Yep, this is just about right in our bizzaro-upside down world we live in. (where tomatoes kill you and where Arnold runs california – ht to Patton Oswald) Cnn reports that Simmons said he wants to be taken as serious as a Congressman, and may be considering becoming a Congressman.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Fitness star and effervescence
extreme Richard Simmons is on Capitol Hill today, tackling the issue of
childhood obesity and pushing for increased school exercise programs.
But as he testifies before the House Education and Labor Committee, the
60-year-old is nodding toward that celebrity siren song: political
In a half-serious, half-jocular tone, Simmons described his approach
to the hearing, saying, “I want to have the respect of a congressman, I
want to talk like a congressman, and maybe, someday, I’ll be a
During three minutes of follow-up questions, Simmons displayed an
almost Washingtonian flare for avoiding a direct position. “However I
can be of use,” he said, “If my country wants me, I’ll be there for my
So has no plans to run?
“Well,” he answered coyly, “I don’t know. I may run for office. You never know.”