TV Politicians We’d Vote For In Real Life
You may not know who you’ll vote in the 2012 elections. But that wouldn’t be the case if these heroes, misfits, and porcine swindlers were on the ballot.
By Elliott Smith
President David Palmer | 24
Palmer handled terrorists, a crazy ex-wife, assassination attempts, numerous double crossings, and a spineless successor with the kind of calm, reassuring demeanor typically expected from a longtime insurance spokesperson. Sure, he had Jack Bauer watching his back, but it was Palmer’s ability to put country first that caused us to want to stand whenever he entered our living room.
Mayor Joe Quimby | The Simpsons
How could we not support a mayor who was once named in 27 separate paternity lawsuits? “Diamond Joe” Quimby is everything you’d think you don’t want in an elected official — his laundry list of crimes includes embezzlement, fraud, and murder — but his Kennedy brogue and love-hate relationship with Springfield has won over the electorate for more than two decades. Plus, he pulls off the Man Sash, which is no easy feat.