Well, it's finally happened. The great reality televison/politics singularity has arrived. White House "gatecrasher" and Real Housewives of DC star Tareq Salahi is running for governor in Virginia.
According to an exclusive report by TMZ…
Salahi — whose estranged wife left him back in September to bang the guitarist from Journey — tells TMZ, he wants to formally announce his candidacy for VA Governor in the upcoming election.
Salahi says he wants to use his extensive life experience as a vineyard owner and reality TV famewhore to change how things are run in his home state.
Salahi tells us, "I am troubled to see how our current political figureheads continue to waste tax payer dollars! I'm a big believer in limited government, keeping taxes, regulation and litigation low, and if I do win, everyone is invited to crash the inauguration!"
Yeah, the federal government spends way too much money on frivolous things, like health care, education and preventing crazy people from crashing White House parties.
Salahi leaked the story to TMZ, though he probably should have chosen a more esteemed political news source, like US Weekly or People.
Despite the stigma attached to being on a trashy reality show, a guy like this just might be a natural fit for Beltway politics. All those vapid, fame-hungry narcissists would mix well with the stars of reality television.
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