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Arnold and Maria, Yoda, a true hero, Dershy, and Colbert

10. Arnold Swarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Did anyone but me want to die inside when they realized that Maria Shriver had married one of the most conservative people on the face of the planet? All things considered, it actually gives me hope for myself, that one day I might actually be able to tolerate guys that are my type. It also gives me hope for this nation. The fact that these two people with such different political opinions can coexist in the same state let alone in the same house is baffling yet inspiring. Their marriage has created the best of both worlds for California in most cases, with Shriver working toward causes she believes in (usually liberal) under her role of wife to the Conservative governor. McCain and Obama both talk a lot about “reaching across the aisle,” which is all well and good, but Arnold would really only have to “reach across the dinner table” at Thanksgivings to work with Democrats. If the American people won’t elect a moderate president, then perhaps they’ll elect a team that symbolizes both parties. 

9. Yoda

I promise to make Yoda my last sci-fi reference, but I make no promises about making him my last fictional character. Even though Yoda isn’t “real,” he’s one of the best options that America has left to be president. Yoda is old, yes, but he’s not going anywhere. And he’s tiny, so I feel that HIS “Sad Grandpa” strategy would work far better than McCain’s since he doesn’t look like a dinosaur when he tries to smile. Yoda can’t tell us what will happen in the next eight years (“Always in motion, the future is.” So wise.), but he can help us find the right path. He’s into all the most important causes. And Yoda believes in the promise of our future – “Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.” – he knows that we need to leave behind a country that is not in ruins for the future. He worked to help repair the universe in Star Wars, surely he can help us repair one measly nation for the next four years.

8. A soldier currently serving our country

Surprised? Me, too. But hey, I happen to believe that a record of service IS important to your country, I just don’t want that record of service to be attached to someone who’s already made bad decisions for the country (like making Palin a viable candidate for national office). And when we’re thinking about who knows the most about the Iraq War, including what our soldiers are going through, who would be better to lead us out of this war than a soldier who is currently stationed abroad, either in Afghanistan or Iraq? The wars that we are involved in today are different enough from each other, so let’s not even start to compare them to the wars of the past. We need someone to come in a step up, speak about what our soldiers need at war and what they need when they come home. John McCain thinks he can do that, but I have very serious doubts. Let’s put someone in there who truly knows the situation and see how all of our views change. 

7. Mrs. Dershem

Mrs. Dershem currently teaches English at Mesquite High School to snot-nosed brats who don’t deserve her genius. I should know, I used to be one of those brats. As with Bill Clinton, the reasons that Dershem would be an awesome president are best expressed in list form, which will mostly be quotes.

  • She’s not really into delaying important decisions ever since that time she called the school’s front office to tell them that the bathroom was on fire and got put on hold.
  • To improve education, she has a two-fold plan, electric shock chairs and the 9mm discipline plan. Don’t freak out, it actually sounds viable…but she’s joking.
  • She’s not the biggest fan of standardized testing, because she knows what the TAKS is really saying…”I am the state of Texas and I hate you.”
  • She’s pretty much a bamf…that should be the only reason you need.
  • She once told us, “Everyone in life has windmills.” Stop and think about that. I feel that Dershy would work hard to take down a lot of those windmills for the middle class. 
  •  She cares about people. I have to say that I’m not the only one who thinks Dershem is the greatest teacher in the world, and it’s because she not only cares about literature, but she also has the ability to make you care, as well. Can you imagine what she could convince people to care about if elected president?

6. Stephen Colbert

He doesn’t beat Jon Stewart simply because he actually campaigned to be on the ballot, he beats Jon Stewart by several places because Colbert has a larger than life personality that people either love or hate. You have to inspire both as a president, and Colbert does it better. In fact, he takes everything to a presidential level while still defying political stereotypes. Which, of course, warrants another list.

  • Stephen didn’t just write a book, he dictated it. And it is a fabulous read or listen.
  • Stephen isn’t afraid to apologize when he’s wrong. He’s apologized to how many Cantons across the nation now? 
  • Steven knows he’s human and admits his faults. All of America knows about his passion for Jane Fonda, despite the fact that she’s a dirty liberal. 
  • Stephen is willing to criticize people to their faces. Just watch the YouTube video of his roast of President Bush/the media. Fearless. 
  • Stephen is a friend to the gay community. How could he not be after voicing Ace on The Ambiguously Gay Duo
  • Stephen has multiple honors bestowed on him already, such as his DNA going into space, Emmys, a spider AND an airplane named after him, and 3 Peabody Awards. Does President Bush have a Peabody? Noooooo, and neither does McCain or Obama. Colbert has three.

But most of all, Stephen Colbert isn’t just a comedian, he’s an incredibly smart man. He makes people laugh for a living, but he does it by pointing out the poor choices of our government. He, like Jon Stewart, recognizes the faults of our current government and I know that if given the chance, he could fix them. Every single one. And we would be incredibly entertained watching him while eating the ice cream that Ben & Jerry’s named after him.


A butterfly, a Fonda, and a nation

63. Julia Butterfly Hill

Ms. Hill founded the Circle of Life, which has now spread into the Engage Network. The Engage Network encourages strong and vibrant communities to promote environmental awareness. It operates through small, purpose-driven groups in the community. Perhaps if she could teach America how to work together, aside one another, it would give our economy a boost. Not to mention what would happen if she could convince the House and the Senate to work together. However, Hill is best known, however, for living in “Luna,” a redwood tree threatened by the Pacific Lumber Company, for 738 days. That is dedication. The Lumber Company agreed to save poor Luna, which shows that she can win a war in less than 7 years. Impressive, no? Best of all, the Red Hot Chili Peppers AND Neil Young have put her in their songs. That’s when you know you’re ready for presidency, when musicians use you as obscure references in their songs.

62. Jane Fonda

Yeah, I know that Jane’s quite the controversial lady, but you have to admit the woman knows how to make a name for herself.  Okay, so she may have used the “c” word on national television this year, and okay, she may have “supported” the Vietnamese rather than the American troops at some points during the Vietnam War. But let’s consider that she apologized for the complications that arose from her stunts, and that she was really simply trying to bring peace to Vietnam. She has also been a strong supporter of feminist causes, which is a lot more than can be said for wither McCain OR his running mate. And let’s not forget her 2001 conversion to Christianity. See? Something for everyone. Jane Fonda is just the woman to run this country. I mean, let’s just consider for a minute the idea that American’s are an overweight population. If she were elected president, our children might not be saying a pledge to the flag every morning, but I bet you they’d know the Jane Fonda’s Start Up video by heart. Children of all economic classes would soon be sporting the catch phrase, “go for the burn!”

61. Canada

That’s right, I think that our neighbors to the north would do a much better job at running the US than John McCain. Canada has long been the focus of American comedians, as shown in the film South Park. It’s been quite some time since a country has had a “colony,” but I feel like we’d be better off as the fifty colonies of Canada rather than ruled by John McCain. This way, everyone would have nationalized healthcare (which I realize isn’t the best choice, but it’s better than that joke of a plan McCain is suggesting) and they ARE our largest trading partners. We share pretty much everything with Canada, from military campaigns to Niagra Falls, so why not just share governments too?. Plus, they apologized for wronging the aboriginal people this year. Have we really officially apologized for much as a country? Not really. America could do with some humility every now and then, and I can’t think of anything more humiliating than belonging to Canada, the country we so often mock, for the next four years.