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Musician for President

  1. Jan 22, 2009 #1
    If you could elect any musician as president which would it be? I would chose Lemmy Kilmister.
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  3. Jan 22, 2009 #2


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    Yikes! Lemmy Kilmister President?

    This post could put me on the Secret Service watch list.
  4. Jan 22, 2009 #3
    I'd say Tim McIlrath, of Rise Against.

    Oh, let me mention, he's a vegetarian (i think he might even be vegan) and has heterochromia (two different colored eyes=cool) as well as being a straight edge (no drugs, drinking, etc). Reason it'll never happen: A. Hes a musician not a politician and B. He's really liberal.

    On a more likely chance is Krist Novoselic the former bassist for Nirvana who is active in Washington state politics.
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  5. Jan 22, 2009 #4

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    Easy. Let's have another Clinton... George Clinton!
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    I'd have to pick Dan Fogelberg if he wasn't so dead. Maybe "the boss"...
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    Uhm, none?
  8. Jan 23, 2009 #7
    For the US, I'd choose Zack de la Rocha, that would be fun to watch!
    For South Africa (my country of birth), Johnny Clegg
    For Belgium, Trent Reznor, that would keep things interesting
  9. Jan 23, 2009 #8
    If Zack de la Rocha became president the south would secede again.

    Mike Einziger [the guitarist from Incubus] would be a cool choice.
  10. Jan 23, 2009 #9
    I agree. Musicians should not be presidents. I don't even think most musicians should even be musicians.
  11. Jan 23, 2009 #10
    Sting because Sting cares.

    Lemmy would rock actually, he actually seems to be a pretty average bloke off stage.
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    George Michael, he (could) avert cock ups.
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    I've never heard of this Lemmy fellow till today.
    I don't know if I like his political leanings:

    I don't really have a problem with his Nazi stuff. I've an original copy of Mein Kampf on my bookshelf, and about 1000 Nazi stamps in my collection. But a libertarian? I've never met a libertarian I agreed with on anything. And I mean anything.

    I'd elect Joni Mitchell. She sings perty.

    One of her songs, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTP0wUdLoEI", might indicate some of her social and political leanings.

    Oh my. I've never read the http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/joni+mitchell/the+three+great+stimulants_20075319.html" [Broken] before. It's "Artifice and Innocence". I always thought she was singing "Part of it's an innocence". I always wondered why my count was off on that song.

    Hmmm... Reading all of the lyrics, it looks as though absolutely nothing has changed since 1985, when the song was written. hmmm..... Imagine that.
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  14. Jan 23, 2009 #13
    Well... the choice is obvious. Clearly, no musician has "ready for office" written all over him more than Cedric Bixler-Zavala:


    Mostly because I'd love to see him at press meetings, throwing mike-stands and monitors at reporters, yelling at them for "acting like a bunch of white people."
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  15. Jan 23, 2009 #14
    I'm thinking Danny Elfman, he's a really smart dude.
  16. Jan 23, 2009 #15
    I chose Lemmy because he seems like a cool person and he would try and minimize the govt. He wouldn't want the govt. to keep expanding like current politicians do.
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