Steven Seagal For Governor?

Actor and wannabe cop Steven Seagal is talking about running for Governor of Arizona:

Steven Seagal is making headlines once again.

The flamboyant actor and martial arts expert tells ABC15 he’s considering a run for the Arizona governor’s office.

Seagal says he’s had discussions with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio about the prospective bid, but has other priorities to consider.

The 61-year-old Seagal made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series ”Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County” (The Lost Episodes.)

According to Seagal, the number one problem facing the U.S. is its open borders.

The fact that this guy is friends with Joe Arpaio says everything, I believe.

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  1. Mu says:

    If he gets elected NM should close the border to AZ to make him happy.

  2. Franklin says:

    According to Seagal, the number one problem facing the U.S. is its open borders.

    That’s our #1 problem? I must be way out of the loop …

  3. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Hmmmm… I thought Steven Seagal was America’s #1 problem and that was why we sent him to AZ where he could be safely confined.

  4. roger says:

    Surprised Arpaio didn’t convince Seagal the number one problem is that Arpaio has to abide by the US Constitution.

  5. gVOR08 says:

    And of course this has nothing to do with his new TV show. Sure smells a lot like Trump pretending to run for prez or gov as a publicity stunt.

  6. Pinky says:

    @gVOR08: Dunno if I’d call them publicity stunts. Anyone who has a reality show has to be a bit of an egotist (to think he deserves a show) and a bit of an eccentric (for a network to give him a show). Ego + eccentricity = “I think I should run for office today”.

  7. al-Ameda says:

    Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris should form a commune, they could call it “Arizona.”