In 2006, BET (Black Entertainment Television) ran a series entitled, "Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown" chronicling the last 14 days of freedom before the New Jersey based award winning female rapper entered a federal prison in Philadelphia to serve a 366 day sentence.
It has been said time and time again that politics is Hollywood for ugly people, so why should such reality TV success be limited to rap stars?
This Wednesday will mark the start of the federal criminal trial of ex-Manalapan Mayor Andrew Lucas who is facing multitude of serious felony fraud related charges, stemming from a controversial land deal that put $1,158,000 of taxpayer funds into Lucas' pocket.
If Mr. Lucas is found guilty, he will meet the same fate as Lil' Kim. So why not go out in style and generate some income to pay off fines and restitution?
I propose that BET produces a new series entitled "Mayor Lucas: Countdown to Lockdown" the story of one man who went from Princeton, to Politics, to Prison. He's a smart, likable guy that could help BET gain a new fan base within the Republican Party. Talk about entertainment.
Maybe if we're lucky, by the end of this sad reality show we'll see a spin-off series featuring Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian Burry. Bring popcorn, a total lack of ethics and a cash filled envelope.