September 28, 2005

Please God, I've been so damn good......

I firmly believe in karma---and I must have been Mohatma Freakin' Ghandi in my previous life to deserve this:

If you liked him as Bennifer . . . you'll love him as Benator!

That's the hot new idea being tossed around by Virginia Democrats, who are desperately searching for a big name to challenge the reelection bid of rising GOP star Sen. George Allen next year, now that outgoing Gov. Mark Warner has ducked out.

Why, who should happen to be pondering a move to Thomas Jefferson country but a certain square-jawed media magnet with a taste for liberal politics and millions to spend on it . . . Ben Affleck ! Star of "Gigli" and the J.Lo tab romance, now happily settled with "Alias" star Jennifer Garner .

The couple, expecting their first child, have been shopping for real estate around Charlottesville. British tabloids claim it's a done deal; we will only go so far as to report that they checked out at least one country estate a few weeks ago.

You know, I was wondering what exactly that stretch was doing idling in front of Joe & Rita's split level that they put up on the market last week.

Seriously, if this happens it will be definitive proof of intelligent design in the universe----tossing Senator Gigli into the LLama's backyard.

You got a mighty purty mouth...

Posted by Steve at September 28, 2005 10:34 PM | TrackBack

Now if it were Jennifer Gardner...

Posted by: LB buddy at September 29, 2005 01:03 PM

At long last we find political common ground....

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at September 29, 2005 02:01 PM

Yeah yeah...a Democrat political wet dream. Reminds me of all the times Democrats in North Carolina tried to get Andy Griffith or Dean Smith to run against Jesse Helms (Richard Petty is a Republican, in case you're wondering). It never happened. And I seriously doubt it'll happen here, unfortunately.

It seems like only Republicans get people who were first famous in other careers to become successful, nationally-important politicians (Ronald Reagan, The Ah-nold). Who was the last Democrat who was famous in another field to cross over into politics, and win any office of note? John Glenn?

Maybe there is another one, a more recent one, but I can't think of who that would be right now.

And no, Hillary doesn't count.

Posted by: pep at September 29, 2005 03:57 PM

Bill Bradley.

Posted by: LB buddy at September 29, 2005 07:45 PM