September 14, 2012

Jennifer Granholm on "The Dating Game" in 1978.



She's only 19. Introduced as "curvaceous," she's wearing suspenders.

Via WFB, which includes the famous clip from her DNC speech. The hair is tamed, the chest is conservatively bejacketed, but the wild eyes burn on and on.

58 comments:

Strelnikov said...

Sexy!

rana said...

It is to my everlasting shame that I voted for this women when I was a liberal.

rana said...

pardon me--woman

Strelnikov said...

Rana - She is every woman in the world. etc., etc.

The Crack Emcee said...

Great minds think alike.

Still nothing on the hypocrisy of screaming "bigotry" to defend cults, though, huh?

Oh well - I guess some minds are greater than others,...

shiloh said...

Oh Canada!

Donald Douglas said...

And I'd thought I'd seen it all!

Bob Ellison said...

Cute!

EDH said...

She must be a freak in the bed.

AprilApple said...

ew.

Christopher in MA said...

So that's what a Marilyn Monroe / Pam Dawber / Linda Blair composite would look like.

Fascinating.

Shouting Thomas said...

The convention speech was quite entertaining.

Loony... yes!

But, also entertaining.

I always enjoy watching somebody work a crowd.

Shouting Thomas said...

And, she's 100% ambition!

You gotta love that!

Irene said...

The first that came to mind: "Mork and Mindy."

mojavehicular said...

I thought she'd only jumped the shark after recently spending time in Berkeley, but I now see that she was born that way.

karrde said...

@rana:

Remember when Granholm said "You're going to get blown away" by the increase in business in Michigan?

Were you blown away?

Mr. D said...

So I wonder if she was the person Donald Fagen and Walter Becker had in mind when they wrote "Hey Nineteen."

bagoh20 said...

She holds the twin titles of best looking and worst administration of any governor in history. In other words, stay way from your day job, Honey.

bagoh20 said...

In our war on women, I would like to take her to my Gitmo.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

She's from BC? Thank God. At least she can't be president.

rana said...

Karrde: I wasn't, but my husband was blown away to the tune of 14 months' worth of "funemployment." Yet, Obama is reportedly up by 10 points here. Apparently, the majority of Michiganders are slow on the uptake(I include myself in that opprobrium--it took almost 40 years before I converted to the dark side!).

Tyrone Slothrop said...



bagoh20 said...

She holds the twin titles of best looking and worst administration of any governor in history. In other words, stay way from your day job, Honey



I'll buy worst administration, but as for looks-- meh-- she looks like her face was spray-painted on. I'll take Sarah Palin any day.

prairie wind said...

women's tv??

Ruth Anne Adams said...

That growth on her face keeps moving around.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"In our war on women, I would like to take her to my Gitmo."

I am holding up my mental 'Do my dishes' sign.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

See? Here it is on her right cheek with a smaller one on her left cheek. The one on her chin is moved.

rhhardin said...

The question is whether the suspenders follow a great circle route.

bagoh20 said...

I'm sorry. I get horny on Fridays. I was 19 that year too, and her look is like being there again. I'd be plying her with intoxicants, and music on a blanket in the woods between my Microbiology and Human Sexuality classes if it was 1978. Those two classes had a lot of crossover material.

mccullough said...

I was disappointed she had no camel toe.

chuckR said...

What if she had met Scott Brown back in the day?

bagoh20 said...

I think she's still hot enough to take on a "picnic". Her politics give her that Laugh-In/Goldie Hawn quality, that just makes it better.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"I think she's still hot enough to take on a "picnic"."

A Bill Clinton knee rug burns kind of picnic???

SeanF said...

...she's wearing suspenders.

At least she's not also wearing a belt.

karrde said...

@rana,

I was impressed by Granholm's ability to give a speech. (Not that I liked what she talked about...)

I do find it weird that the voters of Michigan seem unable to see Granholm's record of speech-making (and nearly-non-action), and compare it to Obama's record. Which has similar major themes.

I Callahan said...

Apparently, the majority of Michiganders are slow on the uptake(I include myself in that opprobrium--it took almost 40 years before I converted to the dark side!).

As a fellow Michigan resident, I can only tell you what I see: people here are stuck in 1955. To them, the big 3 are still the center of the earth, and if it weren't for that damn free trade, we'd all be wallowing in money. Just like we were in 1955.

That collective bargaining amendment is going to pass here by a longshot, and Michigan will be poised to join Illinois and California as 3rd world states.

It's unfortunate, because so much of this state is beautiful.

I Callahan said...

That growth on her face keeps moving around.

Jennifer Granmole (TM)

edutcher said...

A little vacant in the eyes.

And, if that bra pushed up any farther, she'd be tickling her nipples with her lashes.

section9 said...

I'm sorry, but Jennifer is one fine looking woman in 1978. Reminds me of the Palin pageant clips from 1984, only Sarah actually knew how to work the catwalk.

Jesus, the guys on that f**king show all probably went off to work for the Cali Cartel. Look at those suits?

Perfesser, you didn't date ANY of those losers, did you?

William said...

It is very hard to project gravitas while appearing on the Dating Game. This is the first time I've seen this. Something tells me that if Sarah Palin had appeared on such a show, we'd have seen it ad nauseam.....There's no denying that she's attractive, but her perkiness seems aggressive. I wonder if the guy scored. Are there any statistics about the number of enduring relationships engendered by the Dating Game?

BarrySanders20 said...

Oh he scored all right.

And I love the liberal use of phallic symbols by the clever folks at the network. Look at the erupting fountain phallus at 7:55 and then the oh-so-subtle cactus at 8:30 or so.

A. Shmendrik said...

It is very hard to project gravitas after appearing on the Dating Game.

Strelnikov said...

But, of course, Palin is the airhead...

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Did anyone notice the Palinesque 'you betcha' from Granholm at the 1:53 mark?

rana said...

@karrde

I don't recall her being so wildly leftist as she appears to be now. Perhaps now that she is no longer seeking election she can let true colors fly.

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Kevin said...

Welcome to the new 21st century nightmare - that every damfool thing you did when you were 19 will be videoed and put up on the internet for the rest of you life.

Apparently this is already having a real impact on spring break behavior...

Darcy said...

Crazy eyez.

Aridog said...

I gotta pretty much go with @I Callahan's comment.

Frankly, after listening to her promises for 8 years and watching her produce absolutely nothing worthwhile...I can only be embarrassed that she was elected here.

She did restore the "Single Business Tax" as the "Michigan Business Tax" ... a closeted VAT that taxes a business on labor expenditures in profit years and loss years...got it, also in LOSS years. She was ably assistecd by former uber-RINO Gov Bill Milliken, author of the original SBT, who she designated as her primary tax consultant.

What I am saying is that I doubt she's ever had an original thought in her life. I'm not surprised she seemed so much like little breathless herself in 1978 and 2012 together. There is nothing else there there.

I figure she was a political design prototype for our current POTUS.

DADvocate said...

Ellie May Clampett became governor. Cool.

Methadras said...

This is how the war on women started.

Methadras said...

On that note. I'd hit it.

Carnifex said...

I like my coffee hot, my beer cold, and my women a little crazy. Makes 'em sick 'n' twisted in the bedroom.

Me: "Hey Jennifer! Know the difference between a chicken leg and a penis?"

Jennifer: "No"

Me: "Wanna go on a picnic?

Aridog said...

Ellie May Clampett became governor

Thread winner.

bgates said...

Arnold Schwarzenegger was on that show.

Which just goes to prove what I've always said, "Never trust a foreign-born politician running for governor who was a contestant on The Dating Game."

MadisonMan said...

No one had good hair in 1978.

kentuckyliz said...

It would be really interesting if this were also the episode featuring the guy who was eventually discovered to be a serial killer.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

I Callahan,
I'm having a Granmole seizure.

SeanF said...

Kevin: Welcome to the new 21st century nightmare - that every damfool thing you did when you were 19 will be videoed and put up on the internet for the rest of you life.

Yeah, life was so much better back in the old days, when you could go on national television and rest assured that nobody would ever see it!