Jindal Gets Coveted Has-Been Endorsement

Republicans just love getting endorsements from washed-up, kinda sorta celebrities from decades past. Chuck Norris, Ted Nugent, Pat Boone — politicians actually work to try to get their endorsements (I presume there are a lot of votes in Branson, Missouri). Bobby Jindal has just scored a plum endorsement.

The Hill spoke to Sorbo at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.

The actor, who became famous for the Hercules television series in the mid-90s, said Jindal has a few scenes playing himself in the forthcoming movie Caged, that focuses on human trafficking.

“I think he’d be a great candidate,” Sorbo said of Jindal. “I like the fact that he’s a strong-valued man and he speaks his mind, we need that. I just agree with what he said the other day that the Republican Party needs to find a spine.”

Actually, Sorbo said he might support Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin as well. I imagine he’s waiting to see which one can act dumber over the next few months to give a final endorsement. Now I’ll be on pins and needles waiting to hear which candidate is endorsed by the guy who played the goofy neighbor on Home Improvement.

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  • dmcclean

    Of course, in the original draft, it said something more like:

    The actor, who became famous for the Hercules television series in the mid-90s, fml why the fuck do i have to write this stupid bullshit, i studied journalism so I could make a difference in the world and now I just have a ton of student loans and an assignment about kevin fucking sorbo, hopefully i can get the headline guys to stick it to him for hercules in the headline too…

  • Reginald Selkirk

    You forgot to mention Sorbo’s outstanding performance in the cinematic classic God’s Not Dead, which was miraculously overlooked by Oscar voters.

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    @ Reginald Selkirk

    Satan controls the Academy. I thought you knew!

  • eamick

    Now I’ll be on pins and needles waiting to hear which candidate is endorsed by the guy who played the goofy neighbor on Home Improvement.

    I hope you have a medium on speed dial—he died in 2003.

  • Samuel Vimes

    @ ArtK

    Satan or the Jews do, I forget which. Or possibly to Jindal & friends, they’re the same thing.

  • Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden

    @eamick:

    After which he converted to mormonism, so he’ll definitely go for Romney. Again.

    ….

    As for Sorbo, I can see why he’d be a plum: his best work was less than 4 decades ago. That’s an incredible leg up on most of the others….

  • thompjs

    Has he got Victoria Jackson’s?

    Perhaps her name should be used as the category name of Has-Been Endorsements?

  • eric

    Hilary clearly needs to get Lucy Lawless on board now.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Ed, your pissing on minor celebrities never gets old, but the neighbour on Home Improvement wasn’t particularly goofy and the actor died in 2003, but I’m sure he’ll get right on with endorsing someone.

  • wesleyelsberry

    It would be a welcome change to have candidates announce that a dead celebrity told them to run. “Earl Hindman said in my dream that I ought to run for President,” would say so much more about the quality of the candidate, don’t you think?

  • theguy

    “the Republican Party needs to find a spine”

    What, they don’t hate and attack enough people already?

  • Rick Pikul

    @Tabby Lavalamp, @eamick

    OTOH: Tim Allen, (who played the wacky one in that pair of neighbours), is still quite alive.

  • jnorris

    I’m waiting for Kirk Cameron to announce his endorsement.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    jnorris, don’t you first want to hear who Glenn Beck predicts Kirk Cameron will endorse?

  • dingojack

    theguy (#11) — “A shiver, looking for a spine to run up” – P. J. Keating on Dr J. Hewson.

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    But who’ll Dustin Diamond endorse? That’s the $64,000 question.

    @@ Dingo

  • Broken Things

    They’ve got a spine, it’s just there isn’t anything sitting on top of it.