Sickness and a debate tournament at the Naval Academy prevented me from posting over the weekend, but now I’m back to full strength. While I doubt anyone outside of my immediate circle of friends cares, the tournament was pretty awesome, culminating in Mary Washington victories in both the JV and varsity divisions.
In completely unrelated news, Val Kilmer is mulling a run for governor of New Mexico:
Actor Val Kilmer — or Batman, to millions of Americans — is strongly considering a run for New Mexico governor in 2011, when Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson will be term-limited out of office.
At Monday’s Huffington Post party at the Newseum, Kilmer said 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 love my state and I love the people,” Kilmer said.
The actor who succeeded Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader could have a problem, however.
He’s been a prominent supporter of Ralph Nader’s independent bid for the White House, and gave money to Nader over President Obama in 2008.
I wholeheartedly and unreservedly endorse this development.