Linda McMahon, the chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment has stepped down to run for the U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut, the WWE has just announced.
Mrs. McMahon, a Republican, has announced her candidacy, and her husband, Vince McMahon, will perform her CEO duties in addition to his duties as chairman of WWE.
A wrestling executive as a U.S. senator? Well, if Jesse “The Body” Ventura can be governor of Minnesota …
I just hope that Mrs. McMahon doesn’t run for office with The Undertaker. It wouldn’t help the health care debate.
Maybe the incumbent — Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd — will get some help from Triple H or the Edge. Or maybe even Countrywide.
Having a wrestling executive in the Senate could make things in both areas more lively. The “body slam” could be renamed “the filibuster,” and a cloture vote could be held in a steel cage match. Sweet!