Governor Iceman?

From the Boston Herald on Friday:

Fresh from the inauguration — a commemorative coin still in his pocket — actor Val Kilmer is pondering the pull of public service.

Some "serious people" want him to consider running for governor, he said in an interview with The Associated Press...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.
This has catastrophe written all over it. Don't believe me? Here's what else we can tell from the article:

  • he hasn't voted "very much" (not since 1992 according to New Mexico records)
  • he considers himself a friend of Ralph Nader and contributed to his campaign
  • he thinks he'll be a good governor because he's "not a politician and he's not going to try to become one", and he's a very good listener

But the icing on the cake has to be this quote:

"I’m just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer said, dunking his tea bag in a big mug of hot water at a local restaurant. "And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I’ll run."
Contributive. Great. Can he just throw a "you betcha" at the end of that phrase?

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