What is up with celebrities becoming politicians? We get that they're good public speakers and have enthusiasm, but are they really qualified for the positions they're stepping into? Val Kilmer may become the next governor of New Mexico when the current one steps down in 2011. The current New Mexico governor, Bill Richardson says he would want the native Kilmer for the position.
He says, He says, "I like the idea. Val Kilmer is a New Mexican, he was Batman. You know there have been successful actors going into politics. I haven't talked to him about it, I don't know how serious he is, but you know if he jumps in a race he's got name ID, so it can't be discounted."
It's kind of scary that he thinks playing Batman qualifies Val. Maybe he should be focusing on Val's political stances rather than cleaning up Gotham City.