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Batman for New Mexico governor?


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Talk about going batty... if Kilmer does run and wins the election for governor, then we would actually have two U.S. governors who'd starred in the *Batman* movies.

 

*Val Kilmer ponders run for NM governor in 2010*

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090206/ap_on_el_gu/people_val_kilmer

 

By DEBORAH BAKER, Associated Press Writer

 

SANTA FE, N.M. ? Fresh from the inauguration, actor Val Kilmer is pondering running for governor of New Mexico 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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>He's currently registered as a Democrat and said he cast a ballot for Barack Obama from Bulgaria, where he was filming.

 

Hey, wait a minute - Barack Obama is from Bulgaria?

 

Oh, sorry, I misread that. Barack Obama is filming in Bulgaria. Whew!

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> {quote:title=scsu1975 wrote:}{quote}

> >He's currently registered as a Democrat and said he cast a ballot for Barack Obama from Bulgaria, where he was filming.

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> Hey, wait a minute - Barack Obama is from Bulgaria?

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> Oh, sorry, I misread that. Barack Obama is filming in Bulgaria. Whew!

 

;)

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What an amazing acting job Heath Ledger performed in Batman. I really do hope he wins the Oscar, he really deserves it this year. It would be a tremendous honor as well for them to recognize this even if he's passed on.

 

But, to the subject at hand. I saw the title and went, Christian Bale? Then saw it was Val Kilmer. He was a much better Doc Holliday than Batman. I actually thought he was terrible as Bruce Wayne. All of the actors chosen for the Batman role were terrible, except Christian.

 

Ah, just an opinion. :)

 

But, I'm not surprised to see an actor running for governor.

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"AeroMexico inaugurates its new flights between Albuquerque and Chihuahua City, Mexico today.

 

Gov. Bill Richardson will board the inaugural flight to Chihuahua City and attend a ceremony to celebrate the event in Chihuahua."

 

http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/othercities/albuquerque/stories/2009/02/09/daily12.html

 

To get to Mexico, just turn left at Albuquerque. :)

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