Welcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Kyle Kinane, a stand-up stand-up (get it??) whose one-hour special Whiskey Icarus premieres on Comedy Central on November 24 at 11pm ET. You've also seen him on Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand Up-Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and Live at Gotham. You've heard him on some of the best podcasts in the biz, including "Doug Loves Movies," "The Nerdist," "The Adam Carolla Show" and "Stop Podcasting Yourself." And, of course, you've watched him host the election-season web series about America's craziest political ads, 30 Seconds Over Washington. There is literally no reason not to follow him on Twitter: @kylekinane.
What's your earliest political memory?
I met Ronald Reagan at a Republican rally in 1984. I was eight years old. I didn't know any better.
What do you think of people who don't vote?
It's sad that we have to resort to voting defensively. Vote. Write in your own name. Let your displeasure with the current two party system be known.
If you could meet any political figure, living or dead, who would it be?
Aaron Burr. He won a duel. Sit with me, Aaron, and fill me in on how that feels.
You're trapped in an elevator with the president. Strangely enough, you also have a superpower: the ability to make him do one thing of your choosing. What would you have him do?
Am I supposed to say something about health care?
Have you ever supported a candidate, issue or campaign and regretted it later?
I don't regret my choices, but I think people set themselves up for disappointment when they deify candidates.
If you ran for office, what would your campaign slogan be?
"It could be worse." Or, "Hey, I'll give it a shot."
Who do you follow on Twitter for politics news?
Fill in the blank: Washington, D.C. is __________________.
…the same as Hollywood, except the shadiest, climbing, power-and-money hungry sociopaths get to make laws instead of movies.
Who's the sleaziest person in politics?
Who's the sexiest person in politics?
Tell us a joke.
This next election will fix everything and people will overcome their differences for the common good of the nation. People will begin to trust science while allowing religion to be a strictly personal matter, and empathy for all humankind, whether rich or poor, will lift the country into its most prosperous era.
Previously: Andy Kindler
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