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09.17.08 58 Comments

Recently it was rumored that Val Kilmer has been considering a break from his day job as a Women’s Studies professor in order to run for governor of New Mexico in 2010.

Gov. Bill Richardson helped fuel speculation about the actor possibly running for governor 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.”

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. [Fox News]

Outside of club promoters and people who write websites, actors are probably the least qualified people for running anything ever, but then again this is New Mexico so hey why not.  Little is known about Kilmer’s campaign platform, but the candidate is said to be staunchly “pro cupcake.”

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