Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Now that Oprah has joined Barack Obama on tour...
...all of the Democratic candidates have found alliterative celebrities to accompany them.
Joe Biden's celebrity is Harry Belafonte; who -- coincidentally -- is a blowhard who'd be intellectually challenged in a game of checkers with a squirrel.
Hillary Clinton's celebrity is Chevy Chase. The general reaction to the announcement that he'd be hosting a talk-show was similar to that elicited by her contention that experience as First Lady qualified her for the Presidency. In effect: you've gotta be freaking kidding me.
Chris Dodd's celebrity is Tyne Daly. Dodd is to politics what Cagney & Lacey were to television.
John Edwards' celebrity is Bob Eubanks. The host of The Newlywed Game joins forces with the host of Channeling Fetuses.
Bill Richardson's celebrity is Rob Reiner. Both are nicknamed Meathead and both played second-fiddle to chunky, bleached blondes.
Dennis Kucinich's celebrity is Kermit the Frog. They have much in common: each had a painful experience with a UFO; each gives the impression that some unseen being -- inserted up their hiney -- is actually in control.