Wow... I was trying to be funny before. However, it appears that he may actually go for it:
A funny thing happened when Val Kilmer started suggesting that he just may run for governor of New Mexico next year.Hey man, any excuse that I have to suggest that Iceman might be governor of New Mexico is just fine with me. Political theater folks -- I eat it up!
He was serious.
At least he’s serious enough to reportedly hire a political strategist, to seek out the advice of lawmakers among the state’s congressional delegation and to push back as the state’s journalists mine celebrity profiles and tabloid coverage.
Arnold Schwarzenegger preceded his run for governor of California with a campaign for after-school programs. Sonny Bono was mayor of Palm Springs before he was elected to Congress. Jesse Ventura was mayor of the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park before he won the governorship of Minnesota.
By contrast, Kilmer, 49, has no comparable political credits. In fact, the idea of Kilmer in elective politics is just as surprising among Hollywood’s political class as it is elsewhere.
26 February 2009
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