Do musicians make good politicians?

0 Posted by - February 15, 2011 - Blog, Sound

Starting at 11am Pacific today, CBC Radio 3 host Tariq Hussain is asking his listeners “Do musicians make good politicians?”

“There’s still much talk about The Arcade Fire’s win at the Grammy’s,” says Tariq on his CBC blog post. “So, what’s next for Win Butler? Running for political office? Well, maybe in ten years. It’s not beyond the imagination — Butler’s been vocal, political. He took a firm stance for Haiti earthquake relief last year. And speaking of Haiti, remember when Wyclef Jean declared his intentions to run for office?”

CBC Radio 3 streams live online, so you can tune in, enjoy great Canadian music, and partake in the convo even if you’re outside of Canada!

In your opinion, and more generally, do artists make good politicians? Would you trust them to be your mayer, governor, Member of Parliament?

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