TOM SELLECK – A TRUE PATRIOT
The second coming of Ronald Reagan may appear in the most unlikely person, but then again, maybe Tom Selleck is not “unlikely” at all. We need to rebuild the GOP. I think Magnum P. I. would be the perfect (sigh) image (sigh) for a reinvigorated Republican Party!
Did you catch the cast of my 2nd All-Time Favorite TV Show (Trek Classic being the first) on the TV Land Awards? While I found the anti-GWB and Palin remarks highly offensive, Tom Selleck came through proving why he is a true Patriot, and a very class act.
I was left with one burning question: Is Tom Selleck considering a run for Governor of California as a Republican? Of course he would not be ideologically pure, but he’s a heck of a lot better to look at than conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity!
During the TV Land Awards, Selleck read a poem about Vietnam, but then again, he’s now the Spokesman of the Vietnam Memorial’s Education Center.
“…But the women in attendance were a bit more interested in Selleck. As we reported last week, the Memorial Fund applauded “Magnum P.I.’s” representation of veterans in civilian life, and his past service in the California Army National Guard made him a qualified representative. While not posing for pictures, Selleck spoke of the “great honor” he felt to have been selected and how he is so “proud to be a part of this.” He kept his remarks short, quoting John Wayne (“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life”), and ending with a poem so on the mark that organizers said afterwards it “should be on a loudspeaker as people leave the center.”…”
Selleck, a former member of the CA Army National Guard, appears to be on the cusp of a possible political career.
“…Actor Tom Selleck, known for his work in the TV show Magnum, P.I. during the 1980s, is the project’s new spokesman. He served in the California National Guard during the Vietnam era.
“Across the street from here is a wall with more than 58,000 names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War,” Selleck told the 100 or so people attending the ceremony.
He said the Vietnam War taught the American people to separate how they feel about the troops from how they feel about the war “That black granite wall taught us a lesson as well,” he added, “that we must never forget those who fell.” Selleck said the new center “will take us from thinking about the 58,000 as a group to thinking of them as individuals.”
“I would like to say to all those who served and sacrificed in Vietnam and in all of America’s wars, thank you for your service and welcome home,” he concluded….”