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Eddie Izzard: Cross-dresser, Traveler... politician?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 21st 2008 10:43AM
Eddie IzzardI guess in a world where a wrestler and an action hero can both be a governors, anything is possible. Eddie Izzard, cross-dressing stand-up comedian who's currently playing Traveler Wayne Malloy on The Riches, is thinking that in ten years or so, he might want to go into politics. Yes, you heard me.

In an interview with Newsweek.com, Izzard feels that he might want to participate in European Union politics. What's his big issue? "People are very worried about sovereignty and the loss of sovereignty. I think the stakes are if we don't make the European Union work, then the world is screwed. End of story."

He supports a type of governing known as subsidiarity, which is a Catholic principle that states "that nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization," according to the Acton Institute. Hm. So that means that he wants to work within the European Union to ensure that it has less power? Am I right there?

Anyway, I'm not sure that we need to take this too seriously just yet. Izzard is too busy acting -- in the article, he also discusses filming Valkyrie with Tom Cruise -- and doing stand-up. In fact, he'll be out on tour with a new stand-up set, in which he'll be in "blokey mode," meaning the most he'll be wearing is a little eyeliner, "but less than Keith Richards wears."

Oh, and if you're a Wikipedia fan, you're in luck; that seems to be the major source of Izzard's stand-up act. So, even if some of the stuff he says isn't quite right, at least it'll be funny.

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Eddie is the MAN!!

And, I could totally see him in politics. He's funny, witty, and he's got the con-man down in The Riches, and let's face it...politics is the biggest con-game around...even in the EU!!

April 22 2008 at 10:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I adore Eddie Izzard and if people can vote for the Arnold and the Wrestling Mayor then I say hear hear to my random TV politio [ yes, I realize I can not vote for him as an American citizen but who is judging my geopolitical awareness, you?]

April 21 2008 at 5:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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