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Linda McMahon, from co-founder of the WWE to U.S. Senate candidate……

Making her move: McMahon jokes with supporter Sabrina Janco at a gathering in Harwinton, Conn., last week. McMahon says she's willing to spend $50 million of her own money on the campaign.

The move from entertainment to the Congress isn’t to much of a stretch…he’s another example…..

Melissa Russell, a Republican voter in a silk American-flag scarf, interrupted her chat with U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon at the Fairview Farms Golf Club here earlier this month to bring up an old acquaintance.

“On a side note,” said Russell, 41, “when I was in high school, I met Sergeant Slaughter. He came out of a camouflage limo!”

McMahon dipped her head back and laughed. Sgt. Slaughter, the ’80s-era professional wrestling character, was known for dressing in fatigues and applying the “cobra clutch” hold on his Iranian archenemy, the Iron Sheik. He also wrestled for McMahon, whose entire business experience — her sole qualification for public office — has been built on the broad backs of muscle-men and -women in spandex.

A co-founder with her husband of the wildly successful World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), McMahon is willing to spend up to $50 million to fill the Senate seat opened by Chris Dodd’s retirement. First she has to get by former congressman Rob Simmons in the Republican primary, then the heavily favored Democratic state attorney general, Richard Blumenthal.

“I am an outsider,” McMahon, 61, said in an interview. “What I hear over and over and over again is, ‘We want somebody with real-life business experience.’ ”

“Real” is not the first word that leaps to mind when one thinks of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Koko B. Ware leaping off the top rope, or other grown men pretending to clothesline, body-slam and “suplex” the living daylights out of each other. And yet the roughly billion-dollar enterprise McMahon and her husband, Vince, built from scratch is very real, as is the WWE’s enduring popularity. “It’s the longest running weekly episodic program on television, longer than ‘Lassie’ or ‘Gunsmoke,’ ” she said.

McMahon, a remarkably polished and poised first-time candidate, is ready to embrace the serious success of the company and even the aura of scrappiness it lends her.

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

I always knew Kate was smarter than John…..She’s working…and he’s about broke….

John Gosselin has had a judge cut off his money because he did public appearances, and tried to work elsewhere, while he had a exclusive contract with the  TLC Channel, it seems…….they have sue and got a judgement against John since he didn’t show up in court…….He now can’t make any money untill he comes to terms with TLC……this is not about the kids being on TV, since no judge would touch that with ten foot pole (they are kids)……

Mean while Kate is out there working and I guess providing money for the kids……

I told you early on…while we all thought she was bossy (I certainly did)……

The fact is John is having a hard time taking care of himself……..

Maybe Kate was right to be leading him around all the time……

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

I always knew Kate was smarter than John…..She's working…and he's about broke….

John Gosselin has had a judge cut off his money because he did public appearances, and tried to work elsewhere, while he had a exclusive contract with the  TLC Channel, it seems…….they have sue and got a judgement against John since he didn’t show up in court…….He now can’t make any money untill he comes to terms with TLC……this is not about the kids being on TV, since no judge would touch that with ten foot pole (they are kids)……

Mean while Kate is out there working and I guess providing money for the kids……

I told you early on…while we all thought she was bossy (I certainly did)……

The fact is John is having a hard time taking care of himself……..

Maybe Kate was right to be leading him around all the time……

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Media, Men, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Adam Lambert……

What can I say?….the hype is at the max….shocking makes headlines…..

November 29, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Media, Men | , , | Leave a comment

In light of Roman Polanski…is it fair?

I ask the question…do sports figures, entertainment personalities, rich people and big name politicians get fair treatment when they do wrong?…Or do they get a pass?

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Law, Politics, Sports | , , , | Leave a comment