We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to that sexy, stunning Borg drone Seven-Of-Nine!
On the third “Star Trek” spin-off, “Star Trek: Voyager”, which aired on the long-gone Paramount Network from 1995 -2001, from 1997 to the end of its run, a female Borg drone was introduced as the new cast member and shipmate to the lost Star Fleet crew of the star ship “Voyager”. Her designation was Seven-Of-Nine. The drop-dead gorgeous half-human/half cybernetic organism space socialist in the breathtakingly form-fitting catwoman space suit was play by actress Jeri Ryan.
So why does she merit such appreciation? You see Jeri Ryan was married to Jack Ryan for most of the Nineties. In 1999 she divorced her husband of eight years. In 2004, Jack Ryan decided to run for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald. After easily winning the Republican primary, Ryan was expected to easily win that Congressional Senate seat over his neophyte Democratic rival…
…Ah, the best laid plans…
In June of 2004, after several of Ryan’s republican opponents had months earlier requested the release of Ryan’s divorce records, it was revealed that Jeri Ryan based her reason for divorce on the allegation that during their marriage Jack liked to take her to sex clubs with the intention of performing bizarre sex acts with her in public. Jeri alleged that Jack took her to sex clubs all over the world, something she was very resistant to.
After these divorce allegations were made public – allegations which Jack Ryan flatly denied – he was forced by the Illinois state Republican Party to withdraw his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. But at such a late date it was difficult to find a replacement candidate. The same Republican party leaders who called for Ryan’s resignation chose Alan Keyes, a carpetbagger from Maryland, as Ryan’s replacement in the November senatorial election. Keyes lost easily.
That neophyte Democratic candidate that would have been trounced so easily haed Jack Ryan stayed in the race?…
Without knowing it at the time, Jeri Ryan set off a chain of circumstantial events that taken in order conspired to make Barack Obama the president-elect of the United States.
The law of unintended concequences — and all because Seven-Of-Nine got a divorce!
Thank You, Seven-Of-Nine. Thank You So Very, Very Much!!!