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Why Doesn’t Harrison Ford Play Presidents Anymore?

I’ve talked before about how reassuring it is to have Harrison Ford as the President of the United States. And I feel like the recent news about casting for the fifth Indiana Jones movie gives me an excuse to do it again!

What I mean by that is that I want to post pictures of my first crush and so I’m going to use this flimsy excuse to do it. I should clarify that Harrison Ford himself, while very impressive with the flying around and only sometimes crashing and the dressing up in ridiculous Halloween costumes while still being a curmudgeon and all that, would probably not be as great a president as President James Marshall in Air Force One.

BUT. His characters would, collectively, rock it.

He cleans up nice.

He’s good in a crisis.

Oh, I mean, most of the time!

He’s smart.

He pushes people to do their best.

He’s handy.

He gives the people what they want.

Did I mention he cleans up nice?

And he already knows how to play a president, so he’s halfway there!

Okay, a quarter of the way. Whatever, he’s taken a single step in that direction. Listen, if naked bongo drums dude Matthew McConaughey can be a governor, Harrison Ford can damn well be president.

Air Force One

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Hanover Street

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Laura J. Burns writes books, writes for TV, and sometimes writes TV based on books and books based on TV. She's the managing editor of The Gist.

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