I think when we look back on this time as history it may be referred to as The Era of the Celebrity.
We (well, not me and you, more like "The Man") appoint comedians as senators:
Actors think they are experts on religion and medicine:
Or that they represent all of America with their political views:
Bodybuilder/actors are made governors (and then bankrupt their state):
Or are just plain worshiped as deity - if she doesn't like beef, then beef sales drop by millions:
And of course, let's not leave out the biggest celebrity of them all - at least the media thinks he is: