DURST: Acting Presidents

The Philippines largest opposition party nominated Joseph Estrada, a former movie star, as their Presidential candidate in next year's elections. The party, known as the Struggle of the Nationalist Filipino Masses obviously needs a jump start, as their name is one of those that fall trippingly off the tongue like a genetic compound's enzymatic base. It also may go a long way in explaining why Philippines is spelled with two p's and Filipino is only spelled with one.Nominating an actor to be President. Imagine that! I know that Czechoslovakia elected Vaclav Havel, a playwright as their head dude, but what kind of crazy flipped out populace would actually sink to considering an actor to be President? Oh. Yeah, but Ronald Reagan was different. Right. He wasn't even a halfway decent actor. Kind of like saying President Rory Calhoun. I don't know if anyone is aware of this, but Reagan turned down Bogart's part in Casablanca. Imagine how history would have changed if he had taken the part. Bogart might have been President. Of course Casablanca would be a crummy movie. Hey you have to have prioritites. Personally, I'm looking forward to Senator Jim Varney or Vice President Crispin Glover. Of course I'm a comedian. Will Durst's priorities are beer, cheeseburgers and old Bob Hope movies. Not necessarily in that order.


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