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#1 DWF

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 08:06 AM

http://tv.zap2it.com...n/...1|,00.html

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Jerry Springer has ruled out a run for the U.S. Senate next year, but he's apparently not done with politics altogether.
The talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati says he'd think about running for governor of Ohio in 2006. He made the comment during a speech Thursday (Oct. 16) to students at the University of Akron, the AP reports.

Should Springer decide to run, he says he would quit the lowbrow talk show that bears his name and features a daily parade of dysfunction. He called "The Jerry Springer Show" "the silliest show ever" in his speech Thursday.

Well, the upside is that if he runs for office, that'll end the Jerry Springer Show, on the other hand I'd still rather have Tim Hagan as governor than Springer. :wacko:
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 08:34 AM

This is wonderful news!
With Jerry Springer's television experience, and as Governor,
he could host  the Ohio Lottery's "Cash Explosion" television show.
This could change the most boring show on television into a
chair throwing, fist fighting brawl for the cash prizes.

Ahhh, I might even watch ........................


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Posted 18 October 2003 - 08:45 AM

Really, I don't know whether Springer would be a good politician or a bad politician. I've seen him on a few political talkshows, and he seems reasonably well-versed in the subject matter.

The main complaint against him seems to be his show.  Nobody is hurt by this enterprise, and it's completely voluntary. Springer has said repeteadly that it's a very stupid show, and he would never watch it himself. What difference does that job make to his qualifications? Everybody has to pay the bills...
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 08:59 AM

Javert Rovinski, on Oct 18 2003, 09:45 AM, said:

Really, I don't know whether Springer would be a good politician or a bad politician. I've seen him on a few political talkshows, and he seems reasonably well-versed in the subject matter.

The main complaint against him seems to be his show.  Nobody is hurt by this enterprise, and it's completely voluntary. Springer has said repeteadly that it's a very stupid show, and he would never watch it himself. What difference does that job make to his qualifications? Everybody has to pay the bills...
I suppose his past history of mayorship doesn't count then? :wacko:
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#5 Kosh

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 11:12 AM

Yes, he was mayor of a large enough city to have some idea of what is going on. Probably make a fair Governor if elected. His image may be bad enough to keep him out of office.
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Posted 18 October 2003 - 02:44 PM

^Sadly enough, I have a feeling that his image would help him get into office now-a-days.

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 05:08 PM

LOL! Well, if Jesse Ventura and Arnie can do it, so can Jerry.  :look:

Personally, I have nothing but contempt for a man who hosts the single ugliest, most manipulative, dysfunctional TV show ever. Shows the only principle he has revolves around making big bucks. A man of honor would refuse to do that tripe.  I can't imagine doing something that disgusting and ugly for a living. :barf:
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 12:34 AM

:barf:

This is NOT how I want some of my relatives to move back to Michigan.  I'd even be afraid to go there to visit the city zoos and stuff.... :wacko:  :crazy:

*shudders*

Got room in Canada, anybody?
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Posted 19 October 2003 - 12:26 PM

Anakam, on Oct 18 2003, 09:34 PM, said:

:barf:

This is NOT how I want some of my relatives to move back to Michigan.  I'd even be afraid to go there to visit the city zoos and stuff.... :wacko:  :crazy:

*shudders*

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Theres lots and lots or room in Canada.... just not at my house ;)  :blush:
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#10 Kevin Street

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 12:46 PM

I hear Calgary is nice this time of year. :angel:

#11 Anakam

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 11:27 PM

^
Someplace relatively close to the mountains, preferably.... :p ;)
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