Steven Seagal pondering run for AZ Governor?

Actors in politics not a novel concept

At first blush, the discussions of a Steven Seagal candidacy for Arizona governor might seem odd. But celebs have a long history of entering the political arena. California has had Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger each serve as two-term governors. Reagan was twice elected President of the United States. In 1964 movie actor George Murphy was elected to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. In 1986 Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel, Calif., and in 1988 Sonny Bono was elected mayor of Palm Springs, Calif. Bono went on to serve as a two-term U.S. Congressman.

Iowa voters sent Fred Grandy (“Gopher” on the Love Boat series) to Congress where he was a member of the U.S. House from 1987-1995. Ben Jones (“Cooter” on the Dukes of Hazzard) served two terms (1989-1993) as a Georgia U.S. Representative. Law & Order star Fred Thompson was a Tennessee senator from 1993-2003.

Jesse Ventura, a former professional wrestler, was elected governor of Minnesota on the Reform Party ticket in 1998. The same state sent comedian Al Frankin to the U.S. Senate in 2009. The liberal jokester ran on the Democratic–Farmer–Labor ticket.

Actor and martial arts expert Seagal notes the number one problem facing the United States today is its unsecured border. Compared to the office holders in Minnesota, Gov. Steven Seagal sounds (video) even more plausible.

ABC 15 carries a complete report.


6 Responses to Steven Seagal pondering run for AZ Governor?

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    Actors have to learn their lines and stick with the script. If only some of current elected cons would do the same. Instead they deviate from their pre-election script immediately after winning office. Jeff Flake and John McCain are excellent examples. Both were strongly supportive of actual border security and opposed to amnesty UNTIL they were sworn into office. Within hours they were promoting amnesty with the democrats as members of the Gang of 8. I’d rather have an “actor” in office any day than a practiced liar…which is what we have in spades today.

  2. Ajo Joe says:

    Ronald Reagan, once a sportscaster and later an actor, was the finest US President in my memory, and I’m no kid.

    He was first and foremost the best kind of political conservative — a convert from the ranks of the Democrat Party. His optimism was infectious and ignited the spirit of this nation. He also possessed a devilish sense of humor, evident even after being shot by a would-be assassin. Amused and startled medical personnel at the hospital reported that he said to the doctors as he was being wheeled in to surgery, “I hope you’re all Republicans.”

    This was Reagan’s great response to the question of his age when he ran for president. This clip is from his debate with Walter Mondale.

    Here’s more:

  3. Dennis O'Brien says:

    I strongly support the fundamental issue of securing our border. We live in perilous times. Far too many Americans appear to have already forgotten the terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 innocent American civilians on September 11,2001. Since Ronald Reagan is being quoted here, let’s not forget what he said in 1981 on the subject. “This country has lost control of its borders. And no country can sustain that kind of position.”

    Steven Seagal actually speaks intelligently on the fundamental topic of border security. Whether he runs is not the issue. What matters is the need to heed the wisdom of this position. Far too many have taken the “politically correct,” soft on the invasion approach, when we need to take the “America First” stance. During the debates, Newt Gingrich, a newly christened Catholic convert sounded like he was coached by church liberals on the topic.

    I would never have voted for Gingrich after hearing his apologetic distortions. If we’re going to be screwed over,and our once prosperous country turned into an impoverished third world nation, I’d much rather have it done by a democrat than a liar who purports to be a Republican.

  4. Vinoaz says:

    I hope not. Do not see that he is qualified. Is he even a resident of AZ? Supporting PETA is a deal breaker for me. Made up of mostly mentally disturber liberals.

  5. Night Owl says:

    A Buddhist governor would be a novelty. His current wife is Mongolian.

  6. Doc says:

    I ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT support this man for governor. Vinoaz’s response is just 1 reason. Doing our homework on this guy will scare th’ TAR outta’ ya’…