If I ever want to run for office, I must stop having fun now!

Karol Collymore

When people ask me if I'm ever going to run for office I say, why would I? It would be the complete and total end to fun as I know it.

In the final two weeks of campaign ads, I'm seeing my fun life flashing before my eyes. One candidate's trip to help aid Cubans? Reminds me of my trip to New Orleans. The amount of hours I spent in the rebuilding efforts are roughly equivalent to the amount of cocktails I had when I was done. Helping GLBT couples notarize their domestic partnership forms at the County? That's me bringing "San Francisco values" to the community. That's just the good stuff they could twist up in knots. Don't get me started the things that actually happened that I can't tell my parents I did. God knows I can't let them hear about it on a commercial. I can hear it now in the cheesy political voice over: "Do you want an alcoholic candidate who gets kicked out of bars for taking too many tequila shots?" Ok, that happened, but when I was on my Senior trip in Mexico. Wasn't that what I supposed to be doing? Let's not talk about what they would say about my fashion choices, my Blue O posts, or how they'd butcher my secret dream to be a drag queen. OOPS! That secret's out.

I don't want to go through what Joan Allen did in "The Contender" because I'm sure there are party pictures lying around that would not be flattering. That's why I'm happy that Barack Obama's positives keep going up. No matter what BS gets thrown at him, it seems no one cares. Dragging up terrorists, drugs, and reverends are making seemly no difference.

Sweet! Maybe I will run for office. As long as my body can take it, I'm only having fun. And then maybe I'll write a book about it to absolve me, win a Grammy for reading it into a microphone, then run for president...

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  • mp97303 (unverified)
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    If you are willing to serve your time in office in full "drag queen" regalia, you would have my vote.

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    It's weird, I know. But there's something about being a woman, heightened by make up, a great dress and a wig makes me really happy. Can we elect a female drag queen?

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    Between Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, we've set the bar for personal morality so low that it takes Mike Erickson to get lower.

    Run for office, Karol! We've got yer back!

  • mp97303 (unverified)
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    Since we are placing a black, Muslim terrorist (a little red meat for the trolls) into the highest office in the land, why the hell not. A drag queen should be a piece of cake. Do you have a drag name yet?

    GObama!!!

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    I was thinking a good name is Ginger Snaps. It captures my sass and style in one!

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    LOL Karol. It's definitely something you have in the back of your head when you're considering running for office in the future. ;)

  • mp97303 (unverified)
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    Go Ginger.........Go Ginger

  • ariel (unverified)
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    If you ran for political office you;d have to stoop to answer people's phone calls....to your home number! Gasp...horrors!

  • Bill R. (unverified)
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    People who run for public office can forget about having a private life anymore. It's hard enough to have good boundaries as a private citizen, but put yourself in the public eye, and not only is your privacy gone, but you become the object of every stranger's unconscious projections, including the most disturbed and unbalanced. As a former mental health investigator I used to get interviewed by the Secret Service about the threats and bizarre communications sent to president Carter and Reagan from one of my clients. And it doesn't just happen to presidents. It happens all the way down to the level of city council.

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    Karol:

    If you run for office, I want to be your chauffer and bodyguard.

    I'm a mediocre driver and not especially physically strong, but I love girly drinks and I'm awesome at applying drag queen makeup.

    And I know where to buy really ROCKING stilettos for rock bottom prices.

  • Gregor (unverified)
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    <h2>Rudy already ran and lost.</h2>

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