Lots of people sent me the story yesterday about Fran Drescher wanting to replace Hillary Clinton as the US Senator from New York. I replied to everyone who sent me the story saying that I just didn't know what to say. But, I thought about it overnight, and although I have something to say, I just still can't decide if it is a good idea or not. I'm not opposed to a sitcom star becoming a politician. I think most politicians are just actors anyway. So, I don't have a real issue with that. The appointment is for two years. After that there would be a special election for the remaining two years of the term.
Part of mew says that she really can't do any more damage to the system than other politicians do on a regular basis. In addition, many times the spouse of a politician is appointed for the remainder of a term when the politician dies and she probably wouldn't do any worse than them.
She says she is serious and I actually think she would do well enough to give her a chance for the two years. If she sucks, the people in NY can vote her out or she can quit. Since she left her show, she has been a tireless advocate for issues related to women's health, and I think she did some work for the State Department, but I think it was as a glorified meeter and greeter and not much more than that. I think giving her a chance would shake things up, and as long as she doesn't have a team of cameras following her so she can make a buck off it, I think it is a better idea than most. What do you think? The Nanny as a US Senator?