Allen RuckerThe time’s they are a’changin’ … but not in the direction of scruffy ballads about peace and love. It’s the brave new world of celebrities uber alles, and welcome to it. We crossed the threshold between fame and power with Ronald Reagan, and now we have obliterated it. The trend line is crystal clear — soon all public servants, from president to county auditor, will first be seen and celebrated in People before The CBS Evening News. Not just Reagan, Al Franken, Arnold the Governator, or this Trump fellow. All of them: mayors, governors, Supreme Court justices, the whole lot. Deal with it.

Political parties will now hold casting sessions to see which celebrity has the best chance of beating out another celebrity from the other party for any electable job. You’d begin the search with the show business bible called “Q Scores,” basically a popularity poll to see who’s the most liked. For instance, you wouldn’t ask Bill Cosby or Miley Cyrus in to read for “U.S. Senator.” Their Q Scores are at rock bottom. If you were smart, you’d probably only make one call — Tom Hanks. Is there a more humble, decent, honorable-seeming celeb in the world? Personally, I would also like to see the duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the running. They are as likeable as all get-out, plus