August 27, 2008 | Comments ()

Hollywood's Second President

An Afternoon Comment Diversion / Dustin Rowles

Comment Diversions | August 27, 2008 | Comments ()

It’s the political season, folks. And we’re a pop-culture blog. And as such, we actually have no choice in the matter, we are obligated by the comment-diversion Godtopi to run this diversion. I’m really sorry. The intersection was inevitable.

The question: Pick a celebrity, filmmaker, author, musician, etc., major, minor, or otherwise, as the man or woman you’d want to most see succeed Ronald Reagan as the next Hollywood figure to take over the presidency because it’s been 28 long years since we had a charming, though vapid, celebrity poke holes in that celebrity glass ceiling.

It can be someone you respect, someone you think would fit the bill, someone smart, or someone who makes absolutely no goddamn sense. But, please: Don’t let it be Sean Penn. He’s an insufferable windbag (GIVE ME BACK MY CIVIL RIGHTS).

My first choice, obvs., would be Ben Affleck: Dapper. Smart. But not too smart to alienate America. Well-spoken. Liberal. And he’s got a beautiful family. And bonus: He won’t have any time left to act.

Now your turn, and while we’re on the topic, here’s the requisite poll — it’ll give you something to do with your mouse while your noodling on today’s diversion.

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