Politics

Fran Drescher: Senate Seat Should Be Mine

According to New York magazine, "The Nanny" star Fran Drescher wants Hillary Clinton's Senate seat:

Fran Drescher wants to replace Hillary Clinton in the Senate. She says she's qualified. "I've just been given the appointment of U.S. diplomat," she said at a party for Le Cirque: A Table in Heaven at that restaurant on December 3. "My title is public diplomacy envoy for women's health issues, and I just got back from a four-country European tour of duty. I believe next I'll be sent to the Middle East." ... What else makes her a good candidate? "I'm an authentic and honest person," she said. "And I think Capitol Hill needs more of that."

Mediabistro adds that "Drescher has considered her run before but has never quite made the leap." In fact, US News & World Report quotes her voicing her interest way back in 2007:

Her activism began grimly, when she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. ... Along the way, she says she won first lady Laura Bush's help and was rewarded with a nomination to be a special U.S. envoy on women's health issues. Her appointment is stuck in the usual bureaucracy, but she swears there are no skeletons in her closet. "I'm a good girl, I am," she says. Her further political goal: being a New York senator. "If Hillary wins," she tells us of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton, "I want that seat!"