Sunday, October 10, 2004

LIKE A CANDIDATE...RUNNING FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Here's some news about Madonna. No, not me. And not the Madonna who's like, totally, into Kabbalah these days. This Madonna, over at the Material Blog. She's announced her candidacy for President. Her running mate is Jello Biafra, former frontman of the Dead Kennedys and an active public speaker/activist since 1987. (Madonna says that he was nominated by the Green Party of New York in the 2000 election. )

Although my Republican readers aren't really going to like her plans for investigating Halliburton, among others, I think she proposes some interesting choices for her leadership cabinet. John Grisham for Attorney General. Ken Jennings for Secretary of Education. And others...

Which begs the question: If you were running for President, who would you select as your running mate*? Who would you want in your cabinet? Discuss amongst yourselves.


* You know me. You know my answer to everything is "Jon Stewart." Only he'd have to be the Presidential nominee and I'd be his running mate, because I think he's smarter than I am. As for the cabinet choices, my other answer to everything, Ellen DeGeneres, would have to be in there somewhere. I'd try to manage cabinet/diplomatic positions for someone like Carson Daly or Roger Lodge (the host from Blind Date), who could be a good judge of character and deliver a snarky comment or two when one was desperately needed...or maybe Jeff Probst, who could vote people off the island of an American coalition if they didn't follow the rules. No worries, America, I'm in no danger of being elected.

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At 1:32 PM, October 10, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

I like the choice of Ellen Degeneres myself. She's not only funny, but definitely very intelligent - and someone who could rock the establishment.

Apparently, there are two Green parties. Much like with the Reform party, the Greens split, and both sides don't see eye to eye. And much like the Reform party four years ago, the Green party appears to be in very serious trouble of collapsing from within.

Jello Biafra was nominated to run for President in 2000. However, instead of using his nomination to campaign for himself, he used it to campaign on behalf of Ralph Nader. I'm not sure where he stands here in 2004 - he's made no comment on his website (actually, his record label's) about who he's supporting this year - just that he's lashing out at the Republicans, as he has all along.

I liked the idea of running with Biafra, not only because he's an eccentric and outspoken musician who refuses to conform to others (sound familiar?), but I owe it to him - several years ago during a speech, he said who he'd place in his cabinet if elected: Ice T as National Security Adviser, Noam Chomsky as Secretary of State, and as Secretary of Education... Madonna. :)

 

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Sunday, October 10, 2004

LIKE A CANDIDATE...RUNNING FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

Here's some news about Madonna. No, not me. And not the Madonna who's like, totally, into Kabbalah these days. This Madonna, over at the Material Blog. She's announced her candidacy for President. Her running mate is Jello Biafra, former frontman of the Dead Kennedys and an active public speaker/activist since 1987. (Madonna says that he was nominated by the Green Party of New York in the 2000 election. )

Although my Republican readers aren't really going to like her plans for investigating Halliburton, among others, I think she proposes some interesting choices for her leadership cabinet. John Grisham for Attorney General. Ken Jennings for Secretary of Education. And others...

Which begs the question: If you were running for President, who would you select as your running mate*? Who would you want in your cabinet? Discuss amongst yourselves.


* You know me. You know my answer to everything is "Jon Stewart." Only he'd have to be the Presidential nominee and I'd be his running mate, because I think he's smarter than I am. As for the cabinet choices, my other answer to everything, Ellen DeGeneres, would have to be in there somewhere. I'd try to manage cabinet/diplomatic positions for someone like Carson Daly or Roger Lodge (the host from Blind Date), who could be a good judge of character and deliver a snarky comment or two when one was desperately needed...or maybe Jeff Probst, who could vote people off the island of an American coalition if they didn't follow the rules. No worries, America, I'm in no danger of being elected.

1 Comments:

At 1:32 PM, October 10, 2004, Blogger Madonna said...

I like the choice of Ellen Degeneres myself. She's not only funny, but definitely very intelligent - and someone who could rock the establishment.

Apparently, there are two Green parties. Much like with the Reform party, the Greens split, and both sides don't see eye to eye. And much like the Reform party four years ago, the Green party appears to be in very serious trouble of collapsing from within.

Jello Biafra was nominated to run for President in 2000. However, instead of using his nomination to campaign for himself, he used it to campaign on behalf of Ralph Nader. I'm not sure where he stands here in 2004 - he's made no comment on his website (actually, his record label's) about who he's supporting this year - just that he's lashing out at the Republicans, as he has all along.

I liked the idea of running with Biafra, not only because he's an eccentric and outspoken musician who refuses to conform to others (sound familiar?), but I owe it to him - several years ago during a speech, he said who he'd place in his cabinet if elected: Ice T as National Security Adviser, Noam Chomsky as Secretary of State, and as Secretary of Education... Madonna. :)

 

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