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Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by Duke on 13 May 2008 5:19am
 
Hello. I know that we have a diverse crowd here--many different nationalities with differing views, but which Python do you think would have/will made a good politician? Just curious...

The Duke
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by kisch on 13 May 2008 8:07am
 
Good politician = dead politician, so Dr Chapman is an ideal candidate:) Seriously, I think none of them, they all happen to be clever guys.
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by geordiegirl on 13 May 2008 9:46am
 
Well, when he lived in the UK, John Cleese was a vocal supporter of the Social Democrats (later the Liberal Democrats) - he made party-political-broadcasts for them & was a huge, valuable, celebrity supporter. So perhaps he's been the most effective in terms of actual persuasion/strengthening of convictions, etc.
Mr.P. details a sweet incident in his DIARIES whereby Cleese (then a Labour supporter) persdaues him to go to a party for a Labour MP who lost his seat at an election. No-one, including the guy it was all for, wanted to be there.
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by TERRY S on 13 May 2008 12:32pm
 
Sorry, but most politicians are prats. So, none of them. They're too clever and too nice!
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by kazzzz on 13 May 2008 12:49pm
 
Michael would. He'd make the best everything :)
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by geordiegirl on 13 May 2008 1:39pm
 
Yes Kazzz I'm inclined to think he'd make a wonderful mayor of London - but he would run a mile from it, he makes no secret about not wanting political involvement!
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by kazzzz on 13 May 2008 1:42pm
 
He'd make an ace Leader of the Universe too. If he had this role the Universe would be a MUCH nicer place :)
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by tucsonmike on 13 May 2008 1:51pm
 
I cannot imagine any of the Pythons in politics. They do better giving politicians agita than BEING politicians.
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by mrsthing on 13 May 2008 10:20pm
 
Cleesey is the best bullshit artist, I think he'd make the best politician. Of course, he'd be sending up his entire constituency AND the whole political machine with every speech, but that would make it all the more fun. Michael would do it the same way, but he lacks the authoritarian bluster Cleese pulls off so well. Michael would have to play it sort of pompous and ineffective. Jonesy would come off all stuffy and out of touch; Gilliam would be the maverick hothead no one listens to, and Graham would be disqualified on the grounds of numerous homosexual encounters, then he'd come back with, "Silly, silly; this election has gotten altogether TOO SILLY!"

I'd love to hear someone important say that right about now.

John recently moderated some very short "debates" on FOX, of all things. Hannity and Combes had him throwing out questions to a crowd of supposedly average citizens after they'd watched Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and I believe John McCain. He was quite non-partisan, and his questions were good, but it was altogether too short.
 
Re: Which Python Would Have Made the Best politician? by Palin_Lover on 14 May 2008 12:54am
 
Michael would win on grounds of personality and all around likeability, definitely...but he's not cut-throat enough to actually be a politician cause politicians are nasty.
 
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