Saturday, February 28, 2009
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.