Kim Kardashian for … mayor of Glendale?

posted at 3:06 pm on April 18, 2012 by Tina Korbe

As we learned yesterday, hot girls have problems, too. Kim Kardashian can’t solve her own, but she’d like to try to solve the problems of a city anyway. It’d be nice if we lived in a world in which “Kim Kardashian, mayor of Glendale” was not even a remote possibility — but, alas, we don’t live in such a world. Kardashian says she’s already looking into the requirements for a run “in like five years” — and, given the appetite for celebriticians (celebrity politicians) in California and across the country these days, it unfortunately doesn’t seem 100 percent implausible that the residents of Glendale would elect her.

Really, why not? She has money and time at her disposal. That’s all it takes, right? Plus, her election would mean reality TV viewers would obtain an inside look into the workings of city government. Could be good for the future not only of Glendale but of the entire country to awaken a sense of civic responsibility via reality TV.

All I’m saying is, take her seriously, guys … because, if you don’t, you just might wake up in a world in which Paris Hilton is the first female president of the United States.


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Imagine what the vetting process of her would turn up.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Barry’s lowered the bar to the point it’s buried, why not?

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

To call this woman an airhead would be to insult airheads.

wildcat72 on April 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM

KardashianCare would mandate a$$ implants for all! Woot!

Scrappy on April 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Slow news day, huh?

changer1701 on April 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM

I would vote for her if i lived in Glendale. Nice hips

Uppereastside on April 18, 2012 at 3:11 PM

If Kim Kardashian is hot, then I’ve set foot on the moon. I hope that she doesn’t read this – I don’t want to hurt her feelings – but I find her utterly vile, and that’s WITH her 10 pounds of makeup.

You want “hot”? Just watch the movie, “Gilda,” with Rita Hayworth.

THAT … is hot.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:11 PM

you just might wake up in a world in which Paris Hilton is the first female president of the United States.

We already have a male-ish version of Paris Hilton as POTUS now

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

And Alec Baldwin is wanting to run for mayor of NYC. God help us! I mean seriously, other than their passion for politics, what do celebrities actually know about running anything?

I guess amateurs in politics is the up and coming trend. First the Obamessiah, then all of his water-carriers.

At least Reagan had executive experience before he ran for office.

Chappy on April 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Glendale not so long ago (think twenty years ago) was the finest big city in SoCal. Now it’s a hot garbage mess of libtards and Kardashians.

Apologetic California on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I’m up for it…

… as long as we can have a Hot Air “Drinking Game” for every time she touches her hair.

Seven Percent Solution on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

…why not….

……….she’s got as much domestic and foreign policy experience as Obama did before becoming President.

Baxter Greene on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Kim Kardashian for … mayor of Glendale?

Hey, why not Kim Kardashian for prez 2012. If a community organizer can do it, why not a TV celeb? And at least she’s not a communist (?).

petefrt on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Well, how hard can be be? It`s Glendale, CA! Just write checks to people who ask for them and you`ll do fine.

ThePrez on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

With all the Armenians she has decent chance of winning…

The Ugly American on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

I don’t get the bitterness in this post. Any reason why Kim Kardashian is less qualified to be Mayor than, say, Mia Love to be in Congress? You can’t have it both ways.

Anyway, if you’re smart enough to build a reality TV empire you’re smart enough to be mayor of Glendale. The GOP should try to recruit her. She’d be a very strong candidate with the Armenian vote behind her. Maybe she could run for state Assembly afterwards.

joana on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Imagine what the vetting process of her would turn up.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Nothing that reality TV hasn’t already made public to the entire world.

kshoosh on April 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I was going to say something about her getting all of the male, black vote – but I better not.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I mean seriously, other than their passion for politics, what do celebrities actually know about running anything?

Chappy on April 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Their mouths?

Archivarix on April 18, 2012 at 3:17 PM

After Al Franken, nothing surprises me.

a capella on April 18, 2012 at 3:17 PM

I was going to say something about her getting all of the male, black vote – but I better not.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

According to her internal polling, their support for her is exploding.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Nothing that reality TV hasn’t already made public to the entire world.

kshoosh on April 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Sure, except “realityTV” has nothing to do with reality.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I’d prefer Mayor Prager, thankyouverymuch.

ConservativeLA on April 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I was kinda hoping Obama would run for the mayor of Glendale.

St Gaudens on April 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Nothing that reality TV hasn’t already made public to the entire world.

kshoosh on April 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

She started her ” career” after her sex tape with RayJ became public.
But LA Times is still hiding Obama’s moozie luvin tape !!

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:19 PM

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Thanks for the laugh. But, you better not say that, either.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:20 PM

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Thanks for the laugh. But, you better not say that, either.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’m just angling for a staffing position.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:21 PM

She’d be a very strong candidate with the Armenian vote behind her. Maybe she could run for state Assembly afterwards.

joana on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

..and if her polling numbers start sagging, she can always create a distraction by invading Burbank.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I’m just angling for a staffing position.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:21 PM

If you have a trowel, you could always do her makeup.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I can see it now…

… After a very public campaign followed by all of the media, she wins and her swearing in ceremony is so opulent that it rivals a British coronation.

Then after a few months in office…

… she files for divorce.

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I mean seriously, other than their passion for politics, what do celebrities actually know about running anything?

Chappy on April 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Their mouths?

Archivarix on April 18, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Indeed. Excellent point! I stand, or rather sit, corrected.

Chappy on April 18, 2012 at 3:23 PM

I was going to say something about her getting all of the male, black vote – but I better not.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

If Lisa Lampinelli enters the race it’ll be a mess.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM

According to her internal polling, their support for her is exploding.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I know my caucus just polled.

Chuck Schick on April 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Idiocracy is coming at us waaayyyy to fast…

fabrexe on April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

*too

fabrexe on April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

but first she has to find a sperm donor.

Wigglesworth on April 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Idiocracy is coming at us waaayyyy to fast…

fabrexe on April 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM

What are you saying? Has Kim been spotted trying to fit a square peg into a round hole?

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

..and if her polling numbers start sagging, she can always create a distraction by invading Burbank.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Or get plastic surgery. :)

gravityman on April 18, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I’m so bamboozled by this, I’m fresh out of anything snarky to say…. and this is begging for some serious snark.

Bitter Clinger on April 18, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If Lisa Lampinelli enters the race it’ll be a mess.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Dayum, I hadn’t thought about that one.

What if Brigitte Nielsen throws her hat into the ring, too?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

What if Brigitte Nielsen throws her hat into the ring, too?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Then the viking horns come out…

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Then the viking horns come out…

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Yeaaaaaaaaaaah, Boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

What if Brigitte Nielsen throws her hat into the ring, too?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Or Coco ?

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Or Coco ?

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

LOL. Coco!

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

About the only down side for Kim is that being a mayor actually entails some work. I think that’s a foreign concept to her.

Bitter Clinger on April 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

suddenly whore-ing yourself out for politics has a whole new meaning….

search4truth on April 18, 2012 at 3:32 PM

All these fine ladies would of course need Secret Service protection.

Maybe even double protection.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Who is this Kim Kardashian?

Was she in the O.J. trial?

Curtiss on April 18, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Would she run as a Republican? She would have to split the vote with the empty reality tv star the party already has.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

All these fine ladies would of course need Secret Service protection.

Maybe even double protection.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

It’s the Secret Service that would be needing the “double protection” – maybe even triple Trojans.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

She is a microcosm of everything that has gone wrong with this country.

V7_Sport on April 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Would she run as a Republican? She would have to split the vote with the empty reality tv star the party already has.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Palin’s running for the Mayor of Glendale?

Good for her.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

is the driver supposed to be her sister? Because she looks nothing like her and is at least 2 feet taller.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM

She is a microcosm of everything that has gone wrong with this country.

V7_Sport on April 18, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Agreed. And, so are the apes on The Jersey Shore. That show should only be on Animal Planet.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Agreed. And, so are the apes on The Jersey Shore. That show should only be on Animal Planet TLC.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

fixed

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

It’s the Secret Service that would be needing the “double protection” – maybe even triple Trojans.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I don’t know, those guys seem to have been around the block a few times as well.

Kind of Mutually Assured Destruction.

NoDonkey on April 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

You know you are living in disturbing times when this is a real possibility.

McDuck on April 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Kim Kardashian’s only claim to fame is that she has a huge a$$.

Maybe she’s better suited to be the FLOTUS.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Would she run as a Republican? She would have to split the vote with the empty reality tv star the party already has.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

She will run as a Democrat,
against Coco from the IceT party

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Too bad it’s California. She’d probably be an improvement in the ****up known as Glendale, AZ, who are now almost bankrupt from attracting pro sports teams into town.

MNHawk on April 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

She will run as a Democrat,
against Coco from the IceT party

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

The GOP should try to recruit her.
joana on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

She’s an Obama voter, or so she said on the Larry King show in 2008. Probably wouldn’t have much interest in becoming a Republican.

AZCoyote on April 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Hmmmm, it didn’t post my post. Well, here is what was intended -

She will run as a Democrat,
against Coco from the IceT party

burrata on April 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

[Rim Shot]

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM

She’s going to marry someone wonderful like Kanye and blow up like a balloon.

She did Kris a big favor by dumping him.

Speakup on April 18, 2012 at 3:47 PM

500+ comments or bust…huge bust, enormous bust

Erich66 on April 18, 2012 at 3:47 PM

What if Brigitte Nielsen throws her hat into the ring, too?

OhEssYouCowboys on April 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I predict the gender gap of, ahem, gaping magnitude.

Archivarix on April 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM

500+ comments or bustt…huge bustt, enormous bustt

Erich66 on April 18, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Fixed

Bitter Clinger on April 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

She’s an Obama voter, or so she said on the Larry King show in 2008. Probably wouldn’t have much interest in becoming a Republican.

AZCoyote on April 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I don’t know about that. The Republican Party seems like a good vehicle for celebrities playing politics for fame and fortune.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I don’t know about that. The Republican Party seems like a good vehicle for celebrities playing politics for fame and fortune.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Hmmm….since the Dems’ Logo is already an a$$, she might be a shoe-in.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m up for it…

… as long as we can have a Hot Air “Drinking Game” for every time she touches her hair.

Seven Percent Solution on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

…I did the same thing for Ann Coulter once on a Sunday morning news show…Got alcohol poisoning in 40 minutes!

KOOLAID2 on April 18, 2012 at 4:01 PM

ho of glendale

Wade on April 18, 2012 at 4:01 PM

is the driver supposed to be her sister? Because she looks nothing like her and is at least 2 feet taller.

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM

different mailman

Wade on April 18, 2012 at 4:03 PM

you just might wake up in a world in which Paris Hilton is the first female president of the United States.

Tina, have some respect for Paris. She single-handedly put the “ho” into hotel.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:04 PM

The article I read said there is no such position, so there’s not a remote possibility of it happening, there’s no possibility at all.

scalleywag on April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

The GOP should try to recruit her.
joana on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

She’s an Obama voter, or so she said on the Larry King show in 2008. Probably wouldn’t have much interest in becoming a Republican.

AZCoyote on April 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

I doubt she cares; any socialite cool enough to be on tv shows in 2008 was an Obama voter. Glendale has a Council-Manager form of government with the council selecting one member to serve as Mayor each year (she probably has no idea about this). There’s a top-two primary and it’s a non-partisan position. The Dem machine will still work to get one of their own in each seat; so her best hope is to run with the implicit endorsement of the local GOP.

joana on April 18, 2012 at 4:07 PM

The article I read said there is no such position, so there’s not a remote possibility of it happening, there’s no possibility at all.

scalleywag on April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Is your Google made in China?

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM

How come white people don’t like a$$ on a chick? They love flat a$$es

Uppereastside on April 18, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Glendale (“little Armenia”) has enough people already taking checks from the government. They certainly don’t need this fluke leading them.

mydh12 on April 18, 2012 at 4:20 PM

How come white people don’t like a$$ on a chick? They love flat a$$es

Uppereastside on April 18, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I think this thread is over and done, here come the racists.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

“Like” no.

Pork-Chop on April 18, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Slow news day, huh?

changer1701 on April 18, 2012 at 3:10 PM

no, this is real news in America

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 4:24 PM

This is all about the Armenian vote, so I’m surprised it wasn’t mentioned in the post….

Nessuno on April 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Keep her far away from us Republicans. Winning a small, local election is not worth further tarnishing the GOP brand. She is considered a complete joke by many Americans. Given how much channels like E! and shows like ET focus on her, plenty of people would be made aware of her ties to the GOP. We don’t need to support the idea that the GOP really is the stupid party.

McDuck on April 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Mayor? In California, she’d probably be Governor material.

trigon on April 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Kim Kardashian for … mayor of Glendale?
Hey, why not Kim Kardashian for prez 2012. If a community organizer can do it, why not a TV celeb? And at least she’s not a communist (?).

petefrt on April 18, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I don’t think she’s 35. Otherwise, she is certainly equally qualified. Plus, as far as I know, there is not a question of her not being an American citizen. I believe she also has some commercial experience marketing herself for profit and possibly a clothing line or something like that. So actually, she’ be a step up from Obama as President.

talkingpoints on April 18, 2012 at 5:21 PM

With all the Armenians she has decent chance of winning…

The Ugly American on April 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

That is a true fact. Glendale, California has a sizable Armenian diaspora. I believe three or four of council seats are held by individuals of Armenian background. But I don’t think it would necessarily be a cakewalk for her. She would have to be a serious politician not like Donald Trump which she most likely would be like.

Publicity stunt, for sure.

islandman78 on April 18, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Keep her far away from us Republicans. Winning a small, local election is not worth further tarnishing the GOP brand. She is considered a complete joke by many Americans. Given how much channels like E! and shows like ET focus on her, plenty of people would be made aware of her ties to the GOP. We don’t need to support the idea that the GOP really is the stupid party.

McDuck on April 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM

good points

joey24007 on April 18, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Won’t watch any video of her, so I’ve only seen her in stills. Just one question.
Can her face move? It looks frozen.

juliesa on April 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Tina, have some respect for Paris. She single-handedly put the “ho” into hotel.

NapaConservative on April 18, 2012 at 4:04 PM

I stayed at the Waldorf last year for a couple of days. It was just weird and disgusting to think about that classless little skank growing up in that beautiful hotel. It did not compute.

juliesa on April 18, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Kloe really does look just like O.J. Simpson.

Kjeil on April 18, 2012 at 6:20 PM

No, she wouldn’t get the Armenian vote.

All she does is f**ck black guys. Glendale Armenians are heavily Russian. They don’t find her shit cute.

Not one male Armenian would vote for her. Not one married female with kids would vote for her.

It would take other Dem politicians to put her on the council.

budfox on April 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Her face is complete plastic. Check out photos of her from when she was a teen. Not even the same girl.

budfox on April 18, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Well, she already has a campaign-worthy video that’s been widely viewed.

eeyore on April 18, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Hell, she may as well run for Congress. If Stuart Smalley can get elected, anyone can.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM

For starters, Glendale elects five city councilmembers, who jointly decide which among them shall act as mayor each year. So there is no running for Mayor. Next, Glendale is nearly as conservative as the heart of Orange County, they wouldn’t have anything to do with her in a political sense. The proximity to the various studios and other “celebrity” venues in L.A. make places like Glendale, Burbank and the rest of the San Fernando Valley mostly immune to the mindless celebrity-worship which would be required for a Kardashian to be elected to dog catcher. Lastly, most of the folks there are family oriented, and not in a demographic which would think it wise to have a tramp in leadership.

Hmm, does Compton have a mayor?

Freelancer on April 19, 2012 at 3:04 AM

After Al Franken, nothing surprises me.

a capella on April 18, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Me neither…but at least Kardashian has been successful at something….which means that she might be an upgrade in that respect from Franken, who has yet to find success at anything. Admittedly, though, this would only be the difference between a “total zero” and “complete ass” (take your pick as to which is which).

landlines on April 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM