I’m not someone who is entirely against the idea of celebrities running for political office. At this point, fuck it – there are so many people in powerful positions who seem ill-equipped for the task of walking across the street, let alone having a guiding voice in public policy, that we might as well let celebs try their hand. It’s like, “Sure, you can play paintball in my living room! There was a huge fire in there a week ago, so what are you gonna hurt?”
The most recent famous person to opt for a move from Hollywood to Capitol Hill is fabulous Joseph himself, Clay Aiken. Honestly, I could see this happening. He’s always been a total goody-goody, and is extra super white, so he wouldn’t be entirely out of place as a North Carolina representative.
His campaign ad, however, chills me to my core. Maybe there’s something about a soft-featured ginger wearing an outfit that screams “pedo preacher”, or maybe it’s the empty house he’s sitting in. Either way, I feel like Aiken For Congress is wonderful – imagine seeing him give impassioned speeches before Congress. Do you think he could stop himself from breaking into song? Because I don’t. And I hope he doesn’t. Spontaneous song breaks are exactly what’s missing from politics. Rob Ford knows.