Then They'll Bring In the Washington Generals to Coach the Basketball Team
A reality show about a high school election? We think we'll pass. Unless...
Seasoned political strategists--and spouses--JAMES CARVILLE, 61, who helped orchestrate Bill Clinton's winning campaign in 1992, and MARY MATALIN, 52, a longtime adviser to Dick Cheney, have signed on to counsel the candidates for school president.
What a great idea! Cute and insightful! Laugh a little, learn a little! The only problem we can foresee is that it can only last one episode:
CANDIDATE ONE: What is your advice, famous Democratic consultant James Carville?
CARVILLE: Here's what you do: Build your reputation as a brilliant political strategist on one successful campaign that in the end did absolutely nothing to reverse your party's 30-year free-fall, then become a tired (but well-compensated) parody of yourself on cable television.
CANDIDATE TWO: Do you have any better advice, longtime Republican adviser Mary Matalin?
MATALIN: Yes. Use your insider status and media know-how to ensure that your primary client has a slightly lower approval rating than Joseph Goebbels.
CANDIDATES (in unison): Please go away now.