Val Kilmer for GOVERNOR?!?

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    I was reading on Wikipedia that he is considering running for Governor of New Mexico in 2010, I don't put much stock in Wikipedia, it's more entertaining then anything. I did find a interview on the net though...........

    Val Kilmer contemplates run for governor of New Mexico in 2010

    SANTA FE, N.M. - Holy hornet's nest, Batman! The New Mexico governor's mansion?

    Fresh from the inauguration, actor Val Kilmer is pondering running for governor in 2010, when Democrat Bill Richardson's second term ends.

    "I'm just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer told The Associated Press on Thursday. "And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I'll run."

    But there's no decision yet.

    "It's really day to day," he said over tea at a local restaurant.

    Kilmer, 49, grew up in Los Angeles but has called New Mexico home for more than two decades. He's currently registered as a Democrat and said he cast a ballot for Barack Obama from Bulgaria, where he was filming.

    A Kilmer candidacy could throw a monkey wrench into the well-oiled Democratic machine of Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who's already running for the job.

    Kilmer's screen credits include Batman in "Batman Forever" in 1995, brash fighter pilot Lt. Tom "Iceman" Kazansky in the 1986 hit "Top Gun," and rock icon Jim Morrison in the 1991 Oliver Stone film, "The Doors."

    Kilmer said if he ran it wouldn't have to be a conventional campaign. While the actor decides, he's getting out and about and has been listening to people — something he says he's pretty good at.

    "What I do for a living is listen," he said, making a bold prediction: "If I run, I'm going to be the next governor."

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    Val Kilmer contemplates run for governor of New Mexico in 2010

    Although I like him as an actor, he has a reputation around Hollywood as being extremly difficult to work with and has a huge ego. He would not make a good Governor at all.

    Although I do have to give him credit as he HATES Tom Cruise :)
     
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    He has been continuously and consistently employed in his chosen profession, so his alleged rep of "being difficult" must be overblown.
     
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    Overblown? Every Director he has worked for has said he is difficult to work with. He keeps getting jobs because he makes money in the box office, just like Tom Cruise.
     
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    You've spoken to every director he worked for?
     
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    "Being difficult" probably translates to "Republican".

    He was also Mad Mardigan. I can't believe they didn't mention that.
     
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    And the guy in "The Ghost and the Darkness"
     
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    He's running as a Dem
     
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    Well then it could be anything.
     
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    This story alone has probably boosted his career (of non-theater cheap DVDs) more than a hit movie. Hollywood cares more about catering to libs than making a buck (which is SO hard to believe but true).
     
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    Val is a dem I'd vote for.

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