What would George do if he wasn't hosting Coast to Coast AM?
This actually came up on the show last night during the 10 minutes I listened on the way home from "Harold & Kumar 3d Christmas" (an absolute instant classic btw, you MUST see it, AND in 3D--and I'm NOT a fan of 3D!)
Dave from Wisconsin asked (via producer Tom D. making an on-air appearance)..."I always wanted ask you what you'd be doing for a living if you weren't a talk show host."
George: Ah, I've said publicly that I probably would want to run for political office. I just have always wanted to get into office and try to deliver the truth to people. Like we do on this radio show. But I think a refreshing politician who simply tells people the way it is, lays it out there, and then tries to implement policy that helps people. That's what I would do.
Tom: Ya know, I was thinking about this, and for some reason I see you as a chef or an insurance salesman.
George (pause, stunned, sarcastic): Thanks!
Tom: What's wrong with that?
George: (stutters) I've gone from a talk show host to a CHEF?
Tom: Well, you're supposed to be thinking about if you WEREN'T a talk show host.
George: I see YOU as a shoe salesman.
Tom (laughs): See you later.
George: Nothing wrong with selling shoes, I did that through college.
If you get a chance to actually listen it's about at the 29 and a half minute mark of the 3rd hour. You can actually hear that George was offended/pissed/annoyed at Tom's suggestions. It was very amusing.
So, there's fodder for those who are convinced George wants to mount a presidential run someday.
Personally I think Tom's right on with the insurance salesman thing. I don't know if I'd eat anything prepared for me by Chef George N.