Friday, July 28, 2006

American Mandate!

Today the White House takes time out from its busy schedule in order to play host to a bevy of superstars from American Idol. A curious statistical detail is included in the following excerpt from this BBC report on the event:

More than 63 million votes were cast in the final of the fifth American Idol series in May, when Hicks triumphed over McPhee.

George Bush received almost 60 million votes during the US presidential election in 2004.

Does this mean some canny TV producer will realize that the next presidential election could draw more voters if it were run as a reality show? I know I'd be all over America's Next Top Politician as long as Tyra, Miss J and Jay Manuel were involved.


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