It’s not a rumor
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By jank - Last updated: Wednesday, August 6, 2003 - Save & Share - 4 Comments

In a move widely viewed (At least by this author) to be the best thing to happen to California politics since the Gipper decided to stop making B movies and start a revolution, Ahnold is running.

I’d never seen it, but I like this review of “Running Man”:

bq. In this action thriller based on an early story by Stephen King, Los Angeles in the year 2017 has become a police state in the wake of the global economy’s total collapse. All forms of entertainment are government controlled, and the most popular show on television is an elaborate game show in which convicted criminals are given a chance to escape by running through a gauntlet of brutal killers known as “Stalkers.” Anyone who survives is given their freedom and a condominium in Hawaii, so when a wrongly accused citizen (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is chosen as a contestant, all hell breaks loose. Cheesy sets and a slimy role for game-show host Richard Dawson make this violent mess of mayhem a candidate for guilty pleasure; it is the kind of movie that truly devoted Arnold fans will want to watch more than once. And check those credits–choreography by Paula Abdul!

Plus, Running Man features “Jesse ‘The Governor’ Ventura”: , who hopefully is not truly done with politics. At least I hope not: We’ve got a half dozen of his action figures in the attic, still in the box.

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4 Responses to “It’s not a rumor”

Comment from etrigan
Time August 7, 2003 at 2:47 pm

I can’t believe you are this far off-base. The candidate that California really needs has finally stepped forward and it almost went unnoticed. Just because his steps are smaller than Arnold’s, does not mean he should be discounted.

Gary Coleman has thrown his hat in the ring and any inteligent voter has realized the race is over — “tortoise and the hare” over — “David and Goliath” over. (And if it’s just the name Arnold you like so much, Gary played an Arnold at one time.)

The biggest draw-back to candidate Schwarzenegger is apparent in the many media soundbites available from him. The garbage that has spewed from his lips insultes all of us. He is violent, vulgar, misogynist and he hates politics. Women especially should avoid voting for him since he’s made it clear that they are simply objects to be discarded.

Gary, on the other hand, has always been portrayed as a nice guy who is very inquisitive. From his most famous quote it is clear that he would question the problems and solutions that faced him in the job of Governer and look for advice from more experienced people.

I support the recall of Gray Davis and ask that the smart voters of California elect Gary Coleman.

(wait…were you being serious in your post? I’m betting that the voters of California will once again show their intelligence by following up their vote for Gray Davis with a vote for Arnold Schwarzenegger.)

Comment from jank
Time August 7, 2003 at 4:15 pm

Wow. Wow. Gary freaking Coleman. I’m honestly floored by everyone who is coming out of the woodwork for this one.

This keeps getting better and better. Who knows? It could actually be good in the long run for California to have a couple of more years of chaos in Sacremento. Plus, and I think I’m not alone in thinking this, this is the best entertainment coming out of Hollywood in a while.

Last thought – Are we sure that Arnold hasn’t been working as a foreign policy advisor for Pres. Bush? _If it bleeds, we can kill it_ sounds suspiciously like our plan in the war on terror.

Comment from jank
Time August 7, 2003 at 4:16 pm

Oops. No Textile in comments.

Comment from jank
Time August 7, 2003 at 4:33 pm

And it turns out that Gary Coleman’s planning on voting for Arnold.

But the coup in the CNN article is that Gallagher is running. I guess California’s political system would be a cool thing to smash in his act…

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