Oprah Winfrey and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as options to fill the Senate seat vacated by President Obama. Seriously, looking at these two options — one of whom doesn’t even live in Illinois — how did goldenrod balloons not make the cut? (Oprah’s rep declined to comment; Gov. Schwarzenegger’s office has yet to issue comment.)According to FBI tapes played at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial today, the former Illinois governor/legendary Celebrity Apprentice star considered
Of course, if pigs decided to take flight and either of Blagojevich’s choices had gone through, we’d have quite an interesting scenario. Oprah in politics? (This wasn’t the first time the possibility was brought up.) Hey, at least we’d get a free Pontiac G6 every time tax refund time rolls around. But do we want another celebrity in office? I’d vote no, but then again, we already have this in office. And this. Surely, a celebrity can’t make things much worse?
So tell me, PopWatchers: If you had to pick a celebrity to be to fill the Senate seat, who would it be? And if Blago was to turn his Senate seat selection into a reality show, what would it be called? (So You Think You Can Lead? Flip This Seat? Little Minds, Big Responsibilities? A Shot at Prison with Rod Blagojevich?)