- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nick Offerman, the actor who played the burly, woodworking libertarian Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation,” said he is “incredibly excited” to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, whom he called the “sane,” “moral” choice over Donald Trump.

“We have nobody to blame but ourselves for this election, and I think it’s just fascinating,” Mr. Swanson told Esquire in an interview published Wednesday. “I mean, I’m not a great political brain, but I definitely have a pretty simple take on politics that involves common decency.”

“It’s usually easy for me to vote because one party usually offends me by being indecent,” he continued. “On one hand, I understand the dissatisfaction that has led to [Mr. Trump’s] selection. But, on the other hand, I have to say, if you’re going to make a statement with your dissatisfaction, you really should’ve found a better representative of your desires. But I’m just going to try and continue to promote good manners wherever I can.”

Asked who he plans to vote for in November, the 46-year-old actor and real-life woodworker said there is “no logical or sane or moral choice to be made other than voting for Hillary Clinton.”

“But I also think that if she were not a woman, we would not be in this boat. I think the election would be over already,” he lamented. “And that’s another sad thing, that a large reason there’s so much anger and mistrust of her is because people are very reluctant to see the patriarchy topple.

“I am incredibly excited that the glass ceiling will be shattered,” Mr. Offerman said. “I mean, we’ve had our first black president and we’ll probably have our first woman president. And of course we’re going to go kicking and screaming as a nation into that, we would have it no other way. At the end of the day, we’re all a bunch of big babies. But what an exciting accomplishment.”

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