Friday, March 10, 2006

Maybe Oprah IS Our Best Hope For Representation In The Senate

Sometimes, the UK seems like a more fun country than the US.

Take Michael Cashman, the English European Parliament Minister who is about to get gay married tomorrow. Cashman became famous as an actor on that country's absolutely ridiculous soap "EastEnders," became a human rights activist, and then an elected official. Imagine if James Denton from "Desperate Housewives" came out, joined HRC, and then became a Senator. Would it spell the end of civilization as we know it? Probably. Would C-Span skyrocket in the coveted 18-25 demographic? Definitely!

If you get a minute, check out Cashman's official website bio . Highlights include:

"Michael was born in the East End of London in 1950. His birth was premature by three weeks, primarliy due to his mother attempting to defend her husband in a street fight outside Stepney East station."

"During his career he worked with luminaries like Lionel Bart, J. B Priestley, Sir Alan Ayckbourn (who directed two plays which were written by Michael), Sir Ian McKellen, Elizabeth Taylor, June Brown, Sir Elton John and David Hockney."

Can you imagine a US Senator's bio including zingers like the above? How about this one:

"Michael lives with his partner, Paul, and they have been together for over 20 years."

Ha! The British. What'll they come up with next?

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