Kim Kardashian and the word Mayor in the same sentence without talk of a scandal? Yep! When I first read about the possibility of the famous reality TV star going into politics I could only think about how strange that sounds. Isn’t politics a hard job? Doesn’t it take some talent? I mean, you never hear about any of these celebrities wanting to become a rocket scientist or chemical engineer. Apparently all you need to be a politician is rich and popular. What is the appeal of that job for these folks that have had nothing but the most glamorous of lives? Do they really think that they can be an asset to the city (or state)?
In an unaired clip from the second season of “Khloe & Lamar,” Kim reveals her political aspirations to her sister Khloe while they are driving around Dallas and pass the Ross Perot Museum.
“I decided I’m going to run for the mayor of Glendale,” Kim said, adding that a friend is going to head her campaign. “It’s going to be in, like, five years. So I have to buy a house. Noelle and I are looking into all the requirements.”
Why Glendale, you may ask? “Because it’s, like, Armenian town,” she explained.
I can see it now. Tourism goes up like gangbusters in Glendale. Kim’s clothing line (or fragrance or something) adds a store to Glendale, and her empire continues to grow. Is becoming a politician a brilliant way to become even more rich and famous? Perhaps her publicists might argue this. Of course that wouldn’t be what Kim says. Her line would be something to the fact that she was doing it for all the right reasons—just like her (cough) marriage to Kris Humphries.
While Kim is likely just speaking of this to spread rumors around the internet and keep her name in the news (she is good at that), with other celebrities in the past that have gone into politics, one can only wonder how serious of an aspiration it is. Former “Real World: Boston” cast member Sean Duffy is now the U.S. representative for Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District, actor Clint Eastwood was the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif., from 1986 to 1988, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California from 2003 to 2011. Perhaps some of these famous people had real, substantial reasons for going into politics—but Kim Kardashian?
If Kim does run for mayor, I would hope Kris Humphries also runs and then beats her, just so he can finally get some satisfaction in terms of his relationship with her. At least it would make for some really crazy debates? I don’t know, I bet that if she really wanted it, she could easily make it happen, with all that money and with whatever connections she has, she could probably do almost anything—except become a rocket scientist.