Presidential TV habits – what, no “L Word”?


Presidential candidates are
just like us! They like to sack out in front of the TV with a bag of
Cheetos and the remote, too. Or, well, so they told
TV Guide

earlier this month. Several of the top presidential contenders, both
Democratic and Republican, shared their tube-time schedules. The answers
weren’t too surprising. Familiar favorites, family fare and the like.
So in the interest of broadening their horizons, I’ve compiled a list
of their current TV habits and shows they should consider checking out. I consider
it my patriotic duty to get them matched up with the right programs.

Hillary Clinton

Does Watch: HGTV makeover
shows, American Idol,
Grey’s Anatomy
, Dancing With the Stars

and her all-time TV favorite, The Ed Sullivan Show.

Should Watch: Wonder
. Breaking glass ceilings and traveling in glass jets. It’s
the perfect preparation for a spin on Air Force One — again. Plus, what
president couldn’t use that Golden Lasso?

Barack Obama

Does Watch: SpongeBob
and his all-time favorites, M*A*S*H and The

Should Watch: Dude,
she is standing right there next to you. Don’t make Oprah angry;
you wouldn’t like her when she’s angry.

John Edwards

Does Watch: Boston
and his guilty pleasure, “Fred Thompson
on Law & Order.”

Should Watch: I like
John, but I can’t be the only one who thinks he is a doppelganger for
Robin, right?

Dennis Kucinich

Does Watch: The Colbert
Report, The Daily Show
, The Tonight Show, Late Show
and Saturday Night Live — and he doesn’t even mind being the butt of
their punch lines. “I take what I do seriously, but I don’t take myself

Should Watch: The
. Hey, that’s not a slam. It’s a how-to guide for navigating
the world when you’re vertically challenged.

John McCain

Does Watch: Prison
, “because, as a fellow prisoner, I always dreamed and plotted
how I would break out of the Hanoi Hilton.”

Should Watch: Sesame
, because he has seemed extra Oscar-the-Grouch-ish lately and
looks like he could use a sunny day or two.

Fred Thompson

Does Watch: SportsCenter,

because he needs to “to stay up on my Titans, Vols, Vanderbilt and,
of course, my Memphis Tigers.”

Should Watch: Law
& Order
, because that’s where we wish he would have stayed.

Mitt Romney

Does Watch:

Should Watch: Big
(sorry, I couldn’t resist.)

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