Six Formerly Ridiculous Celebrities Who Went On to Public Office
We know the inner struggle you're having. Whenever you picture yourself voting Luther Campbell for Miami-Dade Mayor, there's a little persistent soundtrack playing in your head that causes hesitation: Oh, me so horny...
So we put together this list to convince you that some totally ridiculous celebrities have gone on to be (arguably) quite competent public officials. Besides: What's wrong with a horny mayor?
By the way: We are overjoyed that Donald Trump will never be on this list.
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Public office: President of the United States, beardless Messiah to conservatives
Former ridiculousness: Actor who once co-starred with a monkey
Public office: U.S. Senator
Former ridiculousness: This is how a generation will forever remember Al Franken:
Public office:Mayor of Palm Springs, California; Member of the U.S. House a Representatives
Former ridiculousness: Marrying Cher. (Really, who does that?) Saying things like "Let's hit it, gang" and generally being a singing Muppet.
Public Office: Mayor, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California
Former ridiculousness: Of course, in this case we mean ridiculously awesome.
Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Public office: Governor, Minnesota
Former ridiculousness: Being a bootleg Hulk Hogan
Public office: Governor, California
Former ridiculousness: Okay, so maybe he's a bit of a distracting example given recent revelations. By the way, though, watching this clip below-- how'd we'd not see this, uh, coming?
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