Battlestar Galactica Ticket?
Googling to figure out who Brea Grant, who plays the new fast chick on Heroes, is, I stumbled across this photo montage on her blog about how much John McCain looks like Michael Hogal, who plays Colonel Tigh on BSG, under the heading “But how will he fight cylons AND run for president AND fix the economy at the same time?”
The discussion in the comments section traces it to a January post from Adam Pieniazek but this is the first I’ve seen it.
Michael Doyle (no relation, so far as I know, to Jerry Doyle of Babylon 5 fame) takes it further, observing a passing similarity between Sarah Palin and Mary McDonnell in her Laura Roslin guise:
Closing the loop, Graeme McMillan finds this on Craigslist:
The parallels continue! McCain is a military man who spent time in a Vietnam prison camp, the character of Col. Tigh is a military man who spent time in a Cylon prison camp. Sarah Palin comes from a family of school teachers, the character of Laura Roslin was school teacher before becoming Secretary of Education (and then later President).
As has been noted here and elsewhere, the better pop culture parallel is between this election and the fictional one the last season of “West Wing.” But this is at least mildly amusing.