HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Bowing Out (Not Blending In)

Posted January 6, 2012 at 11:34am

Whether it’s wishful drinking or hyper-progressive thinking, whoever is campaigning for drag queen RuPaul for president can take their ball(s) and go home.

The outspoken entertainer has no interest in glamming up the Oval Office. That’s why he’s hightailing it up to New Hampshire to set the record straight: “I am not Ron Paul, and I am not running for president of the United States.”

RuPaul, whose gender-bending reality show, “RuPaul Drag Race,” just happens to be kicking off its fourth season Jan. 30 on Logo, will clear the air about any confusion between himself and the Texas Republican Congressman who finished third in the latest Iowa caucuses during an anti-campaign stop Saturday morning in Manchester, N.H. Manchester is the site of the next televised debate for the remaining Republican presidential hopefuls.

Here’s a cheat sheet for casual observers:

RuPaul’s filmography includes such romps as the big-screen “Brady Bunch” reboots, “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar,” “But I’m a Cheerleader” and something called “Starrbooty.”

Paul has had less commercial success, appearing in a string of downer documentaries: “An Inconvenient Tax,” “Corporate Fascism: The Destruction of America’s Middle Class” and the (perhaps) prescient “Mile High: How to Win … and Lose … the White House.” Perhaps his biggest star turn was rebuffing Sacha Baron Cohen’s amorous advances in the mockumentary “Bruno.”

Though clearly not interested in joining any ticket, RuPaul does, at least, appear to admire the Founding Fathers.

“Let us not forget that this great nation was founded by a bunch of men wearing wigs,” he stated in a release.