April 10, 2006

Huzzah to Mr Sheen!

Posted in Politics, Television at 10:35 am by antonello

Martin Sheen turned down an offer to run for Senate: 

On that score, Mr. Sheen was offered an opportunity to see how his character's appeal would play in a real-life campaign. Not long ago, he said, he was approached by Democratic Party representatives from his native state, Ohio, to see if he would be interested in running for the United States Senate after he left the show. Though he would have had little trouble drafting a campaign platform — he is a fierce opponent of nuclear power and the war in Iraq, and a champion of human rights — he turned them down.

"I'm just not qualified," he said. "You're mistaking celebrity for credibility."

I like Martin Sheen.  I think he's a fantastic actor, and judging from what I've read, I probably agree with him on many of his political stances.  Playing a president doesn't make you a president, though W has been trying that for the last 5 years.

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