Will Smith Might Have to Run for Office, Says Will Smith

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Actor, rapper, and TED talks enthusiast Will Smith has earned a reputation for his very public thirst for knowledge, repeatedly insisting in his interviews that he is smart and intellectually curious.

Smart, curious men, Smith likely feels, go into politics. So that is what Smith is going to do.

“I’m a climber, so if I see a mountain, I have to climb it. I’m not a camper; I don’t like hanging in one place too long,” he said in a lengthy interview with the Hollywood Reporter, perhaps failing to grasp what camping entails.


“So I think, at this point, I’m elevating my ability to be useful in the world. I think that that’s what my grandmother always hoped, that I would make myself useful to people in this lifetime. I’m working really hard and my storytelling is elevating, my ability to be eloquent with my body and with my voice and to deliver ideas as an actor is elevating,” he continued.

“And, you know, as I look at the political landscape, I think that there might be a future out there for me. They might need me out there. This is the first year that I’ve been incensed to a level that I can’t sleep, you know? So I’m feeling that at some point, in the near future, I will have to lend my voice to the conversation in a somewhat different way.”

Wow! So, I was just thinking and I came up with some singles his campaign might consider releasing to promote his bid:

“Black Suits Comin’ for the White House”

“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit Electoral Politics”

“Political Party Starter”

“Wild Wild NorthWest D.C.”

“Washington” (like Miami, get it)

I don’t know, I’m just here to help.

Contact the author at joanna@jezebel.com.

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Feminist Kittenjoy [is back after a long hiatus]

“Smart, curious men, Smith likely feels, go into politics.”

This shit frustrates me. Is that all that’s required to govern effectively? Be male and intelligent? I’ve had my fill lately of dudes seeking leadership roles just because they’ve got name recognition and a self-proclaimed IQ.