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ObamaNation: George Lopez Campaigns To Be Barack’s Vice President

George Lopez has “been out there with Barack Obama trying to get voters to register and vote” for selfish reasons, the comedic actor said on the The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.

“He hasn’t nominated a Vice President yet,” Lopez, who is starring as a priest investigating miracles in Henry Poole Is Here with Luke Wilson, said. “I would bring (to the Vice Presidency) not only the Nick at Nite audience and great salsa music, I would make Carlos Santana Secretary of State.”

The groundbreaking comedian, who was the first Latino to lead a TV series successfully (besides Desi Arnaz of I Love Lucy), also made Time magazine’s 25 Most Influential Hispanics list.

“I put that list together…I’m going to come clean right now,” he said. “I admire Jenifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas, who were named. Erik Estrada should have been on there!” he joked. “I would have put him somewhere in the high 80’s.”


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Stephen Colbert Calls Barack Obama “The Man” in Esquire

Stephen Colbert appears on the August cover of Esquire, in which he discusses the nation’s latest crisis: white men becoming “completely marginalized” as Barack Obama dominates the political landscape as “The Man.”

The hysterical host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report says white men are a “rainbow of diversity–from beige to bone to ivory to taupe to eggshell,” and the “greatest victimization of all” is “being robbed of your ability to be a victim.”

“Barack Obama’s presidential campaign presents a historic opportunity, not just for one black men to become president,” Colbert says, “but for all white men to feel powerless. It’s our turn.”

Here are some highlights from the “Struggle of White Men in America,” according to the boxer-clad cover guy:

  • Calling John McCain the “Great Pale Hope,” Colbert says he’s their “ghostly white beacon.”
  • In reference to the White House: “A separate house for Whites?! What year is this? C’mon!”
  • “In the 1980s, white men were forced to wear effeminate pastel blazers [on Miami Vice] while black men got all the cool sweaters [on The Cosby Show].”
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