Monday, July 08, 2002

Pond Scum
I have a vague recollection of Sarah Jessica Parker as a geeky kid that starred in an early 80's TV series called Square Pegs. Apparently she painted up nice (or at least tartier) and now appears in something called "Sex and the City". (Note to self: maybe she knows about "climaxometers".)

In any case, Sarah has been putting out high pitched political whines in recent years, the latest of which appeared in an incredibly poorly written article in the Scotsman that starts off: "Sarah Jessica Parker, the star of the television hit Sex and the City, is to hang up her trademark Manolo high-heels and embrace a career on the political stage by running for the US Senate".

Sarah further shares with us that
...she was inspired to enter politics out of concern for the impact of spending cuts by the Bush administration.

Parker said: "I’d like to represent either California or New York.

"I see it as the only effective way to change things. I work hard for charitable and political organisations because I think it’s really important to try to leave the world a better place than you found it.

"I’m very, very concerned about the Bush presidency, she added. "I’m worried about the kind of cuts he might make in programmes that mean something to a lot of people, including my family."
Hard as it is to believe that a millionaire actress's family needs a lot of government programs, she trumps it with the news that
The actress began taking an interest in politics during her relationship with the late John F Kennedy Jr.

The couple, who dated in 1992, shared the same political views, and she kept up her affinity with the Democrats long after she split with Kennedy, who was killed in a plane crash in 1999.

Since the mid-1990s, she has campaigned hard, turning up at rallies and gala fundraisers.

Such is the actress’s political pull, she was asked by the team running Al Gore’s campaign to record a "personal" phone message urging Americans to vote for him in the presidential race.

Her endorsement was then relayed by telephone to thousands of potential voters, with young, female voters - most likely to be fans of Sex and the City - heavily targeted.
Lucy June, there's a Sarah on the phone for you!
The programme, which charts the lives and loves of four young women, has always celebrated New York and Parker became a guiding light through the trauma of 11 September, refusing to leave the city after the attacks.

She inspired many Americans with her words at the time: "New Yorkers have always been into their accessories, and this year they are courage and resilience."
Thanks Sarah. I'm sure that made everyone feel so much better.

On the other hand, my dog could do a better job than any or all of Schumer, Clinton, Boxer, and Feinstein, so maybe a brainless cluck like ... naah, it won't fly. Back to the greasepaint, girl. And use lots.