Posted at 8:00 AM Jul 29, 2009
By Geoff George
Alright, I'm goin' sci-fi for the second week in a row, but instead of grabbing a character who thrives on muscle and sweat (of which there are plenty: Ripley from Alien, Alice from Resident Evil, Ana Lucia from Lost ... ), I thought, who's a woman who survives on stately conduct, politics and occasional intrigue?
Enter Battlestar Galactica's Laura Roslin: accidental president of the human race following the Cylon (robot) attack on the Twelve Colonies; foil to Commander Adama's initially foolhardy militaristic plans, then later his greatest ally; a breast cancer fighter, then survivor, then fighter again; a leader, a teacher, a speaker, a hard-nosed decision maker. In all seriousness, if humans ever create robots who become sentient, then leave, then descend from the skies years later to ask for our surrender, I say we nominate actress Mary McDonnell as benevolent ruler of the planet and just make her stay in character.
Plus, she'd be able to unite the people better than anyone else. Liberals would support her stance on children's education, legalized abortion and fair trials for all, and conservatives would support her stance on sending Cylons out the frakkin' airlock whenever she damn well pleases.
Forget Clinton. Really forget Palin. Roslin in 2012?