Nancy Pelosi to Appear on 30 Rock Series Finale
For two years now, there hasn't been a more consistent platform for satire than Congress -- what with "legitimate rape," a budget committee chairman who lies about his marathon time, legislation protecting the words "Under God" in the pledge, and a feeble orange-skinned ring leader named Boehner.
30 Rock is funny, but not quite as funny as the House of Representatives.
With all that experience under her belt, our very own Congresswoman Nancy Pelolsi must be ready to make the jump from C-Span to prime time. On Jan. 31, she'll appear on the series finale of 30 Rock -- it will be the House Minority Leader's scripted television debut.
Pelosi, who has represented San Francisco for 25 years, is certainly no stranger to camera lights, nor acting itself. She's a staple on Sunday morning political shows. She's made the late-night talk show rounds, and she was even once a guest judge on Top Chef.
But, so far, the only scripts she's read from have been the ones written by the Democratic National Committee.
According to the Washington Post:
[Pelosi] decided the time was right to branch out, because, "I would do almost anything Tina Fey asks me to do."
"I'm flattered that they asked me to make a cameo in the series finale. I had a lot of fun," Pelosi added.
Michael Bloomberg, Condoleeza Rice, and Al Gore have all graced 30 Rock, but Pelosi's appearance may bring the most political conflict. Jack Donaghy, the stuffy television executive played by Alec Baldwin, is a hearty conservative who once worked in the George W. Bush Administration and once showered with Greta Van Sustren. His taxes will be going up, thanks to Pelosi and her liberal cronies.
Donaghy himself wouldn't appreciate Pelosi showing up on his program. Just the Democratic propaganda machine known as "mainstream television" doing what it always does, he must think.
"Darn liberal media," he once said. "That's why I always get my news from Dick Cheney's website, Dicknews.com."