Lady Gaga vs. Nancy Pelosi, Who Will Win? (Not Nancy Pelosi)
Every campaign season in our increasingly retarded nation, potential voters are presented with many important survey and poll battles such as "What celebrity of the moment is better/worse than a completely unrelated government official?" For example: This person Lady Gaga, who seems to be mentioned a lot more than actuallyheard, could she defeat San Francisco grandmother and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in a dance-off? What does this say about the Republicans' midterm chances?
Also, what if this isn't even a question on the survey, and the survey is actually just a "list of the world's most powerful women" press release from that finance magazine that recently called Obama a watermelon, yet this make-believe battle still ends up as the headline both on the teevee news and on the political websites? Because that's what happened -- we just heard the MSNBC anchor gal say the same basic headline as we've got here, which we are only very lightly parodying from the Guardian/Forbes/Wire Service versions.
The newly released 2010 Forbes list of the world's most powerful women has ranked Michelle Obama at number 1, usurping the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and even beating omnipresent singer Lady Gaga into 7th place.[Guardian]
The annual list saw a number of media personalities breach the top 10, including two talk show hosts, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres .... Obama takes the number 1 spot, having been ranked 40th last year, while Winfrey is 3rd (last year 41st), Lady Gaga is 7th (unplaced), Beyonce Knowles is considered the 9th most powerful woman on the planet (unplaced) and Degeneres 10th (unplaced).
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives – and second in line for the US presidency after the vice-president, Joe Biden – is 11th on the list. Earlier this year, Pelosi was heralded as the most powerful woman in US history and the most powerful Speaker in a century.