Quoted: Matthew Perry shuts down will-you-run-for-office question nicely

Matthew Perry, right, chats with with Reps. Frank Wolf, left, and Chaka Fattah on the Hill Thursday. (Paul Morigi / AP Images for The National Association of Drug Court Professionals) Matthew Perry, right, chats with with Reps. Frank Wolf, left, and Chaka Fattah Thursday. (Paul Morigi /AP Images for The National Association of Drug Court Professionals)

 

“I think I’ve been to rehab too many times to run for office.”

 

—  Matthew Perry when subjected to that rite-of-passage question asked of every celebrity who dabbles in the political process, in an interview with The Hill newspaper. The erstwhile “Friends” star was back in Washington Thursday for a congressional hearing urging funding of drug courts — a particular cause of his after a battle with prescription-med addiction — which focus on getting offenders into treatment instead jail.

Earlier: Matthew Perry, Trey Anastasio get confessional at drug court conference, 7/20/11

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