WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the drumbeat continues to crescendo for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Democratic leaders in the Senate have come forward with their choice to replace Gonzales.
Former actor Cheech Marin said he is ready and willing to take over the post, if called by his country to do so.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NE) cited Marin's Hispanic heritage as an important reason for his support.
"How many famous Hispanic people can most Americans really name?" Reid reasoned. "We think Cheech will look similar enough in the office; I am certain that no one in the White House will notice the difference."
Marin, who starred in numerous "Cheech and Chong" movies that contained innumerable drug references, said he does not think his filmography would be a problem. Reid agreed. "Most Americans who saw those movies love him," he said. "Plus, the man was in Tin Cup, with Kevin Costner. Now that's leadership."