I don't know why they do it, Steve. If memory serves me right, they're
all Republicans ("conservative" for those not knowing our labels).
Actors have an easier time getting elected than you or I would because
of name recognition. This effect happens with athletes, too, although
one Democratic pro basketball player became a senator from New Jersey.
We had a Pittsburgh Steeler professional athlete run for governor last
time in Pennsylvania, but he wasn't elected.
It seems to me that there ought to be lots of crime fiction with this
phenomenon as plot or background, but I can't think of any. They might
more naturally fall into the thriller subgenre. "The President's Oscar
Is Being Held for Ransom! Will brave Agent Novak retrieve it before a
nuclear dirty bomb disrupts the Academy Awards show?"
Joy, currently reading Bangkok 8 on the elliptical
Steve Novak wrote:
> What¹s the story with actors going into politics in the US...when did this
> start...why..?...what¹s the drive...?...yet, they don¹t make commercials for
> normal¹ products and yet they (all the big movie stars) make thousands of
> commercials for products in other countries from Euro to Japan, from
> Argentina to Russia...but there are not many actors from other countries¹
> going into politics (if you call governor¹ politics...that is, as opoosed
> to business...) in their own countries...????
> Any crime stories dealing with that whole...questions???....maybe a useless
> search...? maybe re-reading John Le Carré would be enough????
> Montois....puzzled and becoming more depoliticized by the minute...
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