Val Kilmer owns a 6000 acre ranch in New Mexico making him a legal resident. And since he is a resident, he thinks he should be in charge of the other 1.9 million folks as their governor.
One of New Mexico’s most famous residents is once again telling people in the press that he wants to run for governor.
According to The Hill actor Val Kilmer is still thinking about running for New Mexico’s top job in 2010 when the current governor, Bill Richardson, is term-limited out of office.
And Kilmer hinted that he has the backing of Gov. Bill Richardson.
The Hill reports that Kilmer said the mysterious “they” have asked him to run.
He told The Hill at Monday’s Huffington Post party at the Newseum that he has been approached to run for the highest office of the state where he owns a ranch and has family roots.
“Actually, they’ve asked me to run for governor,” he said, not specifying who “they” are. “People seem to want me to.”
I despise Val Kilmer.
Not because of his acting. He’s a fine actor and certainly an accomplished one.
Not for being a general wacko. He’s a method actor and by definition that means a little insane.
Not for his being a Christian Scientist. Though I do think it is child abuse to withhold medicine from a sick child.
No, I despise Val Kilmer because he is a military-hating, lying sack of shit.
Here is an excerpt from an interview that Kilmer did with Esquire magazine:
[Klosterman]: You mean you think you literally had the same experience as Doc Holliday?
Kilmer: Oh, sure. It’s not like I believed that I shot somebody, but I absolutely know what it feels like to pull the trigger and take someone’s life.
[Klosterman:] You understand how it feels to shoot someone as much as a person who has actually committed a murder?
[Kilmer] I understand it more. It’s an actor’s job. A guy who’s lived through the horror of Vietnam has not spent his life preparing his mind for it. He’s some punk. Most guys were borderline criminal or poor, and that’s why they got sent to Vietnam. It was all the poor, wretched kids who got beat up by their dads, guys who didn’t get on the football team, couldn’t finagle a scholarship. They didn’t have the emotional equipment to handle that experience. But this is what an actor trains to do. I can more effectively represent that kid in Vietnam than a guy who was there.
I think that’s fairly clear…..DOUCHE.
There are approximately 180,000 veterans in New Mexico that would probably be interested in knowing Mr. Kilmer’s views on veterans.
Among them is probably a gentleman named John Garcia:
The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Services is John M. Garcia. He brings a background in strategic planning, business development and community relations. The Secretary is well known to the veterans’ community and was a Commissioner on the predecessor state veterans body, the New Mexico Veterans Service Commission.
Secretary Garcia served in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam in 1969-1970 as a member of the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division. He is a founding member of the Vietnam Veterans of New Mexico and served as the National Deputy Director of the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program in Washington, DC.
So, Val, anytime you want to try to defend the above statement; I’ll be your huckleberry.