You can’t make up stuff like this.
Randal Pinkett, who was the winner in season four of the television show “The Apprentice” (yes, the one featuring The Donald), is likely to become the running mate for Jon Corzine’s reelection as governor of New Jersey. Besides winning a job from Donald Trump on the show, Pinkett was one of twelve people named by Cory Booker, the mayor-elect of Newark, to lead his transition team.
What’s next? America’s Top Politician? Survivor, where the winner is named as ambassador to the country where the show is filmed? A new version of American Idol, where the contestants compete to give the best political speech? Yet another spin-off from CSI, investigating political corruption? A revival of Candid Camera that catches politicians with their mistresses? Desperate Political Wives? Personally, I’d like to see something like The Gong Show that we can use to get rid of politicians we don’t like.