My friend Adam Belanoff, who writes wonderfully for The Closer and Major Crimes, has been hocking me for the past couple of weeks to vote for Eric Garcetti in today's mayoral race in Los Angeles. I know the real reason he's doing this -- a while back, he hired Garcetti to play the Los Angeles mayor on his show, and he wants to be able to say, and say honestly, "I made Eric Garcetti the mayor of Los Angeles."
A few minutes ago he sent me the following video by Will Ferrell promoting Eric Garcetti, saying he hoped this would sway me. I wrote back to say that at the very least it swayed me to vote for Will Ferrell.
This is not an endorsement. What this is, is just one of the funniest actor-endorsements I've ever seen. (I would add that it not only speaks well of Ferrell, but for Garcetti to let Ferrell do this his way. That's not a reason to vote for someone for mayor, but it's admirable none-the-less.)
If Wendy Gruel had an equally funny celebrity endorsement, I'd post it, as well. But as far as I know, she doesn't.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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