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US And Them

by | 8th, August 2003

‘AMERICAN politics is much more exciting than politics over here, as the race for Governor of California proves.

God bless America

Not only is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name on the ballot sheet to replace incumbent Gray Davies, but so are the names of pornographer Larry Flynt and porn star Mary Carey, star of films such as Asses In The Air 4 and Double-D Dolls 2.

What did we have? Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson was, of course, a minister in this Government for a while. Countdown regular Gyles Brandreth – he of the appalling knitwear – was briefly Tory MP for Chester.

And glamour model Jordan stood as an independent in the Stretford & Urmston constituency in the last General Election, polling a miserable 713 votes.

It’s not quite Arnie, Larry and Mary, is it? Although, we do of course have the noble Lord Archer, who was briefly a Tory MP from 1969-1974 in between becoming the first man to run a mile in under four minutes and carrying out the world’s first heart transplantÂ…



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