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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sen. Fran Drescher? OH MY GAWD!

Fran Drescher, U.S. Senator.

It's like saying Kevin Federline, Pope.

As is already being widely discussed on the blogosphere, "The Nanny" star wants the world to know that she should replace Hillary Clinton as the junior senator from New Yawk -- er, New York -- should Clinton be confirmed as Secretary of State.

What, aside from a healthy case of self-delusion, qualifies the actress? "I've just been given the appointment of U.S. diplomat," she reportedly said recently, according to Huffington Post. "I just got back from a four-country European tour of duty. I believe next I'll be sent to the Middle East." Well, there you go. She believes she's getting sent to the Middle East. I guess if she believed she was going to the moon next week, she'd be standing outside NASA, demanding astronaut training.

I kid, of course, and say more power to her. If the star of "Stuart Saves His Family" can be a serious senatorial contender, why not the star of "Beautician and the Beast"? Drescher, who was born in Queens and therefore has plenty of New York street cred, has a history of pro-women's activism and lobbying for cancer research, which is commendable. Plus, with that fingernails-on-chalkboard voice of hers, she would be the go-to girl for filibusters. No way anyone could last 10 minutes of her reading Robert's Rules of Order.

Following that reasoning, however, her biggest stumbling block comes from New York Gov. David Patterson, who will be responsible for eventually picking Clinton's replacement: Dude may be blind, but he ain't deaf.

-- Adam Reinhard,



I love this episode except for when Niles has the heart atack... happy 100th!

By Anonymous Anonymous, At June 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM  

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