Kelsey Grammer and ex-wife Camille, in 2009
08/02/2011 at 06:30 PM EDT
Good thing Kelsey Grammer isn't thinking of running for mayor of Beverly Hills.
TV's Real Housewives
from that city jumped at the chance to ridicule his desire to run for mayor of New York
"He's got to learn how to run a family first before he can run a city," Kyle Richards told PEOPLE at the NBC Universal Press Tour All-Star party in L.A. on Monday night.
"He's such a good example of great morals and family values," Lisa Vanderpump added sarcastically, while the rest of the cast laughed. "I'll be voting for him with a kick up the a–."
Of course, this is not an unbiased constituency. Kelsey's ex Camille, 42, appears on Real Housewives
and is locked in a custody battle with the actor.
For her part, Camille kept her cool and relied on her ladies to render their opinions
"I might be thinking it," she says, "but … it's better that they say those things than me."