5/10/2017

How Does President Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Sound?


Professional wrestlers have a pretty good track record when running for political office. They don't always win, mind you, but sometimes they do. Jesse "I ain't got time to bleed" Ventura had a successful run as Governor of Minnesota, and considering who we have installed as President right now I'd kill for Ventura to be in his place. Kane is currently running for Congress, hoping his years of chokeslamming females in the ring won't come back to haunt him. The current "President", Donald Trump, is in the WWE Hall of Fame, and let's not forget Abraham Lincoln was himself a wrestler, who may have wrestled an actual bear while in office.

That's cool, but can any of them say they've traded testicle jokes with Zac Efron? I think not, but Dwayne Johnson can, and he says he's seriously considering running for President. Pfft, at this point, why not? He tells GQ...

“A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’ I didn’t want to be flippant — ‘We’ll have three days off for a weekend! No taxes!" 

He then added, "I think it's a real possibility."

The fan in me says, "Whoo whoo! A President who could deliver the People's Elbow to Vladimir Putin in the White House would be the shit!". The realist in me thinks that what our country needs is someone who, I don't know, actually knows and respects our political system and has experience governing. I have no doubt Johnson respects the office of President, which is more than I can say for the current occupant, but we're going to need someone who can rebuild our broken system after all the damage Trumpster Fire has done to it.

So maybe layoff until 2028, Rock.