Saturday, February 28, 2009

Procrastinating


I was just over on CNN, listening to some right-wing wacko movie maker whining about the liberals in Hollywood, and started wondering again how that stereotype survives.

Let's list the Hollywood people who have run for office:

George Murphy - conservative Republican, elected as Senator for California

Clint Eastwood - conservative Republican, elected as mayor of some town or other in California

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Republican, elected as governor of California

Ronald Reagan - conservative Republican, elected as governor of California and I think something else.

Did I leave anybody out?

Update: Yes, I did!

Fred Thompson - conservative Republican, elected Senator for Tennessee

Shirley Temple - Republican, ran unsuccessfully for Congress

Sonny Bono - Republican, elected to Congress from California

Fred "Love Boat" Grandy - Republican, elected to Congress from Iowa

Ben "Dukes of Hazzard" Jones - a Democrat!, elected to Congress from Georgia

Helen Gahagan Douglas - a Democrat, elected to Congress from California

Charles "My Little Margie" Farrell - elected mayor of Palm Springs, California.


2 comments:

troutay said...

No No! Please let us forget about Fred Thompson!

Emily said...

I think this proves the point - Hollywood is so liberal that these poor folks were forced into politics. There aren't many jobs that require good teleprompter reading skills.