Phasers on stun: George Takei locks on a new political target

Phasers on stun: George Takei locks on a new political target
Mr. Takei gets serious. (Image: Screen grab of MSNBC video, YouTube)

It seems like we were just hearing from George Takei, the Original Sulu, whom LU’s Ben Bowles referred to (we are sorry to say) as a “washed-up actor.”

At the time, Mr. Takei was taking an evidence-free allegation about the Trump administration very seriously, tweeting about it in, well, a most presidential manner:

What we didn’t realize on Tuesday is that Takei planned to dip more than a toe in Trump-era politics.  How much foot, exactly, is he looking to immerse in the whirlpool?

A 1 April story at Daily Buzz suggests an answer:

It appears that famous duo have purchased a ranch-style home in Visalia [CA] for the express purpose: George Takei is running for Congress.

Takei told us over the phone:

Well, I guess the jig is up.

With what is going on now in the country, I couldn’t stand by any longer merely as a citizen. I knew I had to take a bigger stand. So that’s why I’m running for Congress. My hope is to challenge Davin [sic] Nunes for his seat in 2018.

We’re told Devin Nunes (R-CA) offered no comment.

A short time after the Daily Buzz story was posted, Takei tweeted again:

USA Today congratulated him on perpetrating one of their favorite April Fool’s pranks, whereupon Takei tweeted yet again.

So our crack breaking-news squad has tentatively concluded that Takei’s foot is in the drink up to maybe the cuneiform bones.  It looks like we’ll be hearing more from him on the political front, as he boosts Democrats determined to Flip Congress in 2018.

He’s certainly got the tweeting thing down.  What we love: how many different photos there are of him to decorate the tweets with.  Even past-master Barack Obama could take notes.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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