a Commie yet the Gipper is the greatest president ever to have lived. And they are both actors !

I know this is confusing and hypocritical, but you get the PR machine you pay for. And that explains it all.

March 15, 2007  

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