Steven Seagal Claims He May "Remotely" Consider a Run for Arizona Governor

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's actor buddy Steven Seagal claims to be "remotely" considering a run for Arizona governor.

Although we assume Seagal's aware that his chances of becoming governor here are somewhere between zero and none, his platform of choice is not surprising: anti-immigration.

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Of course, threatening to run for governor in an attempt to get attention is a classic play in the Arpaio playbook, so it's hardly surprising the likely empty threat was passed along to the crew at ABC 15.

"Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for governor in Arizona, which was a kind of a joke, but I suppose I would remotely consider it, but probably I would have a lot of other responsibilities that may be more important to address," Seagal said.

If he did run, it would make the GOP side of the race into a full-blown circus, and make it sound like the setup of a bad joke. A disbarred and disgraced attorney, a terrible actor, a necrophilia expert, and a guy who makes up Abraham Lincoln quotes walk into a debate hall . . .

Seagal tells ABC 15 (in the segment you can watch below) that the "open borders" are the biggest problem facing this country. As he assures everyone that convicted racial-profiler Sheriff Arpaio isn't racist, he also spouts off this totally-not-racist statement: "We believe that there are -- whether it's 10, 15, 20 percent of [undocumented immigrants] -- are hardened criminals, murderers, rapists, narco traffickers, people like that."

It's not clear who the "we" is, but it sounds like "we" means "people who make up things." The evidence (something that includes actual facts and research) shows that Seagal's allegations couldn't be further from the truth.

See the ABC 15 segment below:


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saltywench
saltywench

Don't ever underestimate the "crazy" in Crazy-A-Z.  I would not be surprised to see Seagal run or win in an AZ election for Governor.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Seagal should pick Dogface the Bounty Hunter as his running mate.


Might as well get all the clowns into the Arizona Circus.



danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

if Seagal runs for governor, we should get Gene LeBell in here to run against him

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Judging how the idiots vote in Arizona, he probably would get elected.

wtf....
wtf....

 that would be awesome!... it will give us something to talk and laugh about for the next few months.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

we should all encourage Steve to run for governor and go out and try to get as many people as we can to encourage him also. because if we could get Steve to throw his hat in the ring..............imagine all the pleasure we could have watching him fumble through any form of debate (of course i am sure he has millions of hours of debate experience..........or donut experience, its all the same to Steve). watching Steve debate might be a great introduction into comedy for Steve, because god only knows his acting would be considered a tragedy

phucu420
phucu420

if he doesnt make governor he can do instructional videos for gay porn on how to make your face look like a gloryhole.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

WTF is with the Helmet Hair ?



MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

All you need now is the talking camel from the GEICO commercials...then the GOP becomes a full blown circus.....

Seagal as governor...there's a laugh...he'd be an even bigger embarrassment then GED Jan...

JustThinking
JustThinking

If what I just read is correct he doesn't meet the residency requirements to run anyway. So as expected this is nothing more than a puff of smoke to blow up our collective asses by old Joe!


TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

Normally it's the elderly local sheriff who throws out his mush about running for governor. I guess the two of them decided to throw out the other name this year to gain attention to the tv show, hoping someone might (1) want to watch it and (2) actually be able to find the station.


As usual, it's nothing more than a media stunt...


Imagine what would could find out about Seagull if he really was interested.... I don't think that's going to happen.

robert_graham
robert_graham

The liberals heads are exploding over the good news that Steven Seagal might be running for Governor because they know that if he wins, their liberal agenda would be even more jeopardy.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

"Although we assume Seagal's aware that his chances of becoming governor here are somewhere between zero and none, his platform of choice is not surprising: anti-immigration."

Are you sure about that Matthew? Don't forget who the electorate in Maricopa County has elected sheriff FIVE TIMES. Plus, if you've lived in Arizona long enough, you might recall such paragons of political prowess as Ev ("Don't ever ask me for a true statement again") Mecham, Fife (the felon) Symington, and the unforgettable "Propane Jane" Hull.


Never assume that somebody is either too stupid (Jan Brewer), or too un-ethical (Tom Horne), or just plain too damn corrupt (Joe Arpaio), to be elected to public office in Arizona

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Oh fun!  A washed up actor that got booted from La for his sex slave thing, a disbarred and disgraced Country attorney, and a woman that thinks the Rio Grand runs south of AZ.  Can the GOP pick 'em or what?

gtnoriega
gtnoriega

@Dontbelieveit Couldn't be worse than Brewer.  Between Seagal and the good sheriff, the good folks of Arizona will be provided with great entertainment.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham he's probably the only guy in America that makes Brewer look like a step up. i doubt he could even beat her in a debate (dont forget her dazzling explanation of global warming)

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@robert_graham lol indeed, liberals would salivate at him running because he has NO qualifications, and would only split the votes and take them from the other hacks they will run. PS im not quite sure what you mean by liberal agenda, but anything is better than the lobby fueled system we have now thanks to the GOP. Education funding being taken away and given to private prisons, and then hiding the books so the public has no idea about how much money is being wasted. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@shadeaux14 

Our current election system is a major cause of our leadership problems.

Our parents and grandparents allowed the Democrats and the Republicans to take over our election system to the point that most people don't bother to even think about candidates.   They ignore primaries and just wait to vote for whoever has the (R) or the (D) beside their name.  As a result, the people with the most extreme views get more say in who is elected.  In general, a crackpot conservative is always going to be preferable to a crackpot liberal, particularly in Arizona, so that's what we get.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows 

The GOP didn't pick any of them.

To be fair, the thing about making up quotes by Lincoln is an outright lie.  The falsely attributed quote has been floating around the internet for some time.  Failing to check the attribution of a quote is certainly not as bad as misidentifying the person who started it.

 

TommyCollins
TommyCollins topcommenter

@david_saint01 David, that all was lost on him. You need to keep it at 4th grade or lower for him to comprehend. He apparently is a product of the Republican education machine.

JustThinking
JustThinking

@valleynative@WhoKnows As a voter I would certainly appreciate a politician who checks his information. Seems to me that would be a very important thing when running an entire state

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@NWEng 

Ok, a Fox news website is as unscrupulous as New Times.  I was looking at the video version.


NWEng
NWEng

@valleynative@JustThinkingHere's the title from Faux:


Marked for governor? Actor Steven Seagal says he's weighing bid for Arizona's highest office.

I don't think that the PNT verbage is that far off from Faux.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@JustThinking

The statement is true, but was made in passing, and neither Fox nor Joe is suggesting that he's actually considering running for governor.  That exaggeration is on New Times.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@valleynative They CAN stop someone running as a GOP candidate.  Bar them from the primary, etc.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows

And, I really shouldn't have to point this out, but the suggestion that not taking extraordinary action to remove somebody is the same as "picking" them is completely wrong.   Failing to call the police to have a person removed from your Superbowl party is not the equivalent of inviting them.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows

No, they can't stop anybody from declaring their candidacy.   And we don't even know that this clown would run as a Republican.  He might run on the "Has Been" ticket.


If you actually look at what he said, he has no more intention of running than Matthew does, and actually insulted the office of Governor (possibly more so than Brewer has) by suggesting that a washed-up actor might have more important things to do.

This is just another poor excuse for journalism.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@JustThinking@valleynative@WhoKnows 

Yes, I'd like that too, but I wouldn't drop all consideration of a candidate for one such mistake.  I doubt you can find any politician anywhere who hasn't used an incorrectly attributed "quote" at some point in their career.

 

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