Bored to Death and Snowed In we had to find something constructive to do ...
I was sitting around watching the rain/sleet/snow-sleet/ice/snow fall and just could not resist the temptation to flip through the video/DVD library looking for a DVD or Vid to pop in as a change of pace from the relentless coverage of OJ in jail and Bobby Cutts going to jail and Hil's 0-10 tanking being compared to Rudy's "firewall" strategy ... ugh.
So, I find "King's Row" (starring Ronald Reagan) and "Conan the Barbarian" (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) and it got me thinking about all the ex-"b-grade" actors who got into politics ... Remember the guy from the "Love Boat", Fred Grandy, who was a Congressman from Iowa? And Ben "Cooter"Jones from "The Dukes of Hazzard" who also ended up in the Congress from Georgia. And, of course, there's Fred "Law and Order" Thompson, the Senator from Tennessee and erstwhile POTUS Candidate.
Then there's Arnold, and James "Jesse Ventura" Janos, his colleague from Predator who both ended up as the Governor of their respective states.
I have no idea why I found this so intriguing and even remotely interesting enough to the rest of you to post on it, but what the heck ... it might be a good topic for the next WP poll. Who's your favorite actor-turned-politician? Could be a good on-line trivia contest ... list the movies/TV shows and you match them up with the appropriate actor/politician? (It might do better than the Ron Paul Contest is doing.)
I gotta be missing more, so feel free to post comments with the one's I missed. We might get enough of a list to really have a bunch of options to do some weird stuff with it.
Ah, enough of this. I need to get a bag of ice from the bar and make a pitcher of martinis. We'll be watching the returns from the Potomac Primaries tonight and looking for some interesting stuff to write about ... let's see, Drinks, check. Munchies, check. Crackling fake fire in the fireplace, check. Remotes for the TV's, check. OK, we're ready. Let the Spin Begin!
See y'all after the Obama-ma-ma-mia Show. (I wonder how long it will take for the made-for-TV-movie starring Denzel Washington and Jada Pinkett-Smith?) It won't be a late night, I'm sure. The MSM is falling all over themselves to call this thing for the big "O".