Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays - Authors I would like to see as President of the United States

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  Please check out her blog for rules and to join in.  This week is a freebie so I thought it would be fitting to list the Top Ten authors I would like to see as President of the United States.  There are a lot of authors that aren't on this list, but not because I would't want to see them in The White House, but only because I don't think they'd want the job at all!

1. Charles de Lint.  If you've read any of his books, you would know that Mr. de Lint is very Zen.  I think he would be a calm president and make sensible decisions.  Then he and his wife Marianne would give a free concert on The White House lawn.

2. Judy Blume.  Come on, she's dealt with every issue under the sun.  You think she couldn't fix our economy?

3. Clive Barker.  Just to shake things up a little.

4. Neil Gaiman.  So what if he wasn't born here!  I think the U.S. would have the highest literacy rate in the world if he was in office.

5. J.K. Rowling.  Another Brit, but anyone who envisioned the epic world of Harry Potter and defeated the evil Voldemort would have the imagination to think outside of the box and lead this country into a bright future.

6. Maureen Johnson.  I'm ashamed to admit that I've only read one of her books, but I've seen her speak several times and all of you who follow her on Twitter,  I don't need any more reasons do I?  She knows what she's talking about! Her quotes and sound bites alone would reinvigorate the newspaper business.  Plus, she would call out anyone who pissed her off.  Trust me I've seen her do it.

7. Gillian Flynn.  She understands human nature and the deep darkness behind people's behavior.  I think The Oval Office staff would just shape up.  There would be no shenanigans in Ms. Flynn's term.

8. Toni Morrison.  Bam!

9.  Jackie Collins.  Just for some drama.

10. Stephen King.  Of course.  Did you think he wouldn't make this list?  I think he would be a very private President and would walk around The White House in a robe and slippers.  He would make naysayers villains in his books and they would get their comeuppance.  Joe Hill would be the Vice President and I think he would be the one to talk at Press Conferences.  He would somehow solve our tax issues with comics and Star Wars.

Honorable mention since he is no longer with us: Dr. Seuss.

Photos from Wikimedia Commons. 


Julie@My5monkeys said...

Great list and I vote for them too :)

Jamie said...

Love this! I'd totes vote for all these. I'd add John Green to this list!

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I would vote for Judy Bloom and Stephen King! I think that ticket would be a winner for me :)

Unknown said...

LOL! Awesome :)

Karen said...

hehe That's an awesome list! I would add John Green. I haven't read his books but l have seen him speak & follow him on Twitter. He's informed, fair, respectful and motivational.

I just saw that Jamie picked him too!

You should pick VP's too. You could have some interesting combinations lol

Cayce said...

Great topic!!!
I'd vote for Neil Gaiman and Stephen King! I don't care that NG wasn't born in the U.S., I wasn't either. In fact I'm not even living there. XD So no real voting for me~


Midnyte Reader said...

I love the Stephen King and Judy Blume ticket. What could be better than that? I actually thought of John Green and I agree with all those qualities. Just didn't put him on my list. I think the possibilities of Presidents with VP's would be hilarious.

Tabatha Carlson said...

That is an awesome list of authors and yes, they would all be fabulous!

Smash Attack Ash said...

Clive Barker FTW!

Liz said...

Neil Gaiman, Rowling, and MJ would all be great choices. I love it. Maybe the book blogging community needs to hold a mock election!

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

Amazing list! I'd also include George R.R. Martin, because he understands that politics haven't really changed all that much since medieval times.

fakesteph said...

LOVE this topic and I would totally vote for Maureen Johnson.

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