George Lopez graced Fox's The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet with an interview for a segment scheduled to air tomorrow. The Mexican American actor, comedian, and author was honored, alongside a slew of politicians and activists, as one of Time's "25 Most Influential Hispanics" an honor he humbly dismisses by saying "I put that list together...I'm going to come clean right now."
George tells the hosts he admires fellow list-makers Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas but that "Erik Estrada should have been on there! (joking) I would have put him somewhere in the high 80's."
Now that he's been officially recognized as a force in the Latin community, the funnyman reveals he has plans to extend his influence beyond comedy. "I have been out there with Barack Obama trying to get voters to register and vote...and really also for selfish reasons. He hasn't nominated a Vice President yet," he says. "I would bring (to the Vice Presidency) not only the Nick at Nite audience and great salsa music, I would make Carlos Santana Secretary of State."
Hey, why not? Wouldn't the White House lawn be just perfect for a Santana concert and salsa dance-off?