Tim Allen, 'Kind of an Anarchist'

The Bakunin of the sitcoms



Entertainment Weekly opens its new interview with Tim Allen by calling the old Home Improvement star (*) a "conservative comedian." But when the magazine gets around to asking Allen to describe his politics, he replies: "Politically I'm kind of an anarchist if you see my stand-up. I'm for responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do."

That's a novel definition of "anarchist," though I don't suppose it's any further off base than whatever definition the Sex Pistols were using.

In any event, Allen goes on to explain his politics a bit more: He voted for John Kasich, he doesn't like paying taxes, and he'd like "a little menu on my tax returns where I could tell them where my money would go." That last idea is usually labeled "tax choice," but in Allen's honor I'm going to start calling it "Kasich anarchy."

(* I know that's an outdated reference, but I may be the last man standing who has never seen Last Man Standing.)