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FOX to Air Presidential Election; Celebrity Edition

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(SNN) Delbert Einstein, FOX network’s Vice-President of Wacky Ideas That Just Might Work, has unveiled a new show for 2016; Presidential Election; Celebrity Edition. This new reality show will be a sort of popularity contest while celebrities, both the revered and the ridiculed, go through a grueling process that mirrors the actual election but doesn’t actually deal with important issues substantively.

“The idea is to siphon off the less serious candidates who are only looking to boost their public profile while accruing money they needn’t account for to anyone,” explained Einstein. “The worry is that people might forget about the actual, more serious process, altogether. This is a nation where more people vote for their favourite celebrity on “Dancing With the Stars” than vote in state and federal elections.”

“The problem is that people have reached such a level of apathy for politics; we have to inject some entertainment value into it or lose all but the most dedicated citizens’ interest,” said political analyst Cam Payne.  “Celebrity electioneering will do just that.  This is a big island they are voting candidates off and the stakes are huge. Apparently, according to industry insiders, the winner gets to become ‘Celebrity President of the United States’ for four years and be quoted about the job the actual president is doing quite often, even by reputable media companies, sometimes.”

Although no one has announced their intention to run for this prestigious position, Washington is abuzz with rumors and theories with names  being whispered that include, Caitlyn Jenner, Oprah Winfrey, Jesse Ventura, Neil Young, Daryl Hannah, everyone associated with Sarah Palin’s family and of course, the man who would be instant front-runner; Donald Trump.

“Of course, none of these contestants, I mean, candidates would be taken all that seriously,” admitted Einstein, “but it is amazing how much influence celebrities have politically, despite having no more or less political savvy than the average person. Have you heard some of them on the talk shows?”

Other networks were contacted for a response but they all refused although one executive did suggest the concept sounded crazy and that everyone in the industry knows Einstein is no Einstein.

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