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Top 10 Political Cameos

Top 10 Political Cameos
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Everyone loves a good cameo. A familiar face drops into a show or movie for a minute or two, for no more reason than because they can. They say something funny, they leave, everyone has a good laugh.

For politicians, cameos are perfect — a way to connect with the public outside of the usual campaign. It’s no surprise they take advantage of the opportunity. Indeed, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is due to make one on the season finale of “30 Rock.”

Yes, politicians have made plenty of cameo appearances over the years. Here’s a look at the ten best.

10. Richard Nixon, “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”

Richard Nixon’s 4-second appearance on “Laugh-In” was a truly brilliant move for the future unindicted co-conspirator. “Laugh-In” was aimed squarely at the Boomers — a wet kiss to the hippies. To say this was not Nixon’s demographic is an enormous understatement. Nevertheless, Nixon’s spin on the show’s catchphrase  – “Sock it to me?” — was not just smart politically, it was objectively funny. Nixon would go on to be one of America’s worst presidents, but at least for a few seconds, he entertained the nation.

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1:37AM PST on Jan 25, 2013

Thanks,,,,

9:17PM PST on Jan 18, 2013

Huh? What? I remember the 90s and I'm pretty sure Murphy Brown's baby would have been all grown up by then!

10:34AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Excellent. Thanks

7:03AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

thanks.

6:08AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Thanks for ...

4:08AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Thanks for all the information.

10:35PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

I really liked Jesse Jackson's reading of Green Eggs and Ham. Very funny.

This entire article is refreshing from the usual gloom and doom(not that I am uniterested, I am very-but not in a morbid way, only in a caring way).

10:33PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Well Nixon sure did get the "Sock it to me!" but too bad it was only his resignation and not incarceration. I liked Jesse Jackson's rendition of Green Eggs and Ham. Very Good. The rest I could do without.

10:18PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

Thanks.

8:42PM PST on Jan 13, 2013

thanks for the share!

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