Skip to main content

OK, this has absolutely zero relevance to any serious political discussion.

It's only related to the 2012 election in the most peripheral of ways...namely, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm's rousing DNC speech last week:

It isn't serious. It isn't particularly topical.

It is, however, a whole lot of fun:

The buzz surrounding former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm about her enthusiastic speech to the Democratic National Convention may shift this week as a long-lost copy of her 1978 appearance on “The Dating Game” surfaced on YouTube.

“Let’s give a hand for the cute and curvaceous Jennifer Granholm,” the show’s host, Jim Lange says as a 19-year-old Granholm, complete with big, blonde, Farrah Fawcett-like hair comes on stage to meet her three bachelors.

Fear not: Granholm got a hoot out of seeing herself (well, her hair, can barely make her face out from under that mop):

Granholm took the sudden Internet attention in good humor. Her former spokeswoman Liz Boyd sent her a link to the clip. After watching it, Granholm said: “I’m still laughing so hard my stomach still hurts.”
For the record, I like Granholm a lot, although I honestly thought she seemed more comfortable/effective as Michigan Attorney General than she ever did as Governor. She did her best under horrible circumstances. I actually met her once--she invited about 20 Michigan-based progressive political bloggers to a "coffee w/the governor" thing at the Governor's Mansion back in 2006, and was incredibly cordial and down to earth. She even took my coat and hung it up for me herself!

Anyway, I just figured we could all use a bit of comic relief in the midst of the political trench warfare going on.

(OK, break's over...back to your stations, everyone!)

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site