Normally, when the world witnesses a politician suggesting that they’ll run for political office, we begin to cringe. This isn’t an ideal situation whatsoever, as a great many who’ve lived the gilded life of privilege and fame have no real business making decisions for the rest of us. This stereotype certainly isn’t helped by the fact that a vast majority of celebrities find themselves on the left side of the aisle, and those who don’t have been routinely admonished by any number of social media platforms.
But, every now and again, someone comes along whose political aspirations are at least intriguing. This week, that sort of story is coming to us from Texas.
Matthew McConaughey told Jimmy Fallon that he thinks taking political office is an honorable thing to do.
McConaughey’s statement comes 10 days after the 51-year-old actor confirmed to The Balanced Voice Podcast that he has thought of running for governor in Texas.
“Well, it’s come up a lot lately. And I’m gonna say to you now the same thing I’ve been saying, which is true. It’s not a dodge. And when I say it’s something I’m giving consideration, absolutely,” McConaughey told Fallon Friday on The Tonight Show. “What an honorable thing to even be able to consider. But that’s no further than that right now, sir.”
The possibility of McConaughey running for governor has been suggested for some time, and the actor has yet to tamp down such suspicions.
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