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Victoria Jackson to Run for Office

Victoria Jackson, a weapons-grade moron who aspires to be merely a washed-up has-been, has filed the papers to run for public office in her home state of Tennessee. She wants to be a county commissioner there, presumably so she has a platform to keep saying incredibly stupid things and get attention for it.

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Victoria Jackson wants her next act to be as a Williamson County Commissioner.

Jackson, who moved to Thompson’s Station last year, is petitioning as an independent to become a candidate for one of two District 2 commission seats, currently held by commissioners Betsy Hester and John Hancock.

In recent years, Jackson has made a name for herself as an active Tea Party participant, conservative activist, outspoken opponent of President Barack Obama, and occasional Fox News contributor. Now, she wants to get directly involved at the local level.

“I think the key to saving America is normal everyday citizens getting involved because we the people are supposed to be in control, not the government,” Jackson said. “I had a political awakening in 2007. I’m tired of complaining. I want to do something.”

Yeah, but can we at least get “normal everyday citizens” with an IQ higher than a pot roast?

Comments

  1. says

    “we the people are supposed to be in control, not the government”

    Somebody has a fundamental ignorance of representative government.

  2. corwyn says

    we the people are supposed to be in control, not the government

    So, she is going to accomplish this by becoming part of the government, and trying to control things?

  3. dingojack says

    “Yeah, but can we at least get “normal everyday citizens” with an IQ higher than a pot roast? ”
    I see the pot roast bashing* has started early – for shame! @@
    Dingo
    ——-
    * At least compare her ‘intelligence’ to something totally devoid of any kind of intellect whatsoever – such as .a bucket of water, a gob of pus or a chunk of limestone
    – or even a politician (at a stretch)

  4. karmacat says

    What is she think government is made of besides people? A lot of people say “the government” or “they” but have no idea what that really means.

  5. Sastra says

    doublereed #3 wrote:

    I guess she was responsible for a lot of the unfunny skits.

    Maybe. Maybe not.

    It’s a minor point but it’s getting to be a pet peeve of mine. It seems like whenever a celebrity or former celebrity says or does something to show that they’re not particularly rational, or nice, or whatever, the skeptics come out of the woodwork to say that yeah, the celebrity has/had no talent. Couldn’t. There can’t be BOTH artistic merit AND fuzzy thinking on an unrelated issue. Don’t like their stuff and never did.

    But that doesn’t follow. You can be both a comedic genius and a deluded crank.

    Admittedly, Victoria Jackson is probably not the best example to use here. But I enjoyed her on SNL and suspect that if she had instead followed the skeptical path of Julia Sweeney nobody would be bringing up how unfunny she was.

    In my opinion she was kinda funny. But she’s way out of her element here.

  6. Rey Fox says

    It seems like whenever a celebrity or former celebrity says or does something to show that they’re not particularly rational, or nice, or whatever, the skeptics come out of the woodwork to say that yeah, the celebrity has/had no talent.

    Yeah, it’s very much like the appearance policing that comes out against anyone with an opposing political view who is perhaps overweight, not conventionally attractive, or a woman. Don’t know why it’s so damn hard for people to stay on topic with their insults.

  7. pixiedust says

    MO: “Weird that her 2007 political awakening didn’t kick in until 2008′s campaign season, hmmm?”

    Not weird. Evidence of her slow-wittedness. Very, very slow.

  8. moarscienceplz says

    Sastra #9

    I agree with you. I also thought Dennis Miller was funny. It was only when he decided to let Rush Limbaugh be his joke writer that his sense of humor crawled in a hole and died.

    (Before I get some comment about this, I do not mean that RL is literally Miller’s joke writer.)

  9. says

    Speaking of batshit crazy, this is from an email from my Tea Party friends. It’s in an email entitled: “TOP SECRET. U.S. General calls for massive march on Washington.” Because nothing keeps something secret like sending emails to tens of thousands of people and encouraging them to send it to others, especially in these days of NSA data gathering:

    “We’re desperate…at the end of our rope. Funds are scraping bottom, about to go into the red because this fight against government tyranny is so massive—but we have to keep blasting out letters, emails, calls and faxes and holding rallies, protests and demonstrations.

    “And, we have to keep boots on the ground in Washington. Our top team is stationed in DC indefinitely now. It was a drastic move but we had to do it. We have an elite group of specially-trained Patriots standing guard, secretly keeping watch over certain “traitors” to the American people.

    “I can’t tell you who they are because we have to protect their identity but we also have a “X-team” of powerful individuals planning to launch all-out assaults to IMPEACH the malignancy festering in the Oval Office.”

  10. says

    Sastra@9:

    I can honestly say that I couldn’t stand Jackson long before I knew anything about her politics. Her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I did find Dennis Miller’s Weekend Update segments funny, though. But ever since he went to the far right, his comedy has definitely gone downhill. In fairness, conservative political humor is tough to pull off. Most audiences don’t respond well to comedians who constantly punch down.

  11. bcreason says

    I keep expecting her shout out “Live From NewYork” and admit she’s been kidding all this time. Her interview of a college student at occupy Wall Street was the funniest skit of all time. If it was for real it has to be the saddest. The student shredded her brain dead preconceptions of the occupy movement. He proved every single thing she said was wrong, yet she posted it on her web page as a win for the right. Definitely a Bryan Fischer award nominee.

  12. busterggi says

    “…we the people are supposed to be in control, not the government,” Jackson said.

    So by running for office she’s losing control of what??

  13. dugglebogey says

    To you people this is a joke, but that’s only 15 miles from here.

    Shit is scary when it happens this close to home. She’s just the kind of moron they elect around here.

  14. jnorris says

    I shutter to think of the horrible thing(s) Williamson County did to desire God’s holy wrath.

  15. says

    jnorris “I shutter to think of the horrible thing(s) Williamson County did to desire God’s holy wrath.”
    I fail to see what window covers have to do with this.

  16. says

    Sastra@9:
    I used to like Ted Nugent’s music and still do like some especially the old Amboy Dukes. “Journey To the Center of the Mind” is a psychedelic classic which I still play in my band now. His guitar playing is simple but it rocks. He is, as most here surely know, a first class idiot. Definitely competition for the pot roast or Miss Jackson.

    As a side note I went to a concert of his once and me and all my loud band hard rockin’ buddies left cuz it was too freakin’ loud.

  17. says

    Victoria Jackson had “funny” written for her at SNL. She did one thing well, her handstand…okay, forget the handstand, it wasn’t that good. She had, as a comedic actress, the depth of a drop of water on a glass slide. Her petulant whining a cluelessness turn out to be NOT an act. She’s a ditz, a moron and a self-absorbed–though completely un-self aware, piece of shit.

    Don’t get me started on that turd, Dennis Miller.

  18. Michael Heath says

    Re Dennis Miller:

    I never found him funny in spite of the fact I like his type of humor.

    I was not surprised he went after Bill O’Reilly’s demographic because he needs a dumb, out-of-touch audience.

  19. colnago80 says

    Re Michael Heath @ #23

    If Heath thinks that Miller’s wasn’t much of a comedian, he was an even worse football analyst on ABC Monday Night football. He made even a schmuck like Howard Cosell look almost reputable.

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