Wednesday, August 25, 2010

If politics were American Idol ...

Posted on Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM

What do you mean, "If?" Oh, because we don't actually have candidates sing in front of everyone and judge them based on their musical abilities. Well, maybe we should.

In the video below, Chris Young, Democratic candidate for mayor of Providence, R.I., emphatically proves to his constituents that he does not have what it takes to impress Simon Cowell — but maybe mayor is a good silver medal?

What's more impressive: that Young brought along his tape recorder so he didn't have to go it a capella, or the interviewer's ability to keep a straight face? For that matter, the fact that he has the tape recorder with him means he planned this ahead of time, which means he considered this a good idea. Would you be willing to trust the judgment of a the guy who thought this was a sound campaign strategy?

I say we have a "Candidate Idol" for all those who made it through the primary. Because the people have the right to know the important things about their elected officials.

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

Speaking of...

  • From Slow Season to Snow Season
  • From Slow Season to Snow Season

    Snowlander editor's note
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Closing the Book
  • Closing the Book

    Peter Jackson bids farewell to his hobbits with one last, great movie
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • Keepin' On
  • Keepin' On

    All around the Inland Northwest, the music scene continues to persevere
    • Dec 17, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular

Spokane Winter Glow Spectacular @ Riverfront Park

Through Jan. 1, 2015

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Top Topics in Bloglander

News (163)


For Fun! (68)


Music (48)


Culture (46)


Sports (21)


© 2014 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation