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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Celebrities Who Would Be Good Presidents

    This thread is an AIB of Planderella's thread about Christopher Walken running for president. Whether or not that is just a hoax, let's take a moment to think about any celebrities who might be good presidential timber.

    I will start with a few:

    Bono....OK, he's Irish so he can't be President of this here US of A. But he is thoughtful, considerate, respected on more levels than just the U2 level.

    Charles Barkley.....This refrigerator-sized man has a good feel for the differences in all of us. Look for Sir Charles to be in politics.....soon.

    Bill Maher.....I threw this in for the LIBERALS in the thread-readers. This guy is hilarious, albiet a tad too extreme for mainstream politics.

    Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ben Afleck.....When these hunks aren't making movies, chasing or being chased (by women), they have offered some interesting political points of view. Probably not enough substance. (The same argument could have been made about Ronald Reagan.)

    Ahnold.....Maybe not quite the hugely popular guy now.

    What say you?

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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North

    Bill Maher.....I threw this in for the LIBERALS in the thread-readers. This guy is hilarious, albiet a tad too extreme for mainstream politics.
    My take on Bill Maher, and by his own admission, is that he's a libertarian more than anything. He is funny though.

    His name is bandyied about for a presidental run, but Lance Armstrong has denied any interest in politics right now. He'd be an attractive candidate, to be certain. Has a great personal story. Not certain where he falls politically, though. He's critical of the war in Iraq, dates Sheryl Crow (avowed Bush-basher), friendly with John Kerry. Yet, he's going mt. bike riding with W this week. Sounds like he's holding onto all his options.
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    1) Harrison Ford. He was the kick-ass president in "Air Force One"

    2) George Carlin. He's been bitching about stuff for 40 years. Now he can put everything right. And at the very least the State of the Union speeches and the press conferences would be worth watching.

    3) Jodie Foster - she is smart and purty
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    3) Jodie Foster - she is smart and purty
    Jodie Foster would get my vote!

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    Oprah For President!

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    3) Jodie Foster - she is smart and purty
    And she might just push to make gay marriage legal at the federal level.

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    3) Jodie Foster - she is smart and purty
    Would some nutcase with a Reagan obsession have to shoot at her if she got elected?
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    1) Harrison Ford. He was the kick-ass president in "Air Force One"
    For once, a "hot" president!!! (Is my age showing? )

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    I give you the next president and vice president.


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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    I give you the next president and vice president.

    Not voting there. Ellen may have been funny in that ride in Epcot, but nope, not as prez.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    Not voting there. Ellen may have been funny in that ride in Epcot, but nope, not as prez.
    How about switching the ticket. Anne is kinda hot looking, she could be prez.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    How about switching the ticket. Anne is kinda hot looking, she could be prez.
    Your call, bubba. Sheesh. Guys and this gay women thing...

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    Not voting there. Ellen may have been funny in that ride in Epcot, but nope, not as prez.
    Hey, why didn't you put that picture in the deskfort?
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Quote Originally posted by Rumpy Tunanator
    Hey, why didn't you put that picture in the deskfort?
    We thought you wanted your personalized autographed pic there. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    For once, a "hot" president!!! (Is my age showing? )
    Then how about Harrison and Anne?


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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Then how about Harrison and Anne?

    That was not in the movie.
    But he's still hot.

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    Bill Cosby would be my number one choice. He is my hero and is the kind of person this country needs in charge. The only problem is he's getting up there in the years these days.

    George Carlin is my second choice. He's been pointing out the flaws of the country for years now. I LOVED his bit about golf being the worst sport ever and how much land is wasted on golf courses. His solution was to convert all golf courses to housing for the homeless.

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    "When I'm president, I'll appoint Rumpy Sect'y of the Treasury. I hear you have the hots for him."


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    What about Jerry Springer?! or Ryan Seacrest? or, for you Canadian folks, the Ryan Seacrest wannabe, Ben Mulroney?










    Of course, I'm kidding!

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    Quote Originally posted by jread
    Bill Cosby would be my number one choice. He is my hero and is the kind of person this country needs in charge. The only problem is he's getting up there in the years these days.

    George Carlin is my second choice. He's been pointing out the flaws of the country for years now. I LOVED his bit about golf being the worst sport ever and how much land is wasted on golf courses. His solution was to convert all golf courses to housing for the homeless.
    I bet you never heard George Carlin's routine in the early '70's about getting stoned and going to the grocery store; great! Bill Cosby; funnier than heck, but I think he's had too many personal problems, like kids out of wedlock...

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess
    That was not in the movie.
    But he's still hot.
    Maybe we could, kinda like, ya know, double date with them sometime....

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    Maybe we could, kinda like, ya know, double date with them sometime....
    Which one do you want to be with?

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    Gary Busey. Good times. Good slogan. "I'm with Busey". (i know what I am, a )



    "Now that Anne & Ellen have appointed me secretary of state, I wonder if I can get RJ to be my secretary of backdoor defense?



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    Quote Originally posted by Hceux
    or, for you Canadian folks, the Ryan Seacrest wannabe, Ben Mulroney
    Ew...why not just suggest Don Cherry already? Barf.

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