Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Nanny wants Senate seat

Actress Fran Drescher has expressed interest in being appointed to the U.S. Senate seat that New York's Hillary Clinton is giving up to become secretary of state, a spokesman for the actress said.

No, seriously.

"Fran Drescher, actress, women's health advocate and public diplomacy envoy for the U.S. State Department, announced that she is throwing her hat into the ring of contenders for the senate seat being vacated by Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton," Drescher spokesman Jordan Brown told CNN in a written statement late Monday.

Drescher, 51, is best known for her starring role in the 1990s television comedy "The Nanny" and an adenoidal voice that could strip the rust off an engine block — a talent that might come in handy during a Senate filibuster.

Don't laugh! Actress and Queens native Fran Drescher wants Hillary Clinton's senate seat


italian girl said...

I saw her at a book signing years ago at Barnes & Noble. She seemed really nice and a lot shorter in person than she looked on "The Nanny". But Senator? I don't think I could tolerate that voice.

A Better NYC said...

Just confirmed!!!

Hey you too can be a NY Senator.

Necessary qualifications..ZERO!!!

We elected Hillary simply because she is married to Bill.

Kennedy will probably fill Clinton's seat just because her father was president.

Just when I was hoping that someone with real experience would come along...the Nanny shows up.

Is it now safe to say the our politicians are a complete joke!!

ew-3 said...

It's amazing how far we've sunk.
Going from Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one of the smartes senators in my lfe time, to hillary and potentiall that airhead Kennedy.

As to Ms Dresser, if that is a recent picture of her, I'd say she can have anything she wants. ;)

Anonymous said...

Uh, Moynihan was a lush, I heard someone say once. They said he was a bloated, puckering, brandy snifting tongue in the mouth ditherer. Pompous, too.

Hey, Fran had a great TV show, and if she stays in D.C., we won't have to hear that voice. A little bit of Queens in the nation's capital might be nice. (What would Mr. Sheffield say?)

BTW, are you sure that isn't Liz Crowley in disguise?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Uh, Moynihan was a lush, I heard someone say once.

Treated his staff like shit too, I heard. A mean drunk.

I think Fran would capture the essence of NYC far better than Hillary or (gasp you have to be kidding) Caroline

Anonymous said...

the sense of entitlement is overwhelming

Anonymous said...

Hey, she would be a refreshing change from Hillary.

Sergey Kadinsky said...

1. Will Fran Drescher and Al Franken create a Comedians Caucus in the Capitol?

2. Don't we already have a nanny government?

3. America is already a laughingstock, so a comedian legislator just proves the point!

4. With her nasal accent, her colleagues will censure her, before she utters her first word!

5. When this country asked for a change, the Governor appointed a nanny!

6. The Empire State will be represented by royalty- someone from Queens, that is!

7. Someone has to keep an eye on Sasha and Malia.

8. Hostile Republicans will subpoena The Nanny for constantly lying about her age.

9. What's next? Ray Barone for Congress?

10. Drescher's foreign policy experience- "The Beautician and the Beast."

But seriously folks, at age 51, she still looks sizzling, too!

Anonymous said...

Dont let that accent fool you.

She is a smart woman. And coming up through the ranks, has a lot more appreciation for regular people than either Hillary or Caroline.

Anonymous said...

Drescher over elitist Kennedy any day - plus a foxy Queens native at that - imagine no more dowdy pants suits! Give me a real person - this is a sweet real deal!!!!

Caroline entitlement - typical Kennedy - we need Arnold to run things out her for us!

Anonymous said...

Uh, Moynihan was a lush, I heard someone say once. They said he was a bloated, puckering, brandy snifting tongue in the mouth ditherer.

Yeah - he lived upstate on a big property where they could keep him away from public view. God bless him now that he gone - still an asshole - other thabn the Irish know he gave them hope - if he could make it they all knew they could succeed higher in life than he.

panzer65 said...

I hope she looses the Betty Boop voice if she gets elected

Anonymous said...

At least she's better looking than Hilary!