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Kelsey Grammer wants to run for office
Politico ^ | 08/01/2011 | Karin Tanabe

Posted on 08/01/2011 2:26:52 PM PDT by Hawk720

Heads up Alec Baldwin, there’s another actor with his eye on a political career.

The New York Post reported Sunday that Kelsey Grammer intends to run for office in the future, perhaps in New York where he now resides.

A rare conservative in Hollywood, Grammer told the paper that being an actor and a politician both require a "narcissistic personality” and “a resilient ego.”

Money doesn’t hurt either. The Post pointed out that the actor, who will play a fictional Chicago mayor on a drama called “Boss” this fall, is worth almost $100 million.

What might hurt? Four marriages and his regular appearances on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season 1.

Said Grammer, “I look at my political aspirations as that last piece of my life -- where I hope to do something good for people and pay back a little."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: grammer; hollywood; hollywoodright

1 posted on 08/01/2011 2:26:55 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Kelsey Grammer’s exwife claims he is a cross dresser. I don’t think he wins anywhere.


2 posted on 08/01/2011 2:31:02 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He runs on a ticket with Rudi Gulianni.


3 posted on 08/01/2011 2:34:54 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Hawk720
I'd vote for the two!


4 posted on 08/01/2011 2:36:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hawk720

2 unimpeachable sources . Politico and a bitter cast off .


5 posted on 08/01/2011 2:36:43 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

She can claim anything she wants. Proving it is something else.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 2:36:58 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Revolting cat!

Yeah, that’s quite a pair, for sure.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 2:38:06 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Revolting cat!

Nice over-sized implants. They’re halfway to her waist.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 2:38:14 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Hawk720

Why would he want to do that?


9 posted on 08/01/2011 2:39:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fantom

Here’s the original article/interview from the NY Post:
http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/mister_mayor_bS1dj1mzR21MBHvlGvKPfK

I know KGrammer has been a big supporter of Ilario Pantano, who ran for Congress in NC last year, and of a small conservative graduate school in Washington, DC.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 2:41:06 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

You're doing this just because I beat you out for President of the Wine Club, aren't you?!

11 posted on 08/01/2011 2:43:11 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Clara Lou
They look solid gold to me!


12 posted on 08/01/2011 2:44:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hawk720

We do not need any celebutards running for office!!

ever


13 posted on 08/01/2011 2:46:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Hawk720
Kelsey could do a Clint Eastwood-type stint as mayor of a resort town, but he's probably too compromised to have any hope of election in real politics.

If Kelsey were Hollywood's first choice to play politicians, as Fred Thompson seems to be, would he feel the need to play one in real life?

14 posted on 08/01/2011 2:47:09 PM PDT by x
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To: Hawk720

Ummmm, he had a very traumatic childhood and young adulthood and suffered from depression. In recent years, he’s had a hard time staying married to the same person.

He has not managed things well.


15 posted on 08/01/2011 2:47:31 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: Hawk720
Sorry but the days when anyone famous outside of politics can pick up the banner and run for national office is pretty much passed. Absolutely nothing, not one thing, is off limits in the internet everyone is a reporter with a video cam era.
16 posted on 08/01/2011 2:49:06 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: GeronL

Seems to me there was one actor/celeb who did pretty darn good in office.

Oh, what was his name?


17 posted on 08/01/2011 2:50:54 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Revolting cat!

You guys aren’t very picky. Size is your only criteria.

;-)


18 posted on 08/01/2011 2:51:15 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I don’t know if she’s telling the truth about him being a cross-dresser or not, but it is a fact that his peronal life has a long history of crazy, messy, definitely not conservative stuff. Marriages and girlfriends including strippers and playboy bunnies, an out of wedlock child or maybe two, a couple of sex tapes, drug and alcohol abuse, a heart attack. Maybe he and Donald Trump could run on a ticket together?


19 posted on 08/01/2011 2:51:44 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizoprenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: lonevoice

I don’t think he is serious. If he runs it will be as a joke.


20 posted on 08/01/2011 2:54:40 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: AFreeBird

and he had experience with the SAG and all that.

You mean Arnold? Kinky? Ventura? oh you must be thinking of Sonny Bono, he was OKAY I guess, but way too much baggage.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 2:55:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ron Siler without the intellect or steely nerves. Not much left besides the gift of gab, which got us Obama last time.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

You could be right. While I think the guy is a train wreck, he’s a really good actor and has provided a lot of good entertainment over the years. Frazier was one of my favorite series.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 2:59:44 PM PDT by lonevoice (schizoprenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: Hawk720

He’s already made his first campaign commercial supporting gay marriage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvLrRC567zQ


24 posted on 08/01/2011 3:00:42 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Who would have ever thought Al Franken would be a senator.
That should tell all of us the state of this nation.


25 posted on 08/01/2011 3:00:58 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: colorado tanker

ROTFLMAO!


26 posted on 08/01/2011 3:04:13 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GeronL

My only point was to caution never to say ever. Now, that being said; there’s no one in today’s crop, or for the forseable future that I could count on, or vote for. But I won’t go so far, as to say never ever.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 3:04:53 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Clara Lou
Size is your only criteria.

That's what they say about you guys, too. I don't know if that's true, though.

28 posted on 08/01/2011 3:07:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Wow, it’s hard to accomplish, but her face looks more plastic than her chest.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 3:07:45 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

She’s gorgeous with that face, but look up her pics without makeup. Plain looking.


30 posted on 08/01/2011 3:09:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: colorado tanker
I loved the "Sideshow Bob" episodes on Simpsons...esp when Bob's brother appeared and was voiced by "Frazier's on-screen brother, David Hyde Pierce.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 3:10:08 PM PDT by newfreep (I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that what $100 million gets?


32 posted on 08/01/2011 3:13:16 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I'd vote for the two!

Silly-Cones

33 posted on 08/01/2011 3:17:04 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Hawk720
He already ran for mayor of Springfield...

And frankly he really earned the name Stinky Pete..


34 posted on 08/01/2011 3:23:53 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Hawk720

Why not?

The CIC is a confessed coke-n-dope head...


35 posted on 08/01/2011 3:28:20 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic.com. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: newfreep
David Hyde Pierce

We watched the Frazier episodes again on DVD a while back. Pierce is soooo funny. He seems to have figured out how to play Niles from the very beginning. Some of his looks or mannerisms could crack me up with no dialog.

36 posted on 08/01/2011 3:49:41 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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Sorry Kelsey, while I loved you in Fraiser, I’ve lost all respect, and have trouble watching it now that I know you cheated on your (most recent) wife...

What is it with these people? Can’t they keep it in their pants, or at the very least, wait until their divorce comes through?!?!?!

Mark


37 posted on 08/01/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Revolting cat!

This is his most recent ex-wife, who he cheated on with a much younger woman (in her mid 20s, I believe). I think that he may have married the younger one now.

Mark

38 posted on 08/01/2011 4:43:03 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: colorado tanker
Pierce is soooo funny. He seems to have figured out how to play Niles from the very beginning. Some of his looks or mannerisms could crack me up with no dialog.

I think that his comedy style hearkens back to that of Jack Benny (and Johnny Carson had mastered it as well, a HUGE fan of Benny) who had such amazing comedy timing, that his pauses (and looks) were as funny or funnier than his lines. Benny was often at his funniest not saying anything.

He was the greatest, and I think Pierce does something similar.

Mark

39 posted on 08/01/2011 4:48:47 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

I can’t tell Grammer from Grammar!


40 posted on 08/01/2011 4:52:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Hawk720

You’d have to run away fast from all of the bones that would fall out if you opened his closet.


41 posted on 08/01/2011 4:55:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MarkL

42 posted on 08/01/2011 4:56:07 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: MarkL

David Hyde Pierce is an absolute acting genius. Most episodes make me laugh out loud. Kelsey grammar is very good as well. But Pierce could also make me cry, in some of those scenes he did in the seasons where he was pining in love with Daphne.

That has to be the best cast acting ensemble with the best writers on tv. Nothing else comes close. They Expected their audience to be well read and intelligent, and what other sitcom ever did? I could watch it every day. Some of the episodes are like short Moliere plays, perfect little comedies of error.

Not sure I want President Frasier but I thank him for entertaining me all these years.


43 posted on 08/01/2011 4:57:12 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

>> “They Expected their audience to be well read and intelligent, and what other sitcom ever did?” <<

.
Even our biggest and best universities don’t expect that anymore.


44 posted on 08/01/2011 5:03:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Ex-wives claim all sorts of crazy things.

Anyone who judges any person based on what their ex-wife says is not even minimally qualified to vote.


45 posted on 08/01/2011 5:06:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: MarkL

Yep.
She is/was an airline stewardess. English.
Ended up preggers. Lost baby. They got married after a messy divorce.
Then Grammer was trying to get the two kids he had with previous wife away from her.


46 posted on 08/01/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT by freds6girlies (many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Mt. 19:30. R.I.P. G & J)
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To: Revolting cat!

Certified sillycone.


47 posted on 08/01/2011 5:10:14 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: x

Another cokehead iN Washington. What the hell, we already have one in the White Hut at the moment.


48 posted on 08/01/2011 7:52:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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