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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]

On:           Dec 10, 2008
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    • Joe Moag

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

      Dec 10, 2008 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Dec 10, 2008 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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?

      Dec 10, 2008 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason

      OMG I actually think this would be amazing.

      Dec 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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!

      Dec 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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 cancerschmancer.org.”

      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.

      Dec 10, 2008 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo

      Anyone but Cuomo.

      Dec 10, 2008 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 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.

      Chelsea-Clinton News Issue 13, Volume 69

      Dec 10, 2008 at 3:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tim in SF

      @seitan-on-a-stick: Wikipedia doesn’t endorse. Wikipedia is a compendium of information from different sources. The information I quoted actually comes from the Cancer Shmancer website, http://www.cancerschmancer.org/

      Dec 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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