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Alice Cooper to simultaneously stand for UK PM and US President

By | Published on Monday 18 July 2016

Alice Cooper For Prime Minister

Nothing in politics seems weird anymore, to the point that Alice Cooper launching a campaign to simultaneously become Prime Minister of the UK and President of the USA is actually one of the more likely-seeming things to happen in recent weeks.

In fact, although unorthodox, Cooper has gone pretty old school with his campaign by setting out some actual policies. Remember policies? No, me neither. But here are all eight of his:

1. Getting Brian Johnson back in AC/DC
2. A snake in every pot
3. No more pencils, no more books
4. Adding Lemmy to Mt Rushmore
5. Peter Sellers on the £20 note
6. Cupholders required for every airplane seat
7. Ban on talking during movies in movie theatres
8. Ban on taking selfies, except on a designated National Selfie Day

Although I’m not sure about this plan for snakes and pots, it’s certainly the most well thought out and achievable political campaign we’ve seen recently. Also, Cooper doesn’t have to contend with the problem of musicians complaining about him using their music, as he’s just gone ahead and re-recorded his 1972 hit ‘Elected’.

“Alice Cooper is tired of the rhetoric – the mudslinging – the media frenzy”, says a statement announcing the campaign. “Keeping his snake in his cage and the guillotine in storage, he is putting people before career. Alice Cooper wants to be elected. He is asking his fellow Americans, his British friends and all those around the world who are disillusioned with their leaders, to join The Wild Party”.

It adds: “Alice Cooper is tackling the everyday concerns discussed among his fellow woman and man – the ordinary, decent hard working (and rocking) people he meets and entertains every day while performing nearly 100 concerts a year around the world”.

More information (and a free download of the new version of ‘Elected’) at