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Rumor: Kilmer may run for governor of NM

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Chief, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    SANTA FE, N.M. — Val Kilmer for governor?

    Gov. Bill Richardson helped fuel speculation about the actor possibly running for governor of New Mexico when he told television reporters last week, "I like the idea." Richardson's term ends in 2010.

    Richardson acknowledged he hasn't talked with Kilmer and doesn't know whether he's seriously considering a bid for the governorship, but said, "if he jumps in a race he's got name ID, so it can't be discounted." A spokeswoman for the governor later clarified that Richardson wasn't endorsing Kilmer.

    The actor's agent, David Unger, declined comment Friday on whether Kilmer might become a candidate for governor.

    Kilmer, who lives in San Miguel County, has never cast a ballot in New Mexico since registering to vote in 1992, according to registration records.

    Kilmer's screen credits include playing Batman in "Batman Forever" in 1995, a fighter pilot in 1986's "Top Gun" and rock icon Jim Morrison in the 1991 Oliver Stone film, "The Doors."

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  2. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    "Iceman" in a governor's mansion "Maverick" in the White House, shall we start referring to Palin as "Goose".
  3. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    Everything I've ever heard about the guy is that he's a huge jerk.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    so you are saying he would be perfect for politics?

    I like Kilmer, was awesome as Jim Morrison, loved him in Top Secret and as Phillip of Macedonia in Alexander
  5. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    He can win this thing as long as he uses enough Doc Holliday quotes.

    He needs to work "I'm your huckleberry" into his announcement somehow.
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    And the Democrats want us to take them seriously?
  7. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    FYI, this is what Kilmer is looking like these days.

    So, needless to say, he'll have the ladies swooning for him.

    [IMG] [IMG]
  8. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    Anti-Kilmer campaig slogan:

    "If he can't manage his own weight, how can he manage our state?"

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