Jennifer Granholm, DNC Firebrand, 'Cute' on '78 'Dating Game'
Here's Jennifer Granholm like you've never seen her. The former Michigan governor and current liberal talkshow host, who gave the single most-fiery speech at the Democratic convention, was a contestant on "The Dating Game" in 1978. The Detroit Free Press found video via YouTube on Facebook and wrote about it Thursday.
In the episode, Granholm's present-day business suit and controlled hairdo are replaced on her 19-year-old self by shoulder pads, suspenders and an enormous set of curls.
She is introduced on the show as "cute and curvaceous." She won a trip to Palm Springs with one of the three male contestants, but according to the Free Press, never took it. Watch " The Dating Game" appearance here:
Compare that to her speech at the Democratic National Convention last week, when she gave a full-throated and inspired defense of President Obama's handing of the economy and his attempts to rescue the U.S. auto industry.