She had style, she had flair, she was there, That’s how she became the … Senator?

“The star of “The Nanny” wants to go from playing nasally New Yawkers to succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate. Publicist Jordan Brown delivered the straight line that Fran Drescher is serious about becoming the next junior senator from New York. Brown cited Drescher’s experience as an actress, advocate for women’s health and public diplomacy envoy for the U.S. State Department. The 51-year-old “Saturday Night Fever” and “This is Spinal Tap” actress joins a field headed by Caroline Kennedy and New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. New York Gov. David Paterson will appoint Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s successor if she is confirmed secretary of state in the Obama administration.” [AP]

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  • Joe Moag

    Oh, man, I cannot imagine what those floor speeches would sound like…

  • hardmannyc

    Considering the politicians who’ve thrown their hat in, I think she’s the best choice. Sen. Cuomo or Sen. Drescher: Is there really an argument?

  • The Gay Numbers

    Well- why not? If Arnold can be governor of CA- then why can’t she be Senator of NY? Is there a liberal bias against actors as politicos?

  • Jason

    OMG I actually think this would be amazing.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    I love Franny but New York politics is hard-boiled and she would not survive the first round of scrutiny no matter what she wore. It will probably be Caroline Kennedy who is also unqualified unless Governor Paterson puts Andrew Cuomo up for Hillary’s seat to prevent an ugly Gubernatorial race. I think that Bronx Borough President; Adolfo Carrion Jr would be the smartest choice as Democrats are very complacent at courting the massive Latino bloc who may jump ship in the next election cycle. Still, the Nanny would be so much fun for C-SPAN!

  • Tim in SF

    Wikipedia: “On June 21, 2007, the day which marks her 7th anniversary of wellness, Drescher announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all women’s cancers be diagnosed while in Stage 1, the most curable stage.

    Fran said “we need to take control of our bodies, become greater partners with our physicians and galvanize as one to let our legislators know that the collective female vote is louder and more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyists.”[5] Her goal is to live in a time when women’s mortality rates drop as their healthcare improves and early cancer detection increases. More information can be found on her website at”

    Seven years running a cancer org. She’s done American goodwill work overseas. She’s done quite a bit, actually, and her politics are good. I don’t know if she could fill Hillary’s shoes, but she sounds better than the competition.

  • Paul Raposo

    Anyone but Cuomo.

  • seitan-on-a-stick

    Get ready for Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Caroline Kennedy! Two dynasties to replace a two-fer Dynasty of the Clintons and the blind guy!

    Sorry to burst your Cali helium balloon Timmy; an endorsement from Wikipedia won’t put the Nanny in Albany. She should run for New York City Council!

    Then, if Mayor (for life) Bloomberg does not buy a third Mayoral term, expect him to bulldoze the competition with his deep-pocketed coffers whether he wants to buy the Governorship or Hillary’s Senate seat since they are both obviously for sale.

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