All the World's a Stage

Before Schwarz was governor of "Cauliforna", Estrada was the president of the Philippines. Before Estrada, Ronald Reagan was the president of the United States. Not to be outdone, <a href="">FPJ has declared that he is running for president</a>.
What is it with actors and politics? People totally inexperienced can take up office simply because they have the money to "surround themselves with smart people". Are we actually so gullible to believe that people who know nothing about economics can manage our fiscal policies, or employ people who have not travelled widely to dictate our foreign policy?
Is it a lack of choice that leads us so? After all I've heard quite a number of people say that they'd vote for Howard Dean simply because he's not George Bush. Or are we really looking for that fairytale Hollywood role model?

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