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28 January 2010 @ 11:12 pm
Brainstorming: Fandom for President  
I'm sorry that I didn't post yesterday.  I was preoccupied with the most important State of the Union since maybe the 2nd one given by Clinton.  I have mixed feelings about how it went, but at least DADT was acknowledged.  Thats a start, even if its like a Kit-Kat bar and you're only left wanting more.

Anyways, we've also lost two literary figures this week: the historian Howard Zimmer and odd-duck/hermit writer JD Salinger.  No matter how you feel about their works, (I am in the do not like "Catcher of the Rye" camp) they both changed the way we look at literature.  When a figure like Ayn Rand comments about you, you know something has happened with your writing.

Now, personally, I would never vote for either Howard or JD for president.  I think their views were too extreme and the last time we put someone with extreme views in office, nothing got done (Hi Pres. Carter!)  It's all well and good to have a devoted base, but if you alienate yourself from others then no work can get one.

Well, in honor of all these presidential thoughts, I joined the fandom_for_president community here on livejournal, where a variety of fandoms are represented and looking for a fandom president.  This first round, you only get fifteen votes and signficant figures such as Jack Bauer, Gregory House, Willow Rosenberg, Dr. Horrible, and Elephaba Thropp are all up to become fandom president. 

However, even those that admire are on the list.
Angel (the vampire) is not on the list.
Scotty, Guinan, and Captain Janeway from Star Trek is not on the list.
Dorothy Szbornak (the smart Golden Girl) is not on the list.
Neither is Glinda or NessaRose from Wicked.
Also missing are two of my favorite literary characters: Scarlett and Rhett from Gone With the Wind
I would have also liked to have seen a nod to Meryl Streep as Julia Child.

With all those choices, a few people are bound to be left out.

So, my question is, who would you like to see as fandom president?

*If you're new around these parts, feel free to leave a note for me in the comments so I can say hi!*
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