Saturday, August 13, 2005

Is this for real?
Via Talkleft, Christopher Walken has announced his candidacy for President in 2008. Of the United States.
Because Mr. Walken is currently contracted for more than one film production, the Walken campaign manager Michael Hansee admitted that there would be relatively minimal publicity at this early stage. "[Mr. Walken] has a full plate right now, acting in a number of different films, and can't start any personal campaign work until these obligations are fulfilled," he commented. "We're looking to spread the word and build a little support base with our site, in preparation for a full campaign in early 2007."

The campaign website is patriotic-themed, with the tag-line "To Get America Back on Track." Hansee stated that the campaign is hoping to drum up early support through their online presence, much as Howard Dean did in the 2004 race.
Whether he's serious or not--and there's no mention I can find of any party affiliation or if he's running as an independent--his #1 platform position has just got to be "more cowbell". If he ran on that, I'd probably vote for him myself. "I've got a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell."

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