by Michael dEstries
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Putting aside the fact that Brad Pitt isn’t even eligible to run for Mayor of New Orleans (you must be a resident for five years, he’s got almost four under his belt), a growing chorus of supporters nevertheless have been campaigning on the actor’s behalf; going so far as to even sell an incredible amount of “Brad Pitt for Mayor” tees.

During an interview with media-buddy Ann Curry on NBC’s Today show — which took place in one of the green homes the actor built through his Make It Right org — Pitt put the rumors to rest after the reporter asked him if he would serve as acting Mayor if called upon.

“Yeah, yeah,” he joked.

But then Pitt went on to say that his liberal stance would most likely be his undoing — despite the fact that he’s been one of the main drivers of rebuilding in New Orleans’ especially hard-hit Lower-9th Ward. “I’m running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform,” Brad said. “I don’t have a chance!”

When pressed by Ann, Brad said again. “I don’t have a chance,” he explained. “It’s not what I do best.”

Truly a platform I can get behind. Now where do I get one of those t-shirts? Check out the full video below:

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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