Why am I talking about Ben Affleck all of a sudden? Because it seems the Virginia Democrats are eyeing him for Senator. You heard me.
The Washington Post reported the story yesterday, other newsrags around the world have jumped on board.
If you liked him as Bennifer . . . you'll love him as Benator!
Ben's spokesman says the rumor ain't true. Ben isn't quite ready for public office, he is too busy making movies.
Affleck spokesman Ken Sunshine said the rumors are baseless, though "he would be a superb candidate for public office in the future. Right now, he's very busy directing his first feature movie for Disney, 'Gone, Baby, Gone.' "
Of course, it seems the Virginia Dems have also been eyeing John Grisham, so it seems any old celebrity will do.
Another name on the wish list: blockbuster legal-thriller writer John Grisham . But the central Virginia farmhouse owner, who gives generously to Democrats and did a stint in the Mississippi legislature, has brushed off past overtures, sources say.
While I don't really know if Mr. Affleck is politician material, he smiles nice, has a pretty wife, and loves his mamma. And hey, if I am going to have to choose, I'd take an idiot Democrat over an idiot Republican any day. But I guess that's just the reality of politics, eh?