Friday, November 07, 2008

A question of voting.


( Not a natural ginger, but still)



Top of ginger day to you. Tired and weary though I am, I am also happy to report my friend has purchased a wedding dress and when she tried it on and came out of the changing room I was shocked and perturbed to discover strange water leaking from my eyes. Then I looked at her mammy only to see she was leaking too. Egad! Leading my friend to describe us as 'A pair of nellies' but she looked a bit leaky too if you ask me, so there you ahve it, everyone was leaky and happy.
I had an interesting convo with Etheline last night, about celebrity endorsements of presidential candidates. It is Etheline's view that celebrities should shut the hell up as no one gives a shit who they're voting for.
I parried with, 'Yeah right, people are more stupid then you give them credit for' which she grudgingly agreed with. Well it's true, all you have to do is look around. 'Omigood Bruce Springsteen is totally for Obama!' 'Oprah says...'and so on.
But somehow this led us to ponder -if someone held a gun to your head- what celebrity would you vote for if you absolutely had to hand over the reins of power. No seriously. If they can endorse politicians, let's flip flop it a bit. Given all we know about those narcissistic overpaid entertaining blowhards, which one would you trust to run a country.

Me- President- Steven Fry. Magisterial, magniloquent, magnificent, loquacious, trampampoline! I believe his all round teddy-bearness would translate wonderfully, and if he did fuck up spectacularly he could do that mea-culpa bashful 'I am so dreadfully sorry' thing he does so well- people would forgive him. Wars would be averted by him simply saying, 'Oh now chaps come on..' Right wingers would be wooed, 'Well he's a big 'ol gay but he's just so lovable and earnest' Speech writers would have blue diamonds and squishy pants thinking about how wonderfully delicious all their words were going to sound.
Vice president- Kevin Spacey- imagine the scandals, the Machiavellian shenanigans, the late night dog walking, the erudite excuses, the plots the schemes. Yep, Kevin.

Etheline-President- Joan Collins/Alex Carrington- Reasons- experience running Carrington/Dexter/Colby big business, fabulous wardrobe, maniacal laugh, ability to gloat and look stunning at the same time. Reasonably counted upon to destroy her enemies while drinking champagne fora crystal goblet. (Don't ask)

Vice president- Billy Bob Thornton. Why? Why God why? But she said if I can have Spacey she wants a man who is afraid of antiques and the colour orange. Plus she liked the idea of Thornton and Collins pitching ideas of fiscal importance back and forth in the Oval office.

Well? Celebrity Presidents? Who might you pick?

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42 Comments:

Anonymous problemchildbride said...

Clive James.

9:28 a.m.  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

Or Clive Anderson.

Clives are clever-clogs.

9:29 a.m.  
Anonymous Orlaith said...

Susan Sarandon for President and judging by his recent credible musings on youtube I'd have to plump for Matt Damon for Vice President.

9:33 a.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

Morgan Freeman as president - he could tell you the world is about to be invaded by massive spiders and we'd all be spider-raped to death, and you just wouldn't panic.

9:50 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Clive James? You know, whenever I try to picture him I end up thinking of Bob Hoskins and that leas me to Danny de Vito which always brings me to him doing the stripping police man on friends.
Cheers Sam.


Orlaith, good choice in Susan Sarandon- America Fuck YEAH!

9:51 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Hah, Sheepie, indeed he could.

9:52 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stephen Fry, good choice. I love his new programme where he traverses America seeking out the strange and the mundane in his London cab.
Truly a genius.

My choice of celebrity President.
Machevellian-President Jon Voight
Vice President-Christopher Walkin

Serious -President Ralph Fiennes
Vice President- Denzel Washington

Presidential- President Morgan Freeman
Vice President- Rene Russo

10:19 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Oh Christopher Walken! Excellent choice.
'See, I'ma, what I'ma tryin' to do....here, is... kinda talk....about youknow, economics.'

10:32 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

And he can dance too! ( yes I've had quite a lot of coffee today)

10:32 a.m.  
Blogger The Hangar Queen said...

I'm cheating a little but I think Lenny Bruce for president.If I have to select from the living then I would go for Tim Robbins.

As for Vice president? It really has to be John Malkovich doesn't it? Can't you just see him giggling as he consigns his political enemies to some Alaskan Gulag? Or Laois?

11:15 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Laois? You are a cruel Mistress. Still it could be worse, it could be Callan.

11:26 a.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

Callan? A classic case of the town on the way to somewhaere else.

Let's see, Anjelica Huston for P? Russell Crowe for VP?

11:38 a.m.  
Anonymous red leeroy said...

Bruce Boxleitner, its gotta be Bruce Boxleitner.

11:55 a.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Russell? Mad as a box of badgers that one. I'm pretty sure he'd try to take over. Poor Angelica would have to watch her back.

Red, vice president material surely, or perhaps not eeeevil enough.

12:05 p.m.  
Blogger johnifer said...

You're a woman after my own heart. The instant you asked that, Stephen Fry instantly sprung to mind. I love him even more now that I've started reading his novel "the liar". Have you read it?

12:30 p.m.  
Anonymous AM in Brussels said...

Laois? Hey! I'm insulted!

Leitrim or Roscommon at the very least!

12:51 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I haven't, I have it here though AND The Hippopotamus. I must put them in the 'to read' pile- which at the moment is taller than I am.

12:53 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I think you might be on a winner with Roscommon in fairness, I NEVER met anyone form there.

12:54 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

I immediately thought of Faye Dunaway playing Joan Crawford when she sits at the table and says "Don't FUCK with me, fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo."
Hee.

I'll second Susan Sarandon for prez and then I'll say Glenn Close for VP.

1:07 p.m.  
Blogger Medbh said...

Watch Close in "Damages" and then you'll see what I mean.

1:08 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I do watch Damages, and good call, she perfectly eeeevil enough.

1:13 p.m.  
Anonymous Sniffle&Cry said...

Pat Short for President – He has that gravitas and Twink as Vice president, she has that gravitas………

BTW, they aren’t real people in your picture this morning. Real men like. There’s something wrong in their stomach area, they’re lacking gravitas.

1:32 p.m.  
Anonymous Ronnie said...

George W. Bush for President !
Naw, too preposterous.

I'll vote Kinky Friedman, he's the man who'll keep all you uppity women in their place, and the uppity Jews, Spics, Spades, Paddies
and Gays.

2:01 p.m.  
Blogger Andraste said...

I bet you're all wondering about my picks...I know. Chiming in late, had some internet issues at home.

Here are my picks:

I'm behind Stephen Fry for president all the way. But since that one's been picked already, I'll go with Christopher Hitchens. I don't always agree with him, but he's got a BRILLIANT brain. We need someone with that kind of intellectual power in there. Plus, he's secular AND he's a US Citizen now.

Vice president...toss up: Gene Hackman - especially if he operates like his character in "Mississippi Burning." Tough, intelligent, takes no shit. The muscle behind Hitch's brain. OR Terry Francona, the manager of the Red Sox. Can't begin to describe his coolness, sense of humor, brains...just general all-around cool-kid-in-the-playground and stander-upper-to-bullies kind of guy. He's taken a diverse and wacky, misfit bunch of nutball guys and turned them into a championship winning team. My kinda guy.

2:22 p.m.  
Anonymous sheepworrier said...

Martin Sheen as President Bartlet from The West Wing?

2:31 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Nie Andraste, I loved him when he played Popeye Doyle, god I loved that film to pieces, so unPC when you see it these days.
Ronnie, it's gingerday! I know that litle ray of light is bursting out somewhere.
Sniffle, he's lacking gravity in the stomach, but we'll try forgive him, just this once, though he's no Ginger in fairness.

2:32 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

Isn't he in Galway now? As a student?

2:33 p.m.  
Blogger daisy mae said...

ooooh, great question, and even better picks!

medbh, you beat me to glenn close, so for

president: stephen colbert and tina fey. co-presidents.

vice president: john stewart, hands down.

minister of foreign affairs: i'm going with angelina jolie on this one.

did anyone see burn after reading? because all i can picture are john malkovich, george clooney, and brad pitt trying to run the country.....

3:24 p.m.  
Anonymous Penelope_CA said...

John Stewart from "The Daily Show" for President... he's smart AND funny!

political analyst Rachel Maddow from MSNBC... smart as a whip, out and proud. She'd be a "twofer" representing women and gays, plus her hobby is bartending (read about in NY Times) so she makes a mean cocktail. That would come in handy during those White House dinners. Also, I must admit I have a wee crush on her (!!!)

Steven Fry rocks my world

3:27 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

I saw it Daisy, Brad's squinty eyes when he tries to look menacing is hilarious, but Malcovich in his underpants for the win.
(Malcovich is so odd really, I mean he's a bald knock kneed rubber faced old man, yet I find him deeply attractive, so odd, and he's not even ginger)

Penelope, smart AND a cocktail maker you say? If I was president she'd be my first choice. That way she could take care of the politic-y business while I got down to the really serious task of working my way through every variation of rum based cocktail I'd ever heard/read of. I dry out in time to make the occasional speech and I practice my presidential wave to be on the safe side.

3:34 p.m.  
Blogger Dr. James McInerney said...

Dr. Evil for president.
Tina Fey for vice president.

I feel slightly uncomfortable having written that. It feels like somebody just left a window open.

4:14 p.m.  
Blogger Conan Drumm said...

"Russell? Mad as a box of badgers that one. I'm pretty sure he'd try to take over"

Check how many films he's made with Ridley Scott. Loons will only get one gig with a director of that stature. And you have to admit he likes the telephone as much as yourself!

4:25 p.m.  
Anonymous AM in Brussels said...

Eventhough he's dead, I think Bill Hicks could have been a good president. A little too angry though maybe.

And John Malkovich for VP.

5:40 p.m.  
Blogger Metaphysicallyfit said...

President - Morgan Freeman

Vice President - John Malkovich

I don't believe there's any need for explanation...teehee...

7:21 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

The Malkovich love in this place is quite heady, it really is.

7:36 p.m.  
Anonymous ahaley said...

Matthew McConaughey for president. He doesn't strike me as being the brightest bulb in the box but I can just see him bombing us with a mushroom cloud of weed smoke so that we'd all love him and agree with his every word. I'm okay with that.
Morgan Freeman for VP, just incase the smoke cleared and we needed a real leader.

7:45 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

MMC?? Hah, Ahaley, that's terrific. I can see him now, with his gulfstrem mobile home parked out on the front lawn of the White House, playing bongos naked. Oh yes.

8:08 p.m.  
Blogger Metaphysicallyfit said...

Naked Bongos!! And Weeed!!

Now that's an America I can believe in! Naked Bongos for everyone!!

8:43 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

And twirling, always twirling!!

10:12 p.m.  
Blogger Manuel said...

Andrew Sachs for President......obviously

with

my mate Brian for vice...he's an ideas man but just too lazy to do anything....

12:25 a.m.  
Blogger Monkey said...

It was Ginger day?

12:05 p.m.  
Blogger fatmammycat said...

It was, but I was ab-distracted. So sorry.

12:36 p.m.  

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