Thursday, 4 September 2008
Martin Sheen for President!
In the time-honoured British tradition of interfering in the affairs of other nations, I feel now is the time to interfere in American politics and say forget Obama and McCain, cut straight to the chase and vote for Martin Sheen! You know it makes sense. Who better to elect after all than someone who's spent enough of his career playing politicians to know exactly what to do. And more importantly, exactly what not to do. He's literally been rehearsing most of his professional life for the role of a lifetime, but can genuinely say he 'never sought high office'
Aside from playing President Bartlett in West Wing, anyone also remember him as Kennedy in 1983?
Other reasons to vote for Martin Sheen;
He survived Frances Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (apparently under tougher conditions than the real army)
He puts his money where his mouth is and has variously been arrested for peace protests and threatened and nearly killed by hunters while trying to save baby seals.
He has a brain, and despite a modest High School education, has gotten himself a degree late in life and been awarded several honorary degrees as well.
He's been married to the lovely Janet for 47 years, whom he credits with 'saving my life' after she helped him win battles against both booze and drugs earlier in his career and also nursed him back to health following the heart attack that nearly killed him while filming Apolcalypse Now. Together they have also helped their actor offspring through various (very public) crises and always been there for them, no matter what.
He has a faith - rediscovered after surviving and confronting his demons/health crisis - which he takes pretty seriously, but without shoving it down other people's throats or bible-bashing.
He's cooler than James Dean (as you'll know if you've ever seen him as 'Kit Carruthers' in Badlands).
Finally, who could fail to trust Marty with that marvellous reassuring American voice of his just made for saying 'justice'? I'd buy a secondhand chevvy off him any day!
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In Martin We Trust