"I'm only posting this because my mom & dad would like it. They forgot to include I'm a family man."
Naturally, there was a link to a story I just *had* to read. It was from Cityview, a website about Central Iowa. If you're up on your Slipknot, you know the band is from Iowa. Anyway, Clown directed all of us to a special article called "25 People Not Running for Governor But Should."
As you've probably guessed by now, the author of the article thinks Clown would be great because he knows - and loves - Iowa. This got me to thinking - what other rockers would make good politicians? Republicans are always pointing to Ted Nugent but I think he's way too partisan and we've got enough of that in government, thank you. I think Geoff Tate might be a good elected official. The man is brilliant, well spoken and can articulate ideas easily. It sounds crazy, but I think Slash might do a good job, too. Think about it this way: we all know his past and there wouldn't be any chaos over past drug use or whatever. He cleaned himself up, came out on top and does quite a lot for charities. Joe Perry is very interested in politics so he might be a good fit, too. (See? I'm picking rockers on both sides of the political aisle here. Joe is super conservative).
You know the two biggest benefits to having a rocker go into a major political role? They have their own money, so running a campaign isn't an issue and younger people would be interested. Plus, I think the media would be all over it, which would also be interesting for sure.
What do you think?