Our favorite D-List actress, turned Leftist activist, has decided to consider a run for public office. Another person who watched too many episodes of The West Wing and thinks it’s reality.
These people need actual civics lessons from a book, not the Aaron Sorkin Cliffs Notes version.
Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill.
This is my Congressman.
Should I run against him?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 20, 2021
From The Hill:
Actor-turned-activist Alyssa Milano may seek to transition from Hollywood to the House, saying she’s “considering” a congressional run in 2024.
“I’m looking at California’s 4th District to potentially run against [Rep. Tom] McClintock (R),” Milano told ITK on Tuesday.
“I split my time between Truckee, Calif., and Bell Canyon, Calif., and the Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District,” the former “Insatiable” star said.
“I would love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue,” Milano said.
Dream on, Alyssa, dream on.
Truckee, CA, which is part of District 4, is within Nevada County, and they regularly attempt to secede from the State of California in order to form the State of Jefferson. So, Truckee may welcome Milano’s property taxes, but they certainly won’t welcome her running for public office. Rep. Tom McClintock has held the seat for 12 years because he isn’t in his district part time. He actually lives there, knows the community, and understands their needs. McClintock doesn’t just spout off about politics on Twitter, or protest at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of judges he doesn’t like.
Mark my words, Milano will be laughed off her first stump speech. I’d actually pay money for that debate, because McClintock would run rhetorical circles around her and probably use words she’d need to look up in the dictionary. Memorizing the Constitution like lines in a script is not the same as actually living it; and McClintock not only talks the talk, he walks the walk.
Milano’s Bell Canyon home is in Rep. Brad Sherman’s District 30, and that fossil isn’t going anywhere. But, maybe Milano’s hedging her bets on which district would get her the most attention, as opposed to the most votes.
Ever the performer.
In the meantime, Milano has to pay for those two ranches somehow, so she’s making her cheddar on Reed Hastings’ garbage Netflix streaming platform, and doing the reunion tour for the role that established her in Hollywood.
The actor — who just finished shooting a Netflix movie and is juggling a “Who’s the Boss” reboot along with several other projects — says she expects to make a decision after the 2022 midterm elections.
“Before I run, obviously I can’t do both at the same time,” she says of her acting work, “So it’s just really going to be about timing.”
Let’s hope the siren song of a reality show will keep her in Hollywood. At least Milano has some skill at that. The last thing we need is another pinhead California representative auditioning for the role of the West Coast version of AOC.