Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is one of the most multi-taskingest (yes, that is a word) celebrities out there. He sings. He acts (kind of). He wrestles. He does that cartoonish yet impossibly sexy eyebrow thing. He has been the subject of a celebrity death rumor (that I totally fell for). Now, the Rock is hinting that he'd like add to one more title to his resume: President of the United States, provided the people of America can, indeed, smell what the Rock is cooking (which, come to think of it, is a catchphrase that should almost certainly be used in Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign, but that's neither nor there).
In an interview with Moviefone this Tuesday, promoting his upcoming 3D family adventure, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Johnson was asked how he knew about Osama bin Laden's death hours before the media reported on his passing, as evidenced by a mysterious tweet from earlier that day reading, "Just got word that will shock the world… PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN." In response, Johnson said, "I got my sources. I got friends in high places and low places. I knew the President was going to give his speech; I thought he was gonna give it at a certain time and so I thought, 'I think it's appropriate if I tweet "I'm damn proud to be an American" without giving away too much information.'"
The Rock then went on to add, "Right now the best way that I can impact the world is through entertainment. One day, and that day will come, I can impact the world through politics. The great news is that I am American, therefore I can become President. But don't forget: I am G.I. Joe."
…Okay, G.I. Joe reference aside, do you hear that, you guys? He said he's going to be President one day, "and that day will come." That is by far the most wonderful threat from a hulking, muscle-bound, six-foot-five individual that I have ever received. The man would be the hottest POTUS since Franklin Pierce, and more bad-ass than Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt combined; also, he was in Tooth Fairy, so he has encountered at least as many trials and tribulations as Lincoln did when he was trying to preserve the Union.
But perhaps I am wrong. Perhaps the Rock wouldn't make a great President. If that's the case, however, who would you suggest instead? John Cena? Mr. Fruity Pebbles? Please.