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Double Rainbow Guy for President: 15 Internet Celebs That Should Run for Office

The Double Rainbow Guy is running for president through Facebook. Why not a whole administration of viral sensations?


The Double Rainbow Guy, aka Paul Vasquez, became a YouTube celebrity after he recorded himself weeping at the sight of nature's own color band. Ostensibly on that merit alone, he's now running for president—on Facebook, that is. Vasquez is taking advantage of a new Facebook app called Votocracy. For only $99, Votocracy allows candidates to earn supporters through "likes" before hosting primaries for every state and Washington, D.C. Ultimately, the goal is for the 51 final contestants to compete in a televised race, a la American Idol.

Needless to say, they don't have a TV deal yet. But that's not deterring us from thinking of the possibilities of a country run by viral sensations. Why stop at the presidency? Here, we imagine an entire United States administration culled from YouTube:

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Finally, a Memorable Valedictorian Speech

It's not very "street," but Doniphan West High School's Alaine Caudle gave an fun valedictorian rap instead of a boring speech.

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It's high school graduation season, and that means valedictorians are all over the country are giving forgettable speeches. But that wasn't the case at Doniphan West High School in Highland, Kansas.

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Back With Another Rap: Two Angry LAUSD Teachers Want You to Protest California Education Cuts

The two teachers behind the "Two Teachers and a Microphone" video are back.

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The two anonymous pink slipped Los Angeles Unified School District teachers behind the rap video "Two Teachers and a Microphone" are back. The angry duo is still demanding the school board rescind the 5,000 preliminary layoff notices sent out to teachers and other school site employees. But in their latest track, they're also encouraging Angelenos to join them in pressuring California's legislators to put Governor Jerry Brown's school-funding saving tax extensions on a June special election ballot.

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